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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/

A Cat’s Nifty Guide to Life

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Be curious. Eat properly. Chase lasers. Who needs a life coach when cats provide all the wisdom you could ever need?

Breton the cat dishes a simple guide to life in 10 steps — none of which require learning proper hairball hacking techniques. So curl up in your favorite paper bag and soak up a little kitty wisdom.

BONUS: These 10 Cats Hate Toasters, Popcorn and Treadmills

A Clever Guide to Not Failing Miserably on Instagram

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If Facebook is Lucky Charms, Instagram is just the colorful marshmallows. That’s the breakfast-themed wisdom laid down by filmmaker Casey Neistat in his charming and informative guide to not sucking so bad on Instagram.

Like any form of social media, you can participate in a way that delights your network or you can abuse the system until you find yourself unfollowed, unfriended and talking to your cat. Neistat’s quick list of filtered photo etiquette tips ensures you won’t turn into an uber-hashtagging, selfies-loving Instagram outcast.

BONUS: 12 Most Cliché Photos on Instagram

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The Secret of Viral Videos, in One Hilarious Parody

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We know, it’s a little meta, a viral video about viral videos. But how could we resist, when this parody encapsulates all we’ve ever wanted to know about making a video an online sensation.

“Buyral” seems to have tapped into the future of viral and is working to make viewers themselves obsolete — as long as it gets the clicks.

And Buyral looks like it has the edge in viral innovation, not only enlisting the elderly, but even the youngest of tots to be click engineers. And don’t forget those “clickterns,” making it possible for videos to explode, all without the messy job of getting real people to watch them.

This company even seems to have figured out that anyone can make a video go viral — it takes no skill, just outsourcing and an algorithm. And a lot of laptops and mice.

But we’re lucky someone has figured out the anatomy of a viral video. If not, then how would Mashable even have its Watercooler?

And don’t forget, with all that clicking — you gotta stretch.

Have you ever made a viral video? Tell us about it in the comments below.

Tara the Hero Cat ‘Throws’ Out First Pitch

Tara the Hero Cat is a feline of many talents. Unfortunately, baseball isn’t one of them.

California’s Bakersfield Blaze invited Tara to throw out the first pitch on Tuesday night after a video of her saving a young boy from a vicious dog attack went viral last week.

The media hit the minor league baseball field in full force, and cameras rolled as Tara attempted to toss out a pitch as the boy she saved sat close by. Cats don’t exactly throw like A-Rod, so she sort of swatted at a ball on a string three times before her owner, Roger Triantafilo, admitted defeat and tossed out a real ball instead.

Tara blamed her bad toss on humans. Typical cat.

It seems like a good time for her to take a much-deserved cat nap.

Baby Got Bassoon: Sir Mix-A-Lot Performs With Seattle Symphony Orchestra

After 22 years, Sir Mix-A-Lot apparently still can’t lie about liking big butts.

“What I want to do is something you really should not do,” the MC and producer said in front of a sold-out audience at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall on Friday. What happened next might make you question everything you know about orchestras and songs about booties.

Women from the audience rushed the stage to accompany the 50-year-old rapper (and throw down some serious dance moves) as he performed his iconic 1992 hit “Baby Got Back” with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

The event was part of Seattle Symphony’s Sonic Evolution event, intended to celebrate the past, present, and future of Seattle music.

BONUS: 14 Bizarrely Awesome Rap Cover Videos

I Can Haz Newz? Reporter Gets Cat Bombed

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They say you should never work with children and animals. But what if the animals really want to work with you? Local news reporter Nicole DiDonato had to deal with that situation Thursday, when her live report about a local microbrewery was cat bombed.

Fox-17, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, shared the video on their website, but not before DiDonato tweeted out the incident to the world.

Naturally, because this concerns a cat, there must be a meme to go along with it.

We couldn’t find one, so we took care of it ourselves.

Jump on Quick Meme to create your own, and submit it here!

Screenshot courtesy of FOX-17

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/07/06/i-can-haz-newz-reporter-gets-cat-bombed-video/

Skrillex Teaches Richard Branson Dubstep

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Billionaire Richard Branson can send satellites and himself into space — is there anything he can’t do? Apparently Branson can’t DJ. That is, until Saturday at the 2012 Virgin Mobile Freefest, where he got a lesson in dubstep from none other than Skrillex.

Watch the unlikely duo come together to make music in the video above. We’ll know exactly who to hold accountable if Branson shaves the side of his head.

The Internet, Chairs Pose for Eastwooding Photos

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Eastwooding has taken over the interwebz — and there are pictures to prove it.

Fans of the meme posted photos of empty chairs alongside the hashtag #eastwooding, which was inspired by actor Clint Eastwood’s ten-minute chat with a chair at the Republican National Convention. The chair, an “invisible Obama” was meant to be a stand-in for the president.


While some photos simply feature fingers pointing to empty chairs, others get a bit more creative.

One pic, tweeted by @RunBoris, shows a man sitting at a dinner table, his arm presumably around the invisible shoulders of invisible Obama next to him.

Another photo, tweeted by @Neckelhead, shows a young toddler sitting on an empty chair — or rather, on the president’s lap.

What do you think of these #eastwooding photos? Have you taken any? Tell us in the comments below.

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