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30 Skiers Do Backflip While Holding Hands

In what may be a new world record, 30 skiers pull off a major backflip while holding hands on the slopes of Mont-Saint-Sauveur in Quebec.

Homepage image courtesy of Flickr, John Lemieux

Black Friday Prank Dupes Target Shoppers

On Black Friday, the plan was simple for a couple of pranksters — go to Target dressed as employees and have a little fun with shoppers. The faux workers, sporting Target-red t-shirts, pointed customers in the wrong direction and offered everything but a Kindle when asked about the tablet.

While these tricky fellows shouldn’t expect Target to extend job offers, the duo did provide some much-needed tension breaking on the fiercest shopping day of the year.

Watch the video above as unsuspecting shoppers get pranked during their Thanksgiving weekend shopping sprees.

BONUS: Pranks Gone Viral

Bear Cubs Rescued From Dumpster Diving Fiasco

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If you’ve ever experienced the gut-wrenching middle-school pains of accidentally throwing a retainer in the garbage, you can almost imagine how this mother bear must feel.

Three black bear cubs stuck in a dumpster were rescued with help from a couple of good Samaritans armed with a pickup truck and ladder.

According to ABC, which interviewed the clever rescue squad, the mother bear is notorious in the Ruidoso, N.M. neighborhood.

20 Quick How-To Guides to Solve All Your Troubles

If you have a problem and need a quick and simple solution, Jeff Wysaski of Pleated Jeans has 20 of them for you.

Wysaki’s helpful hints range from quirky, like looking in the couch cushions to find your spirit animal, to totally bizarre, such as becoming a cat to avoid paying rent.

These 20 how-to guides may not be entirely practical — but they will leave you laughing at the very least.

Human Rights Watch Urges Fully Autonomous Weapons Ban

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Nonprofit group Human Rights Watch released a report this week calling for a worldwide ban on all fully autonomous weapons.

The 50-page report, called “Losing Humanity: The Case Against Killer Robots,” acknowledges that while fully autonomous weapons are not quite yet a reality, current trends — like the increased use of drones and unmanned vehicles by governments — are heading down that route.


The group warns that further advancement of autonomous weaponry would eventually lead to a lack of human controls — the kind of controls that “provide legal and non-legal checks on the killing of civilians.”

Watch the video up top to learn more. What are your thoughts on fully autonomous weaponry?

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Image courtesy of Flickr, DrLianPinKoh and ConservationDrones.org

Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/11/20/ban-autonomous-weapons/

‘Simon’s Cat’ Partakes in the Animal Olympics

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A new “Simon’s Cat” video hit the web Saturday, and this one gets into the competitive spirit of the Olympics … with a snail race. Check it out above.

For the uninitiated, “Simon’s Cat” is created by English animator Simon Tofield, who regularly uploads new short films to YouTube. He animates each frame by hand. Twelve to 25 drawings are required to create just one second of a “Simon’s Cat” film.

Revel in some more hand-drawn kitty-cuteness in the slideshow below.

Internet Cat Video Film Festival Underway in Minnesota

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We know what you’re thinking: Why am I not in Minneapolis right now at the first Internet Cat Video Film Festival watching the best clips of cats chasing laser pointers, purring and ignoring the camera?

Attendees will get to watch the 79 finalist videos, selected from a field of 10,000, in high-quality, on a large outdoor screen — and for free. The winner will be announced Sept. 8 on Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell.”

Lucky for you, the Walker Art Center will post a playlist from the festival online after it ends. We’ll bring you that the moment it’s released. It’s the next best thing to being there.

BONUS: The Most-Viewed Cat Videos of All Time

Travel 13 Billion Years Across the Entire Known Universe in HD

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Space never ceases to amaze. With advanced technology, we continue to discover more unknown territory, revealing the tininess of our world.

We’ve seen everything from the Hubble Telescope’s amazing view of the universe to a whole galaxy developing — is there anything we haven’t seen? Of course there is.

Though scientists have yet to invent commercial time travel, you can journey 13.7 billion years away (in HD!) on YouTube, thanks to user stormeindustries. It begins with the Himalayas and travels across the entire known universe, which you eventually see through the afterglow of the Big Bang.

If this video doesn’t make you feel small already, it also notes the amount of unknown territory that’s yet to be explored.

Books Turned LeVar Burton Evil

Books provide us with endless amounts of knowledge. Knowledge is power — but power is evil.

Just days after LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow successfully funded the resurgence of the hit show, it has been revealed that we have made a terrible mistake.

This Funny or Die skit shows an updated version of the show’s mind-numbing theme song, proving that Burton and his catchy tune will probably kill you — or, worse, the entire world.

We trusted him with our children and more than 3 million dollars.

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Image: Funny or Die

What Happens Every Time Gotye Starts Playing

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Music snobs may try to scoff at Gotye’s megahit “Somebody That I Used To Know,” but when the catchy tune comes on the radio for the 843,201,743rd time, they belt it out just like the rest of us singing superstars. Well, superstars in our own car and showers at least.

Sing it, ladies and gents — we’re not judging.