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  • Just when you think you have seen it all with Japanese game shows, another one comes out that will both crack you up and leave you a little confused. In a new show, celebrities from Japan are asked to guess whether items such as doorknobs, tables, or shoes are made of chocolate. After guessing, they have to find out the truth by biting in to the object.

    According to footage uploaded on Daily Motion, the show seems to have aired on or around New Year’s Day. The show features food art known as sokurri sweets. Typically these deserts are confections designed to look like another type of food; i.e. a slice of cake that appears to be a bowl of ramen noodles. But during the one-hour telecast, the sweets take on an unlikely form.

    Some of the more notable chocolate-filled items include the aforementioned door handle, shoes, and coffee table. A plant is also crafted out of chocolate, much to the surprise of television morning show host and actor Shinichi Hatori. Parade reports that comedians,

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  • Kids say the darnedest things right? Apparently, so do dogs. In a video with more than 2.5 million views, a husky apparently says "no" over and over to his owner who wants the dog to go in its kennel.

    An 11-month-old husky named Blaze is the star of the video. Told repeatedly that it is time to go in his kennel, Blaze responds with a groan that more and more resembles the word "no." His owner presses on, telling the husky that he needs to move. Blaze is having none of it and refuses to budge.

    John Ventresco, who's in the video with Blaze, uploaded the clip to YouTube on Jan. 5. Ventresco also noted that Blaze "didn't actually need to go in his kennel this time." He was just teasing the dog for his (and the rest of the Internet's) amusement.

    The teasing continues for about a minute and a half. As if the audio weren't enough, Ventresco also added bubble quotes to the video to translate his canine's disapproval of the kennel. At one point, a "No I don't" can be made out when Ventresco tells

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  • We have a new viral verb to add to the list of “Tebowing” and “planking.” Please welcome “LeBroning” to the stage. Inspired by Miami Heat star LeBron James, the word is defined as “the action of throwing yourself to the floor after a light brush by a player, person, or animal; followed by an angry facial expression claiming it is not in any way your fault that you are on the ground.”

    Consider “LeBroning” the “King James” version of flopping. The NBA explains flopping as "any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player." The misleading act is now a punishable offense. First-time floppers receive a warning; second-timers a $5,000 fine. In the playoffs, players lose the benefit of the warning. James was one of three players last May hit with that bill in a game against the Indiana Pacers. LeBron’s base salary this season is just over $19 million.

    "It is what it is," James responded to reporters when asked to comment on the

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  • An online campaign successfully petitioned Apple to remove an application from the iTunes Store that people felt was sexist and irresponsible. The game, called Plastic Surgery & Plastic Doctor & Plastic Hospital Office for Barbie Version, encouraged girls as young as nine years old—it was rated as 9+ in the App Store— to perform procedures such as liposuction on a doll.

    "This unfortunate girl has so much extra weight that no diet can help her," the app's description read. "In our clinic she can go through a surgery called liposuction that will make her slim and beautiful. We'll need to make small cuts on problem areas and suck out the extra fat. Will you operate her, doctor?"

    The Everyday Sexism Project, based in London, led the Twitter movement for the app's removal, calling the game "crap."

    "These apps promoted the idea, to girls of a very young age, that their looks and the shape of their bodies is the sum total of their value, that being thin is the ultimate goal, and that the only

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  • A group of Lebanese teenagers are using their cameras to turn an act of terrorism into a plea for peace after a car bombing took the life of one of their peers.

    Mohammed al-Chaar, a 16 year-old from Beirut, Lebanon, is wearing a red hoodie in this "selfie," taken on Dec. 27. Minutes after the photo was snapped, a bomb exploded in the city plaza, killing al-Chaar.

    The "I am NOT a martyr" Facebook page launched three days after the attack that killed nine. In its first post, the page states that those killed by these bombings are not martyrs, as characterized by the media, but victims.

    "What do you refuse to be?" the writer of the post asks. "What do you refuse to see? What do you refuse to allow?"

    The movement lives on Facebook and Twitter and solicits those in Lebanon to "post a selfie for 2014 including a written resolution for action that you think will help us reclaim our country. Include the hashtag #notamartyr."

    Since the start, thousands of people have posted their selfies with

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