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See How Many Memes Delta Packed Into This Ridiculous In-Flight Safety Video

Get ready to recognize plenty of old Internet friends

Delta’s latest in-flight safety video features the most popular memes on YouTube, such as the kid from the “Charlie Bit My Finger” video, the Annoying Orange, Keyboard Cat, screaming goats and the guy who freaked out about double rainbows.

Over the last couple of years, to make sure passengers pay attention to safety information before take off, Delta, United, Virgin America and Air New Zealand have been making music videos, while Southwest Airlines flight attendants have gone viral for incorporating the talking points into an original rap, country song or stand-up comedy routine.

Passengers may see it on their flights beginning May 25.

Watch next: Delta’s 80s-Themed Safety Video

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These 4 Clouded Leopard Cubs Weigh Less Than a Box of Cereal

The tiny quadruplets were born last week

The Port Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash., has posted a video of zookeepers feeding four clouded leopard quadruplets that were born last week to mother Chai Li and father Nah Fun.

The cubs, which are not on view to the public yet, spend most of their time eating, with two-hour meal times taking place every three hours. The largest weighs about as much as a box of Corn Flakes, the zoo said in a statement.

Native to Southeast Asia, clouded leopards are endangered. They’re only bred by about two dozen accredited zoos in North America, so Chai Li giving birth to a litter of four cubs is a rare event, zoo curator Karen Goodrowe Beck said in a statement.

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Disney World Wants You to Stop Using Selfie Sticks on Rides

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
Getty Images Tourists ride the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad in Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

It's the latest tourist attraction to crack down on use of the phone accessory

It’s a small world, and Disney World says there is no room for selfie sticks on rides anymore.

Now there is a “No Selfie Sticks” sign at Magic Kingdom’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, similar to policies recently implemented at Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain at Disneyland in California. A spokesperson for the theme park told the Orlando Sentinel that the accessories could be brought onboard but must be stored.

The theme park is the latest tourist attraction to ban selfie sticks, from museums worldwide such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art to sporting events like the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

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This Baby Tried Avocado for the First Time and Made the Best Face

Her eyes say everything

We have two theories about why this baby girl has a hilarious, wide-eyed, horrified look on her face in this clip. Maybe she finds the taste and consistency of avocado repulsive after trying it for the first time, which is what the description of the video on YouTube says. Or maybe she is horrified that her parents would film her while her face is covered in food and then share it on the Internet where it will be online forever.

 

 

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This Giant Squid Will Haunt Your Dreams

Do these pictures gross you out? We had an inkling that they would

A New Zealand aquarium has shared photos of a giant squid that washed up on a beach in Kaikoura on the South Island of New Zealand on Tuesday.

The Kaikoura Marine Centre and Aquarium has put the sea creature in a freezer with glass windows that is on display for visitors. The mantle is about 6.5 feet long, while the longest tentacle is about 16 feet long. Parts of it will be donated to Auckland and Otago universities for research, according to Facebook posts.

 

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‘Couple’ Smooching on Kiss Cam Spills Beer on Everyone

"Drunk in love...."

A Kiss Cam moment at the Wizards-Hawks NBA game in Atlanta Wednesday night was so hilarious that it was probably staged.

In this viral Vine, a woman pulls the man next to her into a hug and appears to deliberately pour beer onto the couple sitting in the row below them. Everyone seems to be smiling too much for the stunt to be real.

Past viral Kiss Cam stunts include the woman who “got back” at her boyfriend who wouldn’t kiss her in an ingenious way to the mascot who “intervened” in a couple’s “quarrel,” whisking away the “girlfriend.”

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School Apologizes Over Video Showing Students Playing With Dead Cats

The video went viral after PETA shared it

An Oklahoma school apologized Wednesday after a video circulating on social media showed students holding up dead cats and making it look like they were dancing when they were supposed to be dissecting the specimens in a biology class.

The clip was filmed in fall 2013, but went viral this week after the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) shared it on social media.

“We agree that animals should be treated and handled with respect and dignity, a standard that was not upheld in this instance,” Harding Charter Preparatory High School in Oklahoma City said in a statement on the school’s website.

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Hero Professor Soothes Crying Baby During Class, Keeps Teaching Like Nothing Happened

A photo of the sweet moment is going viral

When a student’s baby boy started crying in class, the professor picked up the child, soothed it and continued his lecture on organizational behavior with the babe in his arms.

A photo of this hero professor Sydney Engelberg, a grandfather of five who teaches at Hebrew University, was uploaded to Facebook by his daughter Sarit Fishbaine, with the message “That’s what I call “organizational behavior”!” Since it was first posted on May 11, it has racked up nearly 50,000 “likes,” 4,400 shares and an influx of “love letters,” his wife Fredi Siskind Engelberg told Yahoo’s Parenting section.

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See How a 911 Operator’s Good Deed Helped a Struggling Man

Marilyn Hinson brought over groceries

When a hungry, elderly North Carolina man called 911 because he didn’t feel well enough to go buy food, one of the operators personally delivered groceries to him, reports ABC 11 Eyewitness News (WTVD).

“I can’t get out of my damn chair,” the recently hospitalized 81-year-old Clarence Blackmon of Fayetteville, N.C., told 911 operator Marilyn Hinson, according to the news station. He asked if someone could bring him a head of cabbage, cans of beans and beets, popcorn, tomato juice and a soft drink. Hinson not only brought him groceries, but also made him ham sandwiches to save for later.

ABC 11 Eyewitness News (WTVD) reports a home health aide will be coming by to help him keep the refrigerator stocked in the future.

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This Bird’s Villainous Cackle Is the Stuff of Nightmares

A video going viral on Reddit appears to show a bird cackling like a “super villain.”

Some experts say talking birds mimic sounds they find appealing, and parrots may rely on their strong memories to get the hang of something after a single listen. Parrots may use “vocal imitation” to attract a mate or find one another in a crowd. As Michael Schindlinger, an assistant professor of biology at Lesley University, wrote in Scientific American, “Maybe this is the best reason for these parrots to imitate: to better command the attention of a potential listener by producing sounds for which the listener already has a memory.”

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