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Woman in 'Random Act of Kindness': 'I Feel Like Clickbait'

TikTok creator Harrison Pawluk gave woman flowers, video went viral; she's not happy about it

(Newser) - What's being deemed a "random act of kindness" by a TikTok creator wasn't taken that way by the recipient of said act, who says she feels exploited for her role in a video that's gone viral. The Guardian reports on the filmed stunt by Harrison Pawluk,...

Chaos at Beach Has 'Everybody Running Like Godzilla' Is Coming

But sea lions were likely engaging in normal breeding-season behavior, not chasing humans

(Newser) - A day at the beach in Southern California ended in chaos last week when two sea lions appeared to go on a rampage, spurring a viral video and reminders by local officials to leave wildlife alone. Per NBC News , the footage was shot by Charlianne Yeyna, who was visiting San...

'Something So Simple' Earns Cheers for High School Athlete

After a heartbreaking loss, this Va. baseball catcher's handshake with ump went viral

(Newser) - Ask catcher Eric Fila and he'll shrug off his post-loss handshake with the umpire as no big deal. But a video of his gesture now has nearly a million views and is earning the high school baseball player from Virginia pats on the back for his sportsmanship in the...

After Viral Video of Beating, Outrage in China

Footage of women brutally attacked in restaurant puts gender-based violence back in spotlight

(Newser) - Footage of a brutal beating in China has gone viral, renewing the conversation there about gender-based violence against women. The incident took place Friday in the northeastern city of Tangshan, where shortly after 2:30am local time a group of women were attacked at a barbecue restaurant. Reuters has video...

Punches Were Thrown on the Ice—and Then Off

New York Rangers fan facing assault charges after sucker punch caught on video

(Newser) - Thursday's hockey game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers ended with punches on and off the ice. Shortly after players traded blows to mark the end of the Lightning's 3-1 victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden, which put the Lightning up 3-2 in...

Rarely Seen Fish Captured on Video


Video Catches
Rare Glimpse
of Elusive
Fish
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Video Catches Rare Glimpse of Elusive Fish

Highfin dragonfish is spotted in California

(Newser) - Meet Bathophilus flemingi, better known by its more accessible name of highfin dragonfish. Scientists with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California captured video of the rarely seen creature at a depth of about 1,000 feet, thanks to a remotely operated vehicle, reports NPR . "In more than...

Girl, 7, Shows Off Her Communion Wine Chugging Skills

Watch the priest's face as Brynley Heidebrink goes to town on that chalice

(Newser) - You're not usually supposed to throw back Holy Communion wine like it's last call at the local watering hole, especially if you're only 7, but Brynley Heidebrink just broke the mold. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports that the little girl celebrated her first communion on April...

Indian Teen's Midnight Routine Goes Viral, Inspires Millions

Pradeep Mehra is humble, inspiring, and very popular with Indian military recruiters

(Newser) - Pradeep Mehra was simply following his routine: a brisk 5-mile midnight run after a 10-hour shift at McDonald's. Filmmaker Vinod Kapri happened to be driving by and "was alarmed at first, worried that the boy was in trouble," according to NPR . It's no wonder, because judging...

Surprise Visit to Young Reporter at Work 'Strikes a Chord'
World Can't Get
Enough of Visit From
Reporter's Mom
VIRAL VIDEO

World Can't Get Enough of Visit From Reporter's Mom

Clip of Myles Harris' mom driving by as he's in the field in Ohio has gone viral

(Newser) - It wasn't "Bring Your Mom to Work Day" in Ohio on Tuesday, but Myles Harris' mother decided to drop by anyway—and their encounter has now gone viral, "striking a chord with parents and their children alike," per the Guardian . Harris is a local TV news...

This Reporter's News Coverage Prompted Marriage Proposals

Philip Crowther's 6-language fluency while reporting on Russia-Ukraine crisis impressed many

(Newser) - You'd think a person would be tripping over their words with six different languages bouncing around in their head. Not so for journalist Philip Crowther, who showed the world Monday just how eloquent he could be while covering the Russia-Ukraine crisis in English, Luxembourgish, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and German....

