Trending Now
  • It is the weekend, and musician Dan Newbie will be utilizing a lot of wine glasses. However, he will not be standing behind a bar nor will he be pouring out any wine (at least not to our knowledge).

    About a month ago, Newbie began uploading YouTube videos that showed off his skill of playing songs by using wine glasses and other kitchen utensils. On the heels of covering "Let It Go" and "Happy," the musician turned his attention to another one of the Internet's favorite muses: Super Mario Brothers.

    "I never wanted this to be about me," Newbie told Fox 16 in Little Rock, Ark., following the success of his "Happy" cover, which was buoyed by a tweet from Pharrell Williams himself. "I wanted this to be about happiness. I wanted this to be about, 'Hey, you can be happy and not have a real reason to be happy.' Just like you can make music without using instruments."

    Newbie used 48 wine glasses, two pencils, a frying pan, seven microphones, two cameras, and tap water for the piece. Known

    Read More »from College Student Plays 'Super Mario Bros.' Theme Song With Wine Glasses
  • Whether you are a tourist, a weekend warrior, or an every-day commuter, you probably at one time have sought out the best vantage point to take in New York City's skyline. You could make the case that the coolest view is on a rooftop or across a bridge. However, director Randy Slavin has a compelling counterargument. The proof is in his footage.

    The New York City-based photographer used a DJI Phantom drone and a GoPro Hero 3 camera to record some breathtaking views of the city that never sleeps. Slavin flew the drone in between buildings both in and out of Manhattan. He gathered the footage and edited it in to a two-minute compilation set to the song "Tell Me" by artists RL Grime & What So Not.

    The aerial shots that the small, maneuverable drone was able to provide could have never been accomplished by other aircraft. Because of its size, the DJI Phantom fit in a lot of places that a helicopter simply could not. Until now, only birds would have been able to see a moving perspective of

    Read More »from Drone Captures Amazing Aerial Shots of New York City
  • A 4-year-old who died from an inoperable brain tumor received his final request earlier this month: a Star Wars-themed funeral.

    Jack Robinson of Hampshire, England, passed away on April 1. According to The News in Portsmouth, the 4-year-old was diagnosed with the tumor in January. When doctors gave him only a 5 percent chance of surviving, friends and family banded together to help grant some of the boy's final wishes. Singer and former U.K. "X-Factor" judge Gary Barlow visited Jack in the hospital. The 4-year-old also received a birthday video message from Matt Smith, who plays The Doctor in the BBC TV series "Doctor Who."

    "Thank you for your messages. I am totally speechless, my baby has gone but all I can do is cry," his mother, Marie, wrote on Facebook after her son's passing. "We will give my baby an almighty send off, the funeral of all funerals, he deserves the best."

    On April 10, the Robinsons came through on their promise. Jack's coffin was Star Wars-themed. It traveled via a

    Read More »from 4-Year-Old Receives Star Wars-Themed Funeral As His Final, 'Unique' Wish
  • Taylor Swift spent Saturday evening in New York City. With her friend and former tourmate Ed Sheeran performing on "Saturday Night Live," Swift was not only in attendance but also made a cameo during host Seth Rogan's opening monologue.

    But if you pegged the 24-year-old to stick around Sunday for a trendy brunch in the West Village, think again. Instead the songstress hopped aboard a plane, flew to Columbus, Ohio, and surprised a fan during her bridal shower.

    "There's this girl named Gena who's been coming to my shows for years, and she's been really, really dedicated and very loyal," Swift explained in a video diary she posted about the trip on her YouTube channel. "I was at the management office the other day, and we were going through fan mail and invitations and stuff. And I got this wedding invitation, and I noticed I couldn't make it to the wedding. But in the wedding invitation, there was a bridal shower invitation. And I've never been to a bridal shower. So we're going to

    Read More »from Taylor Swift Surprises Ohio Fan at Her Bridal Shower
  • The Cannonball Loop was as talked about by New Jersey residents as the theme park it could be found in. Now, rare footage of the slide has park-goers recollecting past visits.

    Visitors to the theme park referred to the place by a litany of nicknames: Friction Park, Class Action Park, and Accident Park to name a few. Chances are if you grew up in northern New Jersey, you have heard of or paid a visit to Action Park. The Vernon, N.J., attraction was one of America's first water parks. Welcoming patrons from Memorial Day to Labor Day, it opened its doors in 1978 and first closed in 1996.

    The theme park was the brainchild of Eugene Muhville. He sold the attraction in 1998 but repurchased it with a group of investors in 2010. They reopened it under the name Mountain Creek. Muhville passed away in 2012; his son, Andrew, now runs the park. The current iteration doesn't have the safety problems of its predecessor.

    Many people who grew up during the original Action Park era fondly recall the

    Read More »from Rare Video Shows People Riding Infamous New Jersey Looped Water Slide


(1,965 Stories)


Trending Now is Yahoo! News' daily newscast bringing you the news you need to know every day, from headlines to trending topics. Whether it's spiking in search, most shared on Facebook or a trending topic on Twitter, you'll be ahead of the curve with the latest, most interesting and buzzed about information. Check in here every day at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET for a quick look at the headlines and trends making a splash around the Web. Welcome!

MEET THE TEAM: Melissa Knowles, Mia Trovato and Henry Baker

Blog Authors / Profiles

Regular Contributors:

Mia Fitzharris, , Ko Im

Subscribe and RSS


How to subscribe

Roll over each section to subscribe using Add to My Yahoo or RSS Feed feeds.

Yahoo News offers dozens of RSS feeds you can read in My Yahoo or using third-party RSS news reader software. Click here to find out more about RSS and how you can use it with Yahoo News.