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  • An odd but impressive video popped up on Vimeo recently, and we can't stop watching it. It's a CGI (computer-generated imagery) rendering of a horizontally rotating column knocking over and pushing around what looks like humans. The video is titled "I've fallen, and I can't get up!" It was uploaded by Dave Fothergill, a visual-effects artist from the U.K. Why can't we take our eyes off this? Because it's almost hypnotic!

    Soon after the release of the original silent version, which has gone viral, an Internet entrepreneur, Andy Baio, got his hands on it and added his own horrifying sound effects to go along with the visuals.

    Like many bizarre online works of art, the video was posted to Reddit, where commenters weighed in with their thoughts, such as "This is the most oddly-satisfying thing I've ever seen!" and "It's like watching a hundred euphoria enabled ragdolls." 

    Fothergill says he used a special-effects plug-in called Miarmy, which was designed to create crowd simulations. If

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    One of the best friends you will ever have in this world will be your sister. You will know more about one another than anyone else. You will know what she looks like before she has her coffee in the morning. You will know if she is in a bad mood without asking. Most of all, you will know exactly how to cheer her up.

    The woman in this video, which has gone viral, is clearly a very good sister.

    Trying to bring a smile to her sister's face during her seventh round of chemotherapy, this unknown woman filmed herself dancing to Cali Swag District's "Teach Me How to Dougie." She holds nothing back in her attempt to make her sister smile.

    The video has struck a chord. It has been shared over 50,000 times on Facebook and viewed more than 2.7 million times so far. There are thousands of encouraging comments.

    Here's the full video:

     

    Toward the end of the video, when the dancing stops, the woman sends out a message of support to her sister, and all sisters,

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    Weather reporters don't always have it easy, from getting blown around while broadcasting a story on blizzard conditions to surviving a scary, gigantic spider on a camera lens. But today's story goes to the dogs.  

    Mike Sobel is a weather reporter from Global Edmonton Morning News in Canada. On Friday morning, a dog from the Edmonton Humane Society was on hand during the newscast to promote pet adoption. Sobel playfully invited the 18-month-old mastiff mix named Ripple to co-host his weather report when things started to head south.  

    The rambunctious puppy jumped up and down while a distracted Sobel tried to carry on the report, saying, "Ripple sit. Sit Ripple. Ripple's not sitting that's for sure." You can hear Sobel's co-workers having a good laugh in the background.


    Ripple strongly tugs at its leash while it thrashes Sobel around the set. Then, just when you think it couldn't get any worse, Ripple successfully chews through the leash and jumps up on Sobel, who ends the report

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    Seriously — are 11-year-olds taking over the world of dance? It certainly seems that way. After being wowed by the amazing talents of Taylor Hatala, an 11-year-old with some crazy cool hip-hop moves, we now introduce you to Adilyn Malcolm, aka "Audacious Adi," and her dubstep moves.

    This 11-year-old from Littleton, Colorado, is the newest YouTube dancing star.

    Adi’s dubstep style has been viewed more than 1.8 million times. The most amazing thing about her is that she has not taken one single dance class. She is self-taught and has been dancing for only about six months. She used YouTube videos to teach herself her unique moves.
     
    She is getting a lot of positive feedback on the video. Commenter Ryan Mayer wrote, “She's awesome! Keep up the great work!!! Crazy impressive.”
     
     You would think that all of that dedication to something would mean dancing is Adi’s favorite hobby, but nope — she says dancing is a close second to motocross on this cool girl's list.

    Who do you think the next

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  • At this point, you have probably seen at least one of the many variations of a selfie in your social media feed. There is the "I'm at the gym" selfie, the "I'm in the car" selfie, the "I'm in the car with my dog" selfie, and also, the still mind-boggling "I am at a funeral" selfie.

    Say hello to the donut selfie. No, it is not a new way to document fried dough. This new photography trend captures the entire 360-degree environment of its subject and brings the selfie game to the next level.

    This brand-new take on the selfie was introduced to us just yesterday by Karen X. Cheng, who is a bit of a pro at making videos that go viral. You may remember Karen from her website, Give it 100, which encourages people to post videos of 100-day challenges they have given themselves. Yahoo News spoke to Cheng who told us she got this innovative selfie idea with her friend by playing around with her camera adding, "we were doing sweeping camera motions around the head trying to make optical illusions.

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