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  • With the holidays just around the corner, you might have young girls to shop for on your list. If so, check out today's video. According to the mantra of a new toy company, GoldieBlox, you don't have to look for the perfect gift for a girl in the doll or princess aisle. Engineering- and building-focused toy company GoldieBlox released a music video featuring three girls smashing stereotypes of the kind of toys and activities young girls really like. An insanely intricate Rube Goldberg machine, aka the Princess Machine, helps tell the tale. The video, which has more than 3.5 million views so far, is accompanied by a special rendition of the Beastie Boys song "Girls."

    GoldieBlox is the brainchild of Stanford engineer Debbie Sterling, who just last year got funding for the company through a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign raking in more than $285,000. The company says, "We believe that femininity is strong and girls will build the future — literally." Sterling believes that building

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  • Koi fish are usually known for their beautiful colors, but not for their synchronized swimming skills. Well that's what a school of koi fish appear to be doing in this video shot by Teik Kooi Lee at the Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple in Penang Malaysia. Lee watched the fish swim in this unusual pattern for about 20 minutes back in March. He says they are all following a leader who decides which direction to go in. That’s pretty mesmerizing. During the video you can hear a bystander say “Never happened before. I don’t know why. Its like a miracle.“

    Commenters on YouTube came up with their own assessment of the koi’s circling. One person thinks they are mating, another calls the pattern “schooling,” and one commenter even thought the fish might have known about a disaster coming their way.

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  • It's rare that we can describe something on the Internet as truly groundbreaking, but if this interactive "Like a Rolling Stone" video isn't, we don't know what is. Upon visiting, you are greeted with a television screen which invites you to change channels and check out what's on. The song plays, and you can surf while various characters from television, both real and imagined, sing along with the classic. We won't ruin too much more for you, but the sheer amount of work that went into organizing these 16 different clips must have been huge. Special points go to stars of The Price is Right, Pawn Stars, Property Brothers, and Maron, among others, for participating in such an awesome project. And according to an interview with the CEO of Interlude, one of the companies involved in making the videos, more clips will be added to the amazing array. Tell us what you think on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • We don't need to tell you, "Hunger Games" fans out there, that "Catching Fire" is coming out on Friday. Half of you are probably already in line for it. But, to tide you over until the big day, "Sesame Street" has thankfully released another of its pitch-perfect parodies, this time titled "The Hungry Games: Catching Fur." The role of Katniss is taken, this time, by Cookie Monster, playing "Cookieness Evereat." In other clever turns, Peeta is now, well, pita bread. And rather than tests of mettle and wits, it seems that the characters are all tasked with snack-based missions. Once again, "Sesame Street" has come up with a parody that has caught on with the masses. The video is nearly at 400,000 views, with many more to come. Fans of the video wrote things like, "Can't wait for 'Hungry Games: Cookiejay!'" and "Being heroine of entire franchise is hard work. Couldn't have said it better myself, Cookieness.” So check out the video, and tell us about your plans for seeing "Catching Fire" on

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  • The tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest on Sunday, leveling neighborhoods and killing at least six, were preceded by alerts from news stations trying to warn people of the danger and explain how to take precautions. But a pair of meteorologists from NBC affiliate WEEK in Peoria, Ill., found themselves in the middle of the story when, during a live broadcast, they were forced to take cover.

    Outgoing New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter posted a snippet of the video to his YouTube page, where it has been viewed more than 175,000 times. In the video's description, Stelter explains that seven minutes after the broadcast, weather anchors Sandy Gallant and Chuck Collins came back and said, "We just had a very scary situation to report. WEEK's TV studio was hit by what appears to be a tornado. We could hear the sound of a train right outside of our station." The anchors said there was damage to the northwest section of the station's property.

    This is not the first time a news team

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