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  • A ventriloquist’s recent subway show could even put the grumpiest commuters in a better mood.

    Nigel Dunkley took his puppet and hopped on the D train heading downtown. The Hempstead, NY native walked on to the train with the doll in a suitcase, and as soon as he sat down, the act began.

    First the ventriloquist makes the puppet act like he is trying to break out of the luggage. Then Dunkley interchanges between his voice and the voice he uses for the doll, all while interacting with passengers on the train.

    The video is entitled, “Ventriloquist Picking Up Girls On The Subway,” and is quickly gaining popularity. The five-minute skit has 360,000 views on YouTube.

    And as the video title states, Dunkley does get a couple of numbers from women riding on the subway during his act. During the skit, we get to see most of the exchange with a woman named Kaitlin. When the puppet hands off Dunkley’s phone to her, she isn’t sure what to do.

    “Your number, stupid!” Dunkley replies – through the puppet of

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  • It was love at first sight, or perhaps checkout, for a South Florida couple.

    Vladimir Romannikov proposed to his girlfriend Monica Dehombre in the Coral Gables Whole Foods, a year after they met at the store. Romannikov first saw his bride-to-be looking over kombucha tea labels. Dehombre was reading them intently.

    "I didn't even notice him," she admitted to WSVN-TV in Miami. "He was following me around the whole store, and we get to cash register two and he was like, 'So you shop all organic, huh?'"

    Not the most captivating pickup line, but it worked. The two struck up a conversation, walked to their cars together, and began dating.

    A year later, Romannikov called Whole Foods and asked them if the store could help out with his proposal. The supermarket obliged.

    "There was an announcement saying, 'Attention customers: Monica and Vladimir please report to register two,'" Dehombre recalled. "Then we started walking, and I heard John Legend's 'All of Me,' my favorite song, playing."

    By now, she

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  • At first look you wouldn’t expect Molly Schuyler, a 120-pound mother of four, to finish off a 72-ounce steak at all, let alone in less than three minutes.

    But as the cliché goes: Don’t judge a book by its cover.

    Schuyler took the 72-ounce steak challenge at Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen in Portland, Ore. The challenge dates back to 1948. Sayler’s rules are fairly straightforward: You are served the steak, which can’t be cooked over medium rare, along with all of the fixings and a salad. If you can eat everything in an hour, without leaving your seat, you get the $65 meal for free.

    In addition to eating on the house, Schuyler shattered the world record for eating a 72-ounce steak by four minutes. She becomes the 11th woman of over 1,500 people who attempted the feat.

    Even more surprising: the steak didn’t completely satisfy the 34 year-old’s appetite. Schuyler ate a burger about an hour after finishing the challenge.

    “I was just born that way,” the Omaha, Neb., woman said to KPTV in Portland

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  • If you own a gym membership then you probably dread January. Fitness centers become flooded after the first of the year with ambitious exercisers attempting to fulfill their New Year’s resolution. In addition to longer wait times for machines and general crowding, you might also notice certain types of people in your gym for the first time.

    Dude Perfect is a comedy group comprised of five best friends from College Station, Texas. The quintet’s YouTube channel has two million subscribers and has accumulated over 195 million views. The reason? Videos like the one they released Monday. In “Stereotypes: Gym,” the guys act out almost every fathomable type of gym goer. From the guy who sweats everywhere and doesn’t wipe down the machine to the other guy who carries around a gallon of water throughout his workout, you’ll find yourself laughing throughout the video. Either that, or you’ll be doing some self-examining to find out if you’re that guy singing “Wrecking Ball” out loud as he

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  • Naturally the guy who wrote a book titled "The Geek Atlas" has created a Tumblr that attempts to decipher the various instances of computer code seen in TV and movies.

    John Graham-Cumming is a computer programmer by trade. His aforementioned book highlights "128 places where science and technology come alive." But his Tumblr page called "Source Code in TV and Films" shines a light on science and entertainment.

    On 'Elementary,' a rare coding language is used, and if run would read hello world!

    Using screen grabs from various scenes, Graham-Cumming displays the code and then attempts to decipher it. He also accepts user submissions and links to other sites that break down source code displayed on camera. Some of the code is authentic, while others translate to gibberish.

    Almost any instance of code appearing onscreen qualifies for the blog. Among some of the more recent posts: "plant code" from the TV series "Dilbert,"  source code from the movie "Superman II," and the obscure Malbolge code on the TV series "Elementary" that, when translated, says "Hello World!"

    Source code in 'Doctor Who' is taken from a random web page

    The blogger

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