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  • The good news for actor Vin Diesel is that his movie “Riddick” topped the DVD sales list in its first week out. That yielded another positive: Universal Studios green-lit the next installment.

    How did Vin Diesel celebrate? Well, with a Facebook video in which he announces the news and dances to music by Katy Perry and Beyoncé.

    So, you could say he celebrated in an unlikely manner.

    Diesel, born Mark Sinclair, uploaded the seven and a half minute video in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Appearing in a near-empty room and wearing a tank top and camouflage pants, the action star raps Juicy J’s verse on Katy Perry’s single, “Dark Horse.” He then talks about his good news and segues to another song that was performed Sunday night at The Grammys: Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love,” which features Jay Z.

    “Good thing I didn’t go, I would’ve turned up!” Diesel says as he blasts the Beyoncé track in his house. The actor begins swaying back and forth before busting out a couple of claps and twirls.

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  • Usually I associate professional pingpong with the famous scene from "Forrest Gump." But that changed when a video of China's Chuang Chih-Yuan and Belgium's Jean-Michel Saive hit the Internet. The players take part in a pingpong showdown for the ages — theatrics, sound effects, and trick shots included.

    A video of the match is on YouTube and has almost 4.5 million views in less than a week. The match commences in a relatively normal fashion: The two players exchange volleys back and forth from an immediate proximity to the table's ends. But after only 40 seconds, you begin to see where things start to take a turn for the absurd. Rallies between Chih-Yuan and Saive begin to increase in both distance and time. Then the players act out — with Saive pretending to faint after one rally and Chih-Yuan rushing to "resuscitate" him.

    About seven minutes in, the players decide that the current court configuration needs a switch. Chih-Yuan and Saive turn the table 90 degrees so that the judge is

    Read More »from Pingpong Match Almost Immediately Devolves Into Nothing But Amazing Tricks
  • Vas Alli gave a Christmas present to Jessica Crawford in 2012 that was pretty special: an engagement ring. It was hard to beat that, so for 2013, the New Jersey native decided to travel down a different gift-giving route.

    Before Crawford was born, her mother received a teddy bear as a baby shower gift. The stuffed animal came to be known as Whitey. As a kid, Crawford loved this toy. But the wear and tear that teddy bears go through eventually caught up with Whitey, and he became disfigured, losing half of his stuffing in the process.

    Alli sprung into action and took the bear to the Secaucus Doll and Teddy Bear Hospital. The company repairs stuffed animals and other toys. According to the Hudson Reporter, Luis and Ana Casas of Bogota, Colombia, started the company seven years ago.

    “No patients ever die here,” Ana once told a customer, as reported by the paper. “They always go home healed and looking fit.”

    In a video of Crawford opening her present, Alli notes that it took the hospital

    Read More »from Man Surprises Fiancée With Long-Lost Childhood Teddy Bear
  • Countless recreations have been done of the classic movie “Grease” over the years, but you probably have never seen one quite like a new parody lip synching video released by a group of Swedish soldiers stationed in Afghanistan. The Swedish Coastal Rangers, or the equivalent to what would be the Marines in the US, are seen jamming out to the 1978 movie’s cult hit ‘Greased Lightning’.

    The video, directed by Boris Zeleda, was uploaded to YouTube, but received it’s viral bump thanks to a post on Reddit by user ‘Masterkrabban’ over the weekend. The original YouTube video racked up about 500,000 views, but has since been taken down. It now lives via embeds on several blogs.

    For those of you who are wondering if the group might be getting in trouble for spending their time in service learning choreographed dances, you are dead wrong. Sweden’s Armed Forces spokesman Philip Simon told the Dagens Nyheter Newspaper "It's a professional parody that was made during their free time. This doesn't

    Read More »from Swedish Soldiers Perform Awesome Rendition of 'Greased Lightning'
  • Kyle Oreffice and Josh Gibson are back at it, bringing joy and a little extra cash to unsuspecting people.

    The duo behind the Give Back Films YouTube channel uploaded a video over the weekend in which they are shown tipping a hotel cleaner $500. According to the manager at the Park City, Utah, hotel, the lodge's maid had just quit when a woman walked in with no money, looking for a place to stay. When the woman inquired about the "Now Hiring" sign out front, the manager told her what the position was. The woman took the gig.

    "She's done a great job, excellent job," the manager says in the video. "We were running out of towels and everything. We needed to get our laundry done. Well, she went in, and not only did she start the laundry, but she started organizing it. ... I went in there and I just went, 'Wow. Where did you come from?'"

    Oreffice and Gibson placed $500 in $20 bills under the sheets of a bed in a hotel room that the woman was scheduled to clean. The filmmakers then outfitted

    Read More »from Charitable YouTube Group Surprises Hotel Cleaner with $500 Tip

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