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She Cooked and Ate a Great White. Now, a Hefty Fine

Chinese food blogger to fork over $18.5K after noshing on protected species, showing it online

(Newser) - In November, a Thai woman attracted the attention of authorities after eating a bat on camera . Now, a neighbor to her north with a similarly adventurous palate is facing down a hefty fine after a social media video showed her chowing down on a great white, reports CBS News . A...

Cops: Man Tried to Pull Bikini Barista From Drive-Thru

Unnamed suspect to be charged with attempted kidnapping, say police in Auburn, Washington

(Newser) - A bikini barista was working alone at a drive-thru coffee shop in Washington state around 5am Monday when a pickup truck driver tried to abduct her through the drive-thru window, police say. Surveillance video shows a driver at Beankini Espresso in Auburn grabbing the barista's arm with his left...

Video of Wild Waffle House Brawl Goes Viral
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Waffle House Brawl
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Video of Wild Waffle House Brawl Goes Viral

Worker plucked thrown metal chair from midair

(Newser) - The branches of the military defending our country include the Army, Navy, Air Force, and "Waffle House Employees," comedian Brad Williams joked after viewing viral video of a Waffle House brawl. The video posted by Twitter user Wallstreet_Ray, who described it as "the craziest Waffle House fight...

Outrage After Maternity Nurses Share Their 'Icks' on TikTok

Emory University Hospital Midtown refers to 'former employees' in statement

(Newser) - Complaining about your job with co-workers is pretty typical, but four labor and delivery nurses who made a TikTok video airing their gripes may have lost their jobs over it. NBC News reports the nurses at Emory University Hospital Midtown made a video in which they sounded off about what...

Diver Captures Amazing Giant Octopus Encounter
Diver Captures 'Mind-Blowing'
Giant Octopus Encounter
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Diver Captures 'Mind-Blowing' Giant Octopus Encounter

It 'was giving me a hug,' she says

(Newser) - Canadian high school teacher Andrea Humphreys has done almost 700 dives, and she says she's never experienced anything as "mind-blowing" as her encounter with a giant Pacific octopus. She says that when she started filming the creature during a dive off the east coast of Vancouver Island, it...

Woman's Video of 'Delicious' Meal Earns Her an Arrest

Thai woman gleefully pulled wings off bat, scarfed it down

(Newser) - A Thai woman who wanted to go viral got her wish, and now she's apparently in big legal trouble after showing herself eating a bat on camera. Phonchanok Srisunaklua, who has identified herself as a teacher, posted a clip Monday on her Facebook and TikTok pages showing her supping...

This Christmas Ad 'Will Leave You Staring Into the Abyss'

Mostly in a good way, though reaction is mixed to John Lewis & Partners' poignant holiday promo

(Newser) - It's that time of year when Christmas ads start flooding the landscape, and some retailers are trying to take a "more muted approach" as people continue to struggle with inflation and the cost of necessities, reports the BBC . One promotion in particular, by the John Lewis & Partners...

Hiker Shares TikTok Video of Bison Goring Her

Rebecca Clark was trying to sneak past a group of them in Texas when one spotted her

(Newser) - A hiker from Texas is lucky to be alive after being gored by a bison, and the clip of her attack is now going viral on TikTok. The Houston Chronicle reports on Rebecca Clark's ordeal last week during a solo trek in Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway, where...

Cheating Scandal in Ohio: 'We Got Weights in Fish!'
Suspiciously Heavy Fish
Lead to Chaos at Tournament
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Suspiciously Heavy Fish Lead to Chaos at Tournament

Team disqualified in Ohio after their walleyes were found stuffed with weights, fillets

(Newser) - First the chess world was rocked by cheating allegations . Now, it's joined by the competitive fishing world. Video started making the rounds over the weekend promoting a "serious controversy" out of Ohio, in which a two-man team is now accused of stuffing their entries in a local tournament...

Internet Sensation 'Corn Kid' Is Handling Fame Well

Boy named Tariq continues to gain renown after interview about corn

(Newser) - It's been over a month since “Corn Kid” first graced the internet, expressing his love and knowledge of corn and wishing everyone a “corntastic day.” Since then, he's become a meme that's taken on a viral life its own, per CNET . It all started...

Southwest Pilot's Warning Was an Odd One

It wasn't about turbulence or an overbooked flight, but a passenger sending nude pics

(Newser) - What happens in Texas apparently doesn't stay in Texas, because what took place on one Southwest Airlines flight getting ready to fly to Mexico is now making headlines all over the globe. That's thanks to a now-viral TikTok video taken by Teighlor Marsalis, who tells CNN she recorded...

28 Arrested in Viral Video of Men Beating Women in Restaurant

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

(Newser) - Update: Twenty-eight people have been charged in the June assault on multiple women at a restaurant in China that sparked outrage regarding violence against women in the country. Authorities say the incident and charges are connected to gang activity in the area, the Washington Post reports. Authorities had previously said...

Video of Bouncing, Airborne Kids on Slide Goes Viral

The wax on the slide on Detroit's Belle Isle was apparently a little too fresh

(Newser) - It's not every day someone describes a slide as "terrorizing," but that was the case in Detroit on Friday. The city reopened a giant decades-old slide on Belle Isle Park that had been closed during the pandemic, and video of people flying down it in burlap sacks—...

Defiant Dancers Party for Sanna Marin

Clips emerge in solidarity with Finnish PM, criticized after video leaked showing her partying

(Newser) - Sanna Marin's political rivals may be up in arms about her dance routines at parties, but women in Finland and beyond are now lending their support to the Finnish prime minister with pictures and videos of their own. After footage of the 36-year-old dancing at a private party over...

Finnish PM: 'I Resent' That Videos of Me Partying Leaked

Some have even called for Sanna Marin to be drug-tested after clips of her dancing emerged

(Newser) - Sanna Marin is known to enjoy the nightlife , but her most recent foray into fun is drawing a good deal of criticism. Finland's 36-year-old prime minister has found herself "in hot water" over videos now circulating on social media that show her partying at a private get-together, "...

Pastor's Sermon Goes Viral for Eyebrow-Raising Guilt Trip

Carlton Funderburke berated congregation for not buying him Movado watch, among other items

(Newser) - It's not surprising to occasionally feel guilty in church. But one Missouri pastor's recent sermon has gone viral after he dressed down his congregants and told them he was "disgusted" with them for not buying luxury items for him. NBC News reports that the sermon delivered by...

Fetterman Camp Strikes Gold With Dr. Oz's Crudite Video

Oz's attempt to appear relatable to voters may have backfired

(Newser) - John Fetterman's Pennsylvania Senate campaign says it raised a half-million bucks on Tuesday thanks to a video produced months ago by Republican rival Dr. Mehmet Oz. Back in April, in an apparent attempt to relate to fellow Americans, Oz posted a video of himself grocery shopping and castigating Joe...

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...

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