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  • The landscape of Siberia conjures up snow or other harsh weather imagery.

    In the heat of summer, Mother Nature concocted freaky white-out conditions and driving hail.

    Over the weekend, the temperature dropped dramatically from 41 to 22 degrees Celsius — that's 106 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit — in a matter of minutes. As this YouTube video shows, the skies darkened, the winds blew, and hail the size of golf balls or hen's eggs crashed onto a beach in Novosibirsk, pelting bewildered Russian beach-goers and making them run for cover.

    This is an unfortunate but rare natural occurrence in the area. In 2012, an amateur video captured another extreme Siberian example of the destruction wrought by ice crystals.

    The recent storm was more than dramatic ­­­— it was deadly. Local media reported that two 3-year-old twins died after a tree collapsed.

    What's the worst weather condition you've experienced? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter.

    Read More »from Russian Beachgoers Surprised by Deadly, Sudden Hailstorm
  • Pugs Star in Parody of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

    Imagine a place where pugnacious pugs rule the world. The latest big-screen installment of "Planet of the Apes" has garnered good reviews . But it's also spawned a short blockbuster on the Web from the Pet Collective, the same group that brought us furry and fashionable memes, a "World Pup" series, as well as various four-legged friends chilling to pop rhythms.

    In the YouTube video imitating "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the human race may fall because of pug cuteness overload. Finding a new, genetically evolved man's best friend leads to all the pugs in the forest coming out to play, or pounce. (Well, maybe not at first; check out the outtakes.)

    Apes, you just got pugged. Happy viewing!

    Share your cute parody videos with us on Facebook or retweet this viral video.

    Read More »from Pugs Star in Parody of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
  • We don't live in the prehistoric age. Dinosaurs don't exist anymore. So why did Steven Spielberg kill a triceratops?

    Turns out lots of non-"Jurassic Park" fans on Facebook didn't realize that Jay Branscomb was joking when he posted a "disgraceful" photo of a "despicable man" — namely director Steven Spielberg — posing with a poached triceratops. It's been shared over 30,000 times! One Facebook commenter who was in the dark about the animal's extinction wrote, "Disgusting! I bet he only kept the horns!"

    Earlier this month, a Texas cheerleader uploaded pictures from an actual hunting trip in Africa on Facebook. Kendall Jones caused an uproar, beaming next to animal carcasses. Those game pics were aptly removed by Facebook.

    As for Spielberg's still from the movie shoot, it's still going around social circles. So, is common comedic sense extinct? Share your thoughts with us on Facebook or Twitter.

    Read More »from Some Internet Users Thought Steven Spielberg Had Killed a Dinosaur
  • Hey, girl.

    Actually, the guy in this video is Matt Bittner, actor and sound designer. His friend recorded him between shifts at The Ride, an interactive New York City tour bus. So exciting!

    The video was featured on Reddit's front page and garnered more than 4,000 upvotes in just 15 hours. One redditor said, "Man I want to learn how to do this just to totally creep my wife out." Another redditor said, "Now I feel bad for Manti Te'o I would fall for this."

    Bittner tweeted earlier Thursday about his surprise.

    Yup, if you close your eyes, you wouldn't know the difference.

    Bittner tells us Trending it's been his lifelong dream to do cartoon voiceover work. He played a girl in an all-male cast during college, and hence the character behind "girl voice" was born.

    Share your gender-bending vocal impressions on

    Read More »from Guy Hits It Big on the Web Doing Uncanny 'Girl Voice'

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry showed off his diplomatic guitar skills in Beijing, China, on Thursday.

    At the urging of Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Kerry sat down with an acoustic guitar for some nation-building finger picking, playing several bars of an unidentified tune after a lunch at the Great Hall of the People, part of the 5th annual U.S.-China People-to-People Exchange.

    Kerry delighted a small group of diplomats, who called for the 70-year-old to play some more. The secretary of shred obliged, ending his encore with a traditional American rock-n-roll move: a major-chord ending.

    The impromptu performance was captured on cellphone video and posted to the State Department's YouTube channel.

    Kerry also tweeted a photo of his axe-work.

     

    It's not the first time Kerry has shown off his guitar

    Read More »from Secretary of Shred: John Kerry delights Chinese diplomats with guitar

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