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  • Russian President Vladimir Putin went "fishing" the other day, and if we are to believe what all government-run news agencies tell us, he hooked and netted a 46-pound pike fish. The charismatic outdoorsman then went on to pucker up with the fish on camera after being warned it might bite him. Despite public suspicions, Russian officials are standing behind the video and 46-pound weigh-in — the same way an 8-year-old stands behind not knowing where the cookies went while donning a face full of crumbs.

    Russian Internet users took issue with the Kremlin's claims of the fish' weight. They posted pictures of their own catches, pike that looked much bigger than Putin's catch, that apparently only weighed about 26.5 pounds. Commenters on the photo also speculated that they weighed the fish the same way they count votes, indicating a skepticism in the Russian election system. For Putin, it seems that suspicion is growing that his reputation as a rugged outdoorsman is being called into

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  • A quick scroll through your Instagram timeline will reveal the food your friends are eating, the landscapes they are viewing, and the clothes they are wearing. Eventually, the photos become redundant and boring at best. You will begin to contemplate why you started following your friend who you don’t really like in the first place, and whether or not they’ll notice if you unfollow them. (Side note: it doesn’t matter; you’ve already concluded you don’t like them. Go ahead and turn that green button back to blue).

    You might assume it would be far more interesting to follow super heroes on the social networks like Instagram. After all, Batman’s swag would look great with a Valencia filter. A Walden filter would really make the colors in Spiderman’s outfit pop.

    Well, you’re not the only one pondering this. The fine folks at Comediva put together mock graphics showing the aforementioned fictional characters along with Superman and others using Instagram. Spidey’s selfie and Superman’s

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  • ‘Ex-Girlfriend Prank’ Video Has the Web Laughing

    That awkward moment when your ex-girlfriend calls you while you're trying to have a photo taken with your current main squeeze — Gordon Mack must live for such awkward moments. The comedian released a video through Official Comedy's YouTube channel of him and his "girlfriend" pranking strangers by staging that exact scenario. The range of reactions is hilarious.

    For starters, you have a man who clearly believes that the proper guy-code is to make sure the angry girlfriend doesn't intervene. The unsuspecting photographer actually backs up a few steps when the actress asks to see the phone before he turns it over to Mack.

    About 50 seconds in, a guy sympathizes with the comedian, saying, "It happens," as if to console him. Immediately after that, an older man relishes the opportunity to get involved in the phone call. The man turns the phone so that Mack and his faux girlfriend can see the call before advising Mack that he should talk to the ex. The comedian refuses, and at the request

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  • Here's a glimpse into midtown Manhattan, the concrete jungle where dreams are made. There is nothing you can't do, even if you probably shouldn't be doing it.

    Chances are, if you are a professional package deliverer, you probably shouldn't be tossing cargo into the back of your truck as if you're quickly separating laundry. This FedEx worker, caught on tape by YouTube user banstaman and popularized on Gothamist, isn't winning an award for her handling skills anytime soon. She definitely knows how to throw a box or 10 at once, though.

    The video was filmed on East 44th Street in New York this past Wednesday. It shows the FedEx worker loading boxes into the back of her truck, presumably to be delivered. Maybe she is trying to reduce her time spent on the street. Maybe she hates her job and is just trying to have a little fun, even if it's at the expense of your mom's framed photo. Maybe, despite FedEx's statement about its disappointment in the video, this is a more common practice among

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  • The feeling of losing a loved one is indescribable. Charles Lutzow of Rockford, Ill., went through it 45 years ago. His estranged wife, Stella, told him that the child they conceived together died during birth.

    On Tuesday, Lutzow felt another indescribable feeling: reuniting with a daughter he thought was deceased. Keri Abercrombie did not die at birth; rather, her mother put her up for adoption and kept it a secret from Lutzow.

    WIFR, a TV station in Rockford, captured the reunion on camera. It was the culmination of Abercrombie's curiosity: The Alabama resident found her brother using the Adoption Registry and Facebook.

    Lutzow didn't think he'd ever see his daughter—Stella never revealed what actually happened before passing away in 2003.

    "We've been apart 45 years, now back together," the father told the CBS affiliate. "It's a godsend."

    Abercrombie grew up in Utah before moving to Alabama. She traveled on a bus up to Illinois, where she met her father and extended family for the

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