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  • A photo of a Target employee has gone viral, and the story behind it might have you scratching your head. On Sunday afternoon, a girl tweeted a photo of a Texas Target check-out employee named Alex. By Sunday night, the photo had been retweeted and marked as a "favorite" so many times that it reached more than 300,000 Twitter users. It is still unclear whether the girl actually took the photo or just shared it, but the damage was done and a new Internet star was born, bolstered with his very own hashtag, #AlexFromTarget. 


    People on the video-sharing app Vine posted their impressions of #AlexFromTarget; there are memes of him, and Tumblr pages have even been created.
     
    It took fewer than 12 hours for #AlexFromTarget to take over the Web this weekend, and in the past 24 hours, the hashtag has been used more than 900,000 times!
     
    Exactly who Alex from Target is was still a mystery until late Sunday night when he

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  • In August, Lyndsey Hyde of Tennessee posted a video to Vine featuring a goat that sounds like it is saying "What? What? What?" The 6-second clip went viral with more than 7 million views on the video-sharing app.
     
    Now Lindsey's stepfather, Dusty Belew, is giving the people what they want: more talking goat. Belew uploaded the full video of the inquisitive human-sounding goat to YouTube, and it is everything we wanted it to be.
     
    This video reminds us of Mishka the talking husky, who skyrocketed to Internet stardom when a video of her "talking" went viral. In the video it sounds like she is saying "I Love You" to her owners, who prompt the dialogue.
     
    OK, there's still one lingering question, though: What does the fox say?

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    A few days before her 13th birthday, Anna van Keulen sat down at her family's piano, and as her father filmed, she performed the theme music from "Downton Abbey." It was a private show for the ones she loved.

    The video of her playing is about four and a half minutes long, and when Anna is done, her mother cheers and her father thanks her for the performance.

    The support and love in this young girl's life were captured that day, in a video that Anna's parents will, no doubt, forever treasure.

    A few months after Anna's concert for her parents, she was struck by a car while riding her bike. She passed away in the early morning of Oct. 17.

    Her grieving father, Niek van Keulen, posted the video to YouTube on Tuesday, writing: "My daughter Anna wanted to be famous. Now, she has suddenly died. Help her become famous by watching!"

    The video went viral in the Netherlands and has since been viewed by millions of people all over the world. Reddit comments are full of condolences and words from

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  • You may not see lines around any store for the new NoPhone, but that's kind of the point.

    This sleek, new product boosts a thin, light, and completely wireless design. It's also battery-free. No upgrades are necessary. And it's shatterproof and toilet-proof, too.

    Although it doesn't text, call, email, FaceTime, or give any update on the score of a game, it does do one thing — it shows us just how addicted we are to our phones.

    The NoPhone's purpose is to raise awareness about our society's cell phone addiction, and that's why that's why its creators have started a Kickstarter page for the product.

    On the page, the founders wrote, "Phone addiction is real. And it's everywhere. It's ruining your dates. It's distracting you at concerts. It's disrupting you in movie theaters. It's clogging up sidewalks." They have pitched the NoPhone as an alternative.

    The hunk of plastic, which does nothing, acts as a placebo, allowing us to look up from our handheld devices while still providing the

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  • The indie rock band OK Go has a new and already crazy-viral music video for its song "I Won't Let You Down." The video was created in Chiba, Japan, outside of Tokyo. Released Monday on NBC's Today show, it features dancing Japanese schoolgirls with impressive umbrella skills and a ton of other feats, and it was shot in one continuous take. It got 2.6 million views in just one day!

    Since OK Go is always keeping up with the latest technology trend, frontman Damian Kulash enlisted Morihiro Harano to be the director; he brought in Japanese choreographer Airman and linked the group to Honda's ad agency. They used an octocopter drone controlled both by GPS and by hand to create the dramatic pull-out shots seen in the video.

    You may remember these guys from the famous treadmill video they made for their 2009 song "Here It Goes Again." OK Go also got a lot of attention for its 2012 Rube Goldberg-style machine video for "This Too Shall Pass," which raked in more than 45 million views.
     
    If you

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