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  • One man in Minneapolis has a new hat, and he’s trying desperately to make sure you know about it.

    Curt Oren, a quirky 23-year-old musician, has always used humor to express his fashion — including the time he got his face printed on a T-shirt. But once he bought a new hat that read “Curt’s New Hat,” he knew he had to up his game and let the world know. He started by changing his name on Facebook to New Hat. Up next, he had to pimp his ride with a “New Hat” license plate.

    And as if that wasn’t enough dedication to spreading the new hat awareness, Curt purchased a billboard that reads, “Do you know about Curt’s new hat?

    It’s possible that his hat tricks are not all fun and games, though. Curt’s friends set up a donation site that’s listed on the billboard. According to the site, “A vast majority of the donations will go to fund the Curt Oren Memorial Institute for Comedic Safety, a division of Public Space One, an Iowa City non-profit arts organization. The remainder of the donations will

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  • Raising kids is always an adventure, but what happens if your children also have superpowers?

    Daniel Hashimoto, the mastermind behind the YouTube channel Action Movie Kid, teamed up with YouTube’s Field Day channel to create a new video featuring the superkid family.

    Hashimoto — or, as he is known in the series, Action Movie Dad — is a DreamWorks animator who has been making Action Movie Kid videos for about a year now. But his latest video is the first to feature baby Sophia, Action Movie Kids’ powerful little sister.

    The short film also introduces a new villain from the Alpha Tots Academy. And the villain is played by none other than Brian Baumgartner, most famous for playing Kevin Malone on The Office.

    We hope they consider making the sequel into a feature-length film!


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  • People are showing some leg on social media in solidarity for a girl who was banned from taking a law exam in Algeria because her skirt was too short.

    The dean of the University of Algiers’ Faculty of Law stands by the decision. He told news website TSA Algérie, “Wearing a short skirt is not authorized inside the university. It’s their job to uphold the rules of the faculty. It requires a decent outfit, for both girls and boys.”

    Angered by the university’s decision, a fellow student, Sophia Jama, created a Facebook page, the name of which roughly translates to, “My dignity is not in the length of my skirt.”

    Sophia invited people to post pictures of their bare legs — leg selfies if you will — to protest the school’s ban and dress code.

    “Setting up this Facebook page was like a reflex for me,” Jama told France24. “What happened to the young girl is very tough. She was humiliated, and I didn’t want her to feel alone. It’s also a way of supporting those women who have already had similar

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  • When Bill Devaney decided to pop the question to Breanne Clark, his girlfriend of seven years, he picked the scene of their first date — Lake Michigan. On Saturday, May 10, he rounded up Breanne’s entire family and headed to the scenic spot under the guise that they would be taking a group photo.

    Bill told Yahoo News that everyone was in on the plan, except for Breanne and her mom, Eva. It was supposed to not only be a surprise for the future bride but also a Mother’s Day gift for Eva, who had been bugging Bill to propose for years.

    Bill was hoping that Breanne would be distracted by the group photo, and boy, was she ever! In the video posted to YouTube, as Bill is about to get down on one knee, Eva is seen in the frame tripping and face-planting right into the sand.

    Bill told us he wasn’t bothered by what happened in the least: “She’s a character — always laughing. She was laying on the ground for so long because she was laughing so hard.”

    Although Eva wasn’t injured in any way, her

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  • Do you have a personal item like a jacket or handbag that you love? How about one that you’re in love with? Well, one woman on Instagram is chronicling her love affair with, of all things, a pink JanSport backpack. Genevieve Blau from New York has been documenting her relationship on the social media app for about a month. It all started with one photo with the caption: “Guys, my JanSport and I have been friends for 10 years now. We finally decided it was time to take things to the next level. It’s our first official date!!”

    Using the hashtag #JansportDate, Genevieve and her pink bag have had some pretty romantic dates. Taking in a show, having some margaritas, watching a hockey game, even a stroll in the park.

    Let's go Rangers. #sportsbar #bros #happilytaken #jansportdate

    A photo posted by Gen Blau (@heresthedoodle) on Apr 16, 2015 at 3:40pm PDT



    Of course, the photos are all in good fun. Genevieve said she got the idea when dining alone in a fancy Italian restaurant, just her

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