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  • A flight attendant and trained figure skater is turning the friendly skies into a fired-up dance party.

    Michael Tongko became a YouTube star after the first of the year. In December, the flight attendant began entertaining passengers with choreographed moves during the opening safety announcements. There is an in-flight video of the dance that plays before takeoff, but first-class passengers cannot see it because their monitors are stowed.

    So Tongko brings the show right to the aisle.

    Zac Bowling posted the first viral video of Tongko's dance. The software engineer was flying back to San Francisco from Las Vegas, where he attended CES.

    "Grab my camera as fast as possible!" was Bowling's first thought when the flight attendant began running up and down the cabin, gyrating while demonstrating the proper use of a seat buckle and oxygen mask. "He likes showing off, but he's a great guy."

    Thanks to the FAA relaxing regulations on in-flight electronics use, Bowling was able to film Tongko.

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  • Kevin Bacon has an important message for you, and it has nothing to do with his hit TV show on Fox, his band, or any other project he's working on.

    Bacon is raising awareness for the times we know as the '80s.

    "Oh, hi. I'm two-time Saturn Award nominee Kevin Bacon," the actor starts off in a PSA parody. Bacon took home a Saturn Award last year for "The Following." He then removes his dark sunglasses. "And I would like to talk to you about 80's awareness," he says.

    "Awareness of '80s culture and technology has been in a significant decline," he continues, "especially amongst a certain demographic. I'm talking to you, millennials!"

    The actor claims that anyone born after 1985 has no idea how hard life was. For example, asking a girl out meant calling her house and having to talk to her parents, as opposed to texting or using an online dating app.

    Speaking of apps, Bacon notes that his favorite app was Rubik's cube. We assume he's referring to the physical cube and not an electronically

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  • Pharrell Williams has the entire world dancing along to his hit song, “Happy.” Well, almost the entire world.

    The World Indoor Bowls Championships were held over the weekend in Eastern England. For a point of reference, bowls is a sport that is in the same “family” as bocce. The men’s championships have been held since 1979. Competitions have since been added for women, men’s pairs, open pairs, and mixed pairs. For those keeping score at home, Scotland’s Darren Burnett took home the men’s title this year.

    There is a part of last weekend’s event that is becoming very popular on YouTube, and it did not involve the competition. During a break in the action, the hosts thought it would be a good idea to play “Happy” in the venue to get the crowd dancing.

    Other than the hosts, no dancing was involved. Thankfully though, the BBC captured the entire sequence and YouTube user Aaron Gillespie uploaded it for our enjoyment.

    Maybe some in the crowd weren’t fans of the song. Maybe others were

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  • Imagine waking up on the day of your engagement party to find out that you're actually getting married. For some brides, it might be their worst nightmare. For Carly Butler, it was a dream.

    The Windsor, Ontario, native married Adam Verheyen last August in front of family and friends. Verheyen proposed in January of 2013, and the couple had previously set a date for this May. Butler and her groom made a list of what was important to her and what they absolutely wanted on the big day.

    "We had a shared Pinterest board," Butler told us of how they prepared for the big day. "I wanted really nice hair. I know that sounds vain, but I did. I wanted a really good dance floor and a band. And we knew we wanted the day documented."

    Shortly after their engagement, the bride-to-be flew to England to retrace her grandmother Irene's steps. Her grandfather was a Canadian soldier and met his wife while deployed overseas. The two wed in England and spent six months apart while Irene waited for her travel

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  • If there's one thing Americans love to do, it's throw a theme party. From toga to black light to bring your own potato dish, if it can be turned into a reason for a celebration, chances are it will.

    Overseas, people are drawing on inspiration from America's partying ways to throw bashes of their own. The Instagram photos from these get-togethers give us an interesting glimpse into how we might be portrayed overseas.

    There is one constant in every American-themed party, and that is red plastic cups. Of course, country singer Toby Keith infamously released the uber-catchy "Red Solo Cup," but the plastic cylinders were popular at parties long before then. It might be because the cups can conspicuously conceal any liquid from the casual observer. The cups are also cost-effective and can hold a decent amount of liquid.

    Regardless, the perception exists that Americans love to employ red cups partying, whether it be for drinking, pyramid-building, or playing a game of flip cup.

    Another common

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