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  • The YouTube channel responsible for viral lip dubs of President Barack Obama singing hit songs left viewers a gift this holiday season. “Barackdubs” uploaded its last piece of 2013, and it’s President Obama singing “Jingle Bells.”

    From a production standpoint, the videos can be appreciated regardless of your political preferences. The mastermind behind the channel is 20 year-old Fadi Saleh. He finds parts of the President’s speeches where he says a lyric of a track, pieces all of the small clips together, and sets them to the instrumental of the song.

    By far the most popular video is the lip dub of President Obama singing “Call Me Maybe.” This isn’t too surprising considering the original song became an infectious hit after Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and other teen stars joined forces to lip-sync the song on YouTube. The “Barackdubs” version has racked up over 40 million views.

    Other popular “Barackdubs” include renditions of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It,” Bieber’s “Boyfriend,” and Daft

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  • Usually, posting a picture of your significant other on the Internet with the caption "My wife looked like a 60 year old woman as a child" would get you in a ton of trouble. Instead, it has the couple — along with the rest of Reddit — laughing at the photo and the meme that it inspired.

    The original '60 Year Old Girl'

    The whole thing started Monday night, when redditor "Beerdrummer," a.k.a Clayton Prater, posted a photo to the site of his wife Lindsay with the aforementioned caption. The Internet collectively loved it and created "The 60-Year-Old Girl" meme. The text on the photos matches young and senior characteristics. For example: "Loses Baby Teeth — Gets Dentures" or "Gets a Dollhouse for Her Birthday — Covers All the Furniture in Plastic."

    There are a bunch, and here are a few more for your viewing pleasure.

    Prater took his Reddit account off of the post, but eventually started responding to comments again.

    "Good news, no divorce!" he wrote, also adding that his wife thinks the memes are "hilarious": "She is

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  • Long before we saw Rhode Island native DJ Pauly D dancing and fist-pumping on "Jersey Shore", another Ocean State resident was showcasing his moves in the media. Meet Tony Lepore, a Providence traffic cop who is a R.I. celebrity because he dances while on the job. In the middle of the street.

    The legend of "The Providence Dancing Cop" dates back to the '60s. Lepore served in the Vietnam War. After returning to the United States, he joined the Providence Police Department. Fast forward to 1981, when the department moved Lepore from night duty to the day shift. The officer would take turns with two other cops directing traffic on the corner of Westminster and Dorrance Streets in downtown Providence. Lepore carried out the task in a traditional fashion, until 1984.

    Tony Lepore in action

    "I was watching 'Candid Camera' back in the '80s and I got an idea to do some dancing the next day," Lepore recalled to the Boston Globe. "But I had to watch out for my bosses; I didn't know if they were going to like it."

    It

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  • The class of 2016 at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine might be studying hard in an Ivy League setting, but that doesn't mean the future doctors don't know how to have a good time. The students put their vocals, dance moves, and medical knowledge on display in a new parody of the viral hit "The Fox" by Ylvis.

     

    The video is called "What Does the Spleen Do?" and features on-camera contributions from 16 students. The Harvard students created the piece for the school's 107th Annual Second Year Show. Throughout the parody, the students sing about the use of various body parts, from the kidney to the lungs, while jokingly speculating about the spleen's purpose.

    "If you can live without your spleen—can your spleen live without you?" the song asks, while suggesting that perhaps our spleen exists as a backup tongue or storage for extra teeth.

    Spoiler alert: The song reveals at the end that the spleen filters blood, but then that notion is quickly dismissed. The video,

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  • What does your lazy Sunday involve? For me, it's usually yoga, brunch, and suffering through a Buffalo Bills loss.

    TuFilmmaker Tu Uthaisri's low-key weekend usually includes a trip for coffee and some fancy brunch dish as well. Uthaisri, who has an MFA in design and technology from Parsons the New School for Design and works in Google's New York Creative Lab, decided to take his outing a step further one Sunday. Using Google Glass, the filmmaker shot 1,000 photos over a four-day period to create "Catch: A Handimation Through Glass."

    Uthaisri and a team of 14 others joined forces to document what the Thailand-born producer calls "a little surreal moment" in New York City. The result, "Catch," is entirely stop-motion, documenting the appearance, disappearance, and reappearance of a phone number written on a hand in red marker. With a jazz score by Jeremy Turner, the two-and-a-half-minute video shows various animations moving in and out of a real-life setting through a first-person view.

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