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Teen Is Devastated Beyoncé Didn’t Show Up to His Dental Surgery

Don't we all...

A North Carolina teen has been going viral ever since his mom uploaded a YouTube video last week of him tearing up during the car ride home because Beyoncé was not by his side in what is supposed to be a painkiller-induced meltdown after wisdom teeth removal surgery. Talk about being drunk in love.

Regardless of whether the hysteria was really caused by pain medication or is actually just a masterpiece in performance art by 17-year-old Cody Lanphere, who calls himself a dancer and actor on Instagram, it’s flawless. And the clip is reminiscent of the 2008 viral video “David After Dentist.”Refresh your memory below:

(h/t Gawker)

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Skater Wipes Out While Singing ‘O Canada’ Before Hockey Game

Your dose of schadenfreude for the day

If you need a good belly laugh, look no further than this video of a ice skater — in a tuxedo and cummerbund — tripping over a red carpet while singing “O Canada” before a hockey game.

The victim is Mark Donnelly, also known as the Vancouver Canucks anthem singer, who was invited to belt out “O Canada” by Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League during their home opener on Oct. 3, CBC reports.

Before you write off this performance as crazy, Yahoo! Sports Canada points out that he did successfully sing the Canadian national anthem on skates last year:

(h/t Digg)

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This Timelapse Pregnancy Video Is the Best Birth Announcement

From a bump on the road to a bundle of joy

Los Angeles filmmaker Joe Penna, whose online persona is MysteryGuitarMan, spent 10 months making this stop-motion timelapse video to illustrate his wife Sarah Evershed’s pregnancy and the birth of their child Jonah Lane Penna (MysteryGuitarBaby). The video starts out with a car that has broken down, and the husband pumping air into the tires as his wife’s belly grows bigger and bigger. Then, violà, a baby! It’s the product of teamwork at its best.

They are the latest couple to go viral for a timelapse video version of “baby bump photography,” from the husband who serenaded his wife throughout her pregnancy to the woman who blew up a balloon for extra dramatic effect while the camera was rolling.

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This Chair Is Supposed to Make You Feel Less Lonely

By hugging you

anti loneliness tranquility chair by unicare japan
Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP—Getty Images

A chair that boasts a life-size fabric doll with long arms for giving sitters a big hug appears to have stolen the show at the International Home Care and Rehabilitation Exhibition in Tokyo.

This $419 “tranquility chair,” manufactured by the nursing care goods company Unicare, is “designed for older people,” a spokesperson told AFP. According to the World Bank, about a quarter of Japan’s population is over 65, and the number of seniors living alone in Japan is expected to grow 54% by 2030, per The National Institute of Population and Social Security Research in Tokyo, Bloomberg reports.

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Behold, the World’s Largest Collection of Harry Potter Memorabilia

Rebecca Blackwell—AP

No word whether Guinness World Records sent an owl to notify him

Guinness World Records has recognized a lawyer’s Harry Potter memorabilia collection as the largest in the world at 3,097 pieces.

Menahem Asher Silva Vargas of Mexico City has spent 15 years amassing magic wands, toy figurines, and Hogwarts scarves inspired by the J.K. Rowling’s best-selling books.

“My salary, my bonuses … it all ended up here,” he told the AP.

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Jeff Goldblum Is Simultaneously Hilarious and Creepy in New GE Ad

All that is missing is his maniacal laugh from Jurassic Park

Actor Jeff Goldblum strips down for an eccentric General Electric ad promoting an LED lightbulb that can be switched on and off with a smartphone app. Watch him paint a self-portrait and play piano shirtless in a hot tub in this spoof of cheesy infomercials that’s directed by comedy duo Tim & Eric (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim). All that is missing is his maniacal laugh from Jurassic Park.

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Jeopardy! Accused of Sexism Over ‘What Women Want’ Category

It was definitely not what Jeopardy's female viewers wanted

Last night’s Jeopardy! featured a contentious “What Women Want” category that prompted answers like “What is a vacuum cleaner?” “What is Pilates?” and “What are Levi’s?”.

Angry tweets from female viewers, including the actress and activist Sophia Bush, said the show stereotyped women as only being interested in cleaning, working out, and buying clothes:

It is not the first time some critics have called Jeopardy! sexist. Earlier this year, Salon argued host Alex Trebek expresses surprise when women win, but doesn’t when men do, and blamed the show’s producers for pitting one woman against two men in multiple episodes to showcase a “battle of the sexes.”

And another Salon writer pointed out more men make up answers than women after tracking every category and answer in 18 episodes for an op-ed last year.

This ongoing debate and the recent Twitter backlash could make producers reconsider whether a category like “What Women Want” is really what Jeopardy! viewers want.

[H/t Mashable]

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Watch Alex Trebek Make a Hilarious Mistake on Jeopardy! in an Unaired Clip

"I don't even know where the hell I am today! That's never happened before."

Jeopardy! posted a YouTube video of Alex Trebek bungling contestants’ names during a taping of the interview portion of the show.

In a snafu that never aired, he calls a woman by the wrong name and starts chatting her up about her recent trip to the Tower of London. She tells him she went with it instead of correcting him because “I just wanted to make you feel good.”

Looking dumbfounded, he then tells the audience he knows almost nothing going into each show. “I don’t even know where the hell I am today!” After more laughter ensues, he adds, “That’s never happened before.”

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Student’s Dream of Epic Yearbook Cat Photo Comes True

His wish was granted after an online petition went viral

Earlier this month, NewsFeed reported that Draven Rodriguez, a student at Schenectady High School in upstate New York, was asking the school’s administration to let him pose with his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, in his senior portrait. An online petition with the photo below only needed 500 signatures to “pass,” but ended up going viral and racking up more than 7,400 signatures.

Vincent Giordano / Trinacria Photography

Now CBS6 reports that the petition worked! Well, sort of! The bad news is the photo still can’t be his senior portrait, but the good news is the school principal Diane Wilkinson posed for a new epic photo with Rodriguez and her pet chihuahua Vivienne that will go on her yearbook page to encourage animal rescue and adoption. Behold:

Vincent Giordano/Trinacria Photography

 

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Watch an Interview with Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Go Hilariously Wrong

The actors crack up

Former Saturday Night Live actors Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, stars of the new movie The Skeleton Twins, got a good laugh last week when they realized their interviewer had not seen the film and had no idea what it was about. That became clear when Denver anchor and entertainment reporter Chris Parente asked Kristen Wiig for advice on how to deliver the news in the nude, mixing it up with a scene in which she walks around naked in Welcome to Me, another 2014 flick. Bill Hader took over, “The movie you want to go see is called Skeleton Twins. Kristen is fully clothed in it, I’m fully clothed in it.”

Watch the full clip here:

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