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Petraeus Scandal Is the New Guilty Pleasure

CNN is quickly replacing E! as the go-to channel for juicy reality television.

Comic written by Larry Lambert, illustrated by Jerry King.

‘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.

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.

Grumpy Cat’s Prehistoric Relatives

Grumpy Cat may be the spirit animal of the 21st century, but for all we know, the relatives of this sourpuss may have hated on humans since the dawn of mankind.

In this comic, artist Lonnie Easterling from Spud Comics proves that even cavemen knew of Grumpy Cat’s notorious crabbiness.

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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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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.

Beam Me Up, Crafty: 15 Quirky Star Trek Finds on Etsy

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Celebrities Go Face-to-Tweet With 140 Character Insults

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The average person doesn’t lounge on luxury yachts in the Caribbean or encounter a swarm of paparazzi while exiting Whole Foods, but believe it or not, celebrities are real people with real feelings. In a world where snark is celebrated, that fact can be easily forgotten — especially on Twitter, where 140-character jabs are met with favoriting and retweets.

Jimmy Kimmel asked celebrities to read a few of the tweet insults directed their way in a segment that might (emphasis on might) make you feel bad for Snooki.

Happy Birthday, Grumpy Cat: Today Is the Worst

The Internet’s favorite sourpuss turns 1 on Thursday, and we bet she is extra miserable on this merry occasion.

So how do you celebrate the birthday of a cat that hates everything? Misery loves company, of course. Besides, everyone knows birthdays are actually the worst, unless you’re 7 and theme parties — no, your toga party doesn’t count — are still considered cool.

There is so much hype that comes with birthdays, and it usually fails to meet expectations. So, here are 10 reasons why birthdays are simply terrible — which may just turn Grumpy Cat’s permanent frown upside down.

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1. Surprise Parties: Good Intentions, Too Much Anxiety

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2. Most of Us Will Have to Go to Work

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3. Getting Older Stinks

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4. Useless Gifts You Can’t Return … Or Are Just Too Lazy To

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5. Facebook Friends Don’t Even Have Time for You

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6. Your Family Forgets to Call

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7. Birthday Clowns

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8. No One Shows Up to Your Party

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9. People Show Up, But Your Party Is Lame

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BONUS: 10 Terrific Grumpy Cat Tributes on Etsy

Viral Video Recap: Tiger Chases a Toddler and More

Warning: Dressing up like a tiger might make the fierce felines think you’re one of them.

In this week’s viral video recap, a captive tiger behind glass chases after a giggling child wearing a tiger suit. But that’s not the first time a fearless tyke has gotten attention from a jungle animal. Remember the video of a lion trying to eat a baby in a zebra-like hoodie (albeit through a glass window)? We’re starting to notice a pattern here.

Other viral videos this week include a man getting up-close to a group of sharks, puppies playing with bowling pins and a cat being silly in a box. Watch them all in the video, above.

Image: YouTube, Marshall Shaffer

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/11/10/viral-video-recap-a-tiger-chasing-a-toddler-and-more/