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  • The New Britain Rock Cats, a minor league baseball team from Connecticut pulled off a pretty good promotional prank that’s going seriously viral this week.

    The video shows a guy, David, proposing to his girlfriend, Jessica, in the middle of a minor-league baseball stadium. Here's how it plays out: He proposes, she steps back in shock, the goofy mascot gets the crowd cheering, and the announcer says, "She looks excited." But, she is not excited. Jessica replies, "No."

    Meanwhile the announcer who is facilitating the whole thing seems to be having way too much fun. "I don't mean to laugh! The answer is no. She said no. (He laughs.) I don't think we've ever had this happen before!"

    A dramatic exit by the couple running off the field leaves the crowd in disbelief. Or not?

    Witnesses and commenters online began to analyze. Jessica's reaction looked genuine to some. But let's not forget how convincing Julia Roberts was in "Runaway Bride." Jessica could have very well been a stage actress

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  • Hat tip to College Humor. They've done it again.

    It looked like any other subway car during a morning commute. Bored passengers, noises of the train and a panhandler, cup in hand. But instead of holding his cup out for change, he explains that he has just finished his latte and refuses to litter.

    Cue passengers' confused looks. Instead of explaining how he had run into a string of bad luck, he boasts about how his family has just upgraded houses and how his daughter recently got a full ride to an Ivy League school. He then references his own situation: "I used to have a job at a financial institution, but now I have an even better job at that same financial institution. I got a promotion. I may buy a boat."

    Passengers start looking around as if to say, "Is anyone else hearing this?"

    The faux panhandler starts showing pictures of his family and their vacation to the Grand Canyon. He then recommends the Grand Canyon as a great family vacation. Passengers start to smile.

    Throughout the

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  • Think it's possible to visit all 201 countries and 15 territories while never stepping foot on a plane?

    If you answered yes, you win.

    British travel blogger and filmmaker, Graham Hughes wrapped up his global odyssey this past December and recently released a four-minute video of him in each country. It's kind of like a video on steroids.

    In between shooting one-second videos, Hughes went on some wild adventures. This is how he described them on Facebook:

    "I've fed the crocs in Australia, hunted the dragons of Komodo, befriended the orangutans in Borneo, played with the lemurs in Madagascar, washed the elephants in India and eaten live octopus in South Korea."

    Hughes made it out alive — and earned some major street cred along the way. In addition to the Guinness World Records recognizing him for "Most Countries Visited in One Year by Scheduled Ground Transport," Hughes spent a week in a Congolese prison, was arrested sneaking into Russia and joined a Bwiti tribe in Gabon. He even

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  • Call your Mom…

    …or better yet, go visit her, already. At least that's what British Airways is hoping you'll do after seeing this amazingly touching viral ad video they've put out. The video tells the story of a young man named Ratnesh, who left India at 17 to make his dreams come true in New York. While things appear to have been going well for him, in all the years since, he hasn't once managed to make his way home to visit his mom. But with a little help from the U.K.-based airline, Ratnesh was able to surprise Mom back home in Mumbai.

    You see, Mom thought that British Airways had made arrangements for her to cook, and the airline to deliver, her son's favorite okra dish in a bid to tempt him to finally come home to visit. But she thought the dish would ride in a seat of its own all the way to New York City, not knowing that the real seat was headed in the opposite direction — and in it was Ratnesh himself.

    In one of the final scenes of the beautifully shot and narrated spot, we see

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  • Yesterday we profiled a couple of Internet jokesters helping a homeless man have a day he wouldn’t forget, in the interest (at least partly) of showing a different side of themselves. Well, it looks like the trend is continuing in a story out of Parma, Idaho.

    Gage Driskell is an 11-year-old boy with life-threatening cancer. For his birthday, the motorcycle-loving youngster asked his dad, Jake, for a ride on a chopper. When Jake reached out to the community for help making Gage’s wish come true, local biker club member Dwight Murphy answered the call — in a major way. He assembled a group of over 75 riders to show up to Gage’s birthday party! And as if simply rolling a legitimate biker-cade into an 11-year-old’s birthday party weren't enough, many of the riders also brought gifts and donations along with their well-wishes.

    Dwight made sure the fun didn’t stop there either, as Gage was given a leather vest autographed by every member of the group, and then popped into a sidecar for a

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