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  • What do you get when you combine hot peppers and Shakespeare? One interesting video.

    For her new video series, #ChilliMonologues, director and photographer Rosie Collins brought together a brave group of actors to eat some super-hot peppers before reciting some of the Bard’s most famous lines.

    The actors munched on a variety of peppers, including jalapeños, a Scotch bonnet, a ghost pepper and a Komodo Dragon chili.

    The reactions to the dangerously hot peppers varied from actor to actor, but their pain was evident throughout their performances, with some crying and others guzzling milk to try to numb their suffering.

    Collins said she was inspired to film actors doing something with chilies after learning that the Komodo Dragon pepper, Britain’s hottest commercially grown chili pepper, would be sold in the U.K.  

    So why Shakespeare? According to Collins, it was “such an obvious fit” due to the reactions she was expecting from her actors after they ate the peppers.

    “It started out as a bit of

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  • A video of a high school cheerleading squad is going viral for all the wrong reasons.

    The Lumberton High School cheerleaders are under fire for their 9/11 themed cheer routine, which features audio from live news reports from the day of the attack, the song “God Bless the USA” and comments made by President George W. Bush.

    The squad, from Lumberton, Texas, performed the routine on Friday, the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

    One of the cheerleaders shared the video on Twitter, writing “The Lumberton cheerleaders would like you to watch our appreciation & acknowledgement for the ones effected [sic] in 9/11.”

    The tribute has been met with mixed emotions, while some say the performance left them speechless, others have called it tasteless to be tumbling to the sounds of audio reports from the day the towers fell.

    The LHS cheerleaders have performed a 9/11 tribute routine every year since 2002, and this year has been no different.

    The squad’s coach, Lauren Sheffield, told Buzzfeed News

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  • What happens when you combine “Wicked” the musical and Funny or Die’s “Drunk History”? You get “Drunk Broadway.”

    Shoshana Bean, who starred as Elphaba in the musical “Wicked,” sat down after having one too many and did a “Drunk History”-inspired summary of Act 1 of “Wicked.”

    To help her act out her hilarious synopsis, Bean enlisted Megan Hilty and Eden Espinosa, who reprised their roles as Glinda and Elphaba.

    Now we’re just waiting for Act 2 — if they can finish before last call!

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    No surfer likes it when you drop into their wave, and apparently dolphins feel the same way.

    Matt Minich and his friend Peter Nelson were paddleboarding off California’s Hermosa Beach when all of a sudden they got a surprise.

    While Matt was paddling towards a wave, a dolphin launched itself out of the water and body-slammed him off his board.

    Luckily, both Matt and the dolphin appeared unharmed by the incident.

    Matt captured the whole thing on camera and posted it to his Facebook page. He also wrote, “It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Top ten for sure.”

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  • To some, taking selfies is just a fun pastime, a way to entertain yourself when you are bored, but to Bhanu Prakash, it’s a very serious matter.

    The 24-year-old from Hyderabad, India, has set out to break the world record for the most selfies taken in an hour. He is so dedicated that in August he quit his job as a research assistant at a hospital to train.

    The competition is stiff! Arizona Cardinals star Patrick Peterson is the current world-record holder, with a staggering 1,449 selfies taken in an hour. But that number doesn’t phase Prakash. He says that his personal best is already 1,700 selfies an hour and his goal is to get to 1,800.

    Setting a world record in selfies isn’t all fun and games; he has been doing hand and wrist exercises to prepare for the big day.

    So why try and break a world record in selfies? Prakash says it was Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s record-breaking 105 selfies in three minutes that inspired him.

    Prakash will attempt to break the world record for most selfies

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