Video of Youth Coach's Attack on Ref Goes Viral

California coach was fired the next day

(Newser) - A youth basketball coach has lost his job and could face charges after setting a terrible example for his 10-year-old players. Video of the coach lunging at the referee and putting his hands around his neck went viral after the Saturday incident at Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, Calif., KTLA...

After 22 Years in Jail, Dad-Daughter TikTok Dance Goes Viral

Justine Tuckett reunites with dad Bill Lorance

(Newser) - Justine Tuckett was 5 years old when her father was sent to prison for murdering his stepfather in 1999. Over the next 22 years, Bill Lorance would miss her many dance recitals and her wedding. "When I was younger every time I blew out my birthday candles, I would...

Marine Vet Stops Armed Robbery in About a Second
Marine Vet Stops
Armed Robbery in
About a Second
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Marine Vet Stops Armed Robbery in About a Second

'Marine Corps taught me not to [mess] around,' says James Kilcer

(Newser) - As he turned to leave a gas station convenience store, James Kilcer saw a handgun pointed in his direction. He didn't hesitate. Within about a second, the 32-year-old Marine veteran reached out, disarmed the masked individual who'd just walked in, and pushed him toward the floor, per USA ...

How to Deliver a Report on Skateboarding
Journalist's
Skateboarding
Report Goes Viral
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Journalist's Skateboarding Report Goes Viral

Detroit's Victor Williams gives it a personal touch

(Newser) - A new skate park in Detroit is offering free lessons, and suddenly a lot of people know about it. The reason? WDIV journalist Victor Williams' report from the skate park has gone viral—because he delivered it live while showing off his own skateboarding skills, reports the Detroit News . In...

Robin Williams' Daughter Reacts to Viral Video by Impersonator

Zelda Williams calls actor Jamie Costa 'SUPER talented' but wants fans to stop sending her the clip

(Newser) - Update: A viral video of longtime Robin Williams impersonator Jamie Costa wowed fans this week, and some have been wondering if investors and relatives of the late comedian and actor might consider getting behind a biopic, starring Costa as Williams. One family member is now speaking out, and while she...

Colbert Needs Top Hat, Song to Explain Congress
Colbert Uses Willy Wonka
to Explain Congress
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Colbert Uses Willy Wonka to Explain Congress

He sings about 'reconciliation' in a top hat

(Newser) - Congress is nearing the end of a monumental week , one in which lawmakers are trying to avert a shutdown as they consider two huge pieces of legislation that could decide the fate of President Biden's legislative agenda. Stephen Colbert attempted to explain all this Wednesday night, in particular the...

Is This Song a Troll or a Serious Form of 'Outsider' Music?
This Viral Song Is So Bad
It Might Be Genius
VIRAL VIDEO

This Viral Song Is So Bad It Might Be Genius

Please explain what Sarah Brand's 'Red Dress' is, exactly, because we can't

(Newser) - It's Friday, so what better time to talk about the video that's sent the internet (and our eardrums) into a tizzy. The viral clip in question is "Red Dress" by Sarah Brand, who describes herself on her site as a "director and writer" from LA, as...

Seagull Slams Into Girl's Face on Amusement Park Ride

Both are OK after unexpected encounter

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania teen got more than she bargained for when riding an amusement park attraction on the Jersey Shore. Kiley Holman, 13, was at Morey's Piers Adventure Pier in Wildwood, NJ, on July 6 celebrating a friend's birthday when the two teens boarded the SpringShot ride . They were...

Valerie Bertinelli's Reaction to Troll is Priceless, Powerful

The Food Network star doesn't need strangers to comment on her weight

(Newser) - Aging in front of a camera can be hard on an actor. Images of, say, Eddie Van Halen’s bride or the very young star of One Day at a Time star remain perpetually adorable, while the actual three-dimensional human Valerie Bertinelli grew up, tried new roles, wrote a couple...

Officials: New Charges for Man Caught on Video in Racist Rant

Edward Mathews has stalking, criminal mischief, weapons, drug charges added to previous ones

(Newser) - Edward Cagney Mathews was already facing harassment, bias intimidation, and assault charges. Now, the 45-year-old New Jersey man, accused of going on a racist rant against neighbors that was recorded and went viral, has new charges coming his way. Per a statement from the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, Mathews...

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