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Watch a Swedish TV Host Start a Fire While Trying to Fry Cheese Doodles

In honor of National Cheese Doodle Day

Today, March 5, is apparently National Cheese Doodle Day, because we definitely need a holiday to celebrate those delicious, chemical-laden snacks that leave our fingers coated with sticky orange dust.

To mark the special occasion, a pair of Swedish TV hosts decided to cook up some cheese doodles. Yes, cook them up. As opposed to just, you know, eating them raw.

In the above clip, host Jenny Strömstedt attempts to fry a batch of them, and everything goes great. Just kidding, everything goes terribly and she starts a pretty decent-sized fire. She does manage to stay cool and put out the fire after several separate flare-ups, and the whole ordeal ends up being pretty hilarious.

And we’ll admit: we’re kind of curious what fried cheese doodles taste like.

(h/t Uproxx)

TIME viral

Wheel of Fortune Audience Gasps In Horror When Woman Blows Easiest Puzzle Ever

And one guy audibly says, "Nooo"

Sometimes Wheel of Fortune contestants pull off pretty incredible feats, like the guy who solved a recent puzzle with only one letter on the board. But more often, they stumble and they fall.

Take for instance a recent contestant who appeared to have it made, with the puzzle almost fully complete. It listed the seven dwarfs from Snow White and the contestant was so close to solving it, until she said “Sneeky” instead of “Sneezy.”

If you listen carefully, you’ll hear a guy in the audience groan, “Nooo.” It’s by far the best part of this video.

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TIME viral

Listen to a Cover of ‘Uptown Funk’ Done Entirely in Family Guy Voices

It's actually pretty impressive

You’re probably sick of “Uptown Funk” parodies by now, and we understand that, but this one is actually pretty good. YouTube star Mikey Bolts, best known for impressions and music video parodies, recreated the song using the voices of Family Guy characters and it somehow kind of …works.

The video took Bolts about 15 hours to record, he said on Twitter. He sings most of the song using the voices of Peter and Stewie but brings in lots of other characters, so it’s understandable that it would take him many hours to complete.

TIME Sports

Watch the Cutest Brawl in the History of Sports

You know, just some tiny hockey players getting mean on the ice

After what appeared to be a good-natured game of youth hockey in Russia, the teams met at center ice for the traditional post-game handshake. Everything seemed to fine and normal until a fight broke out and the scene devolved into a mess of tiny punches and tiny body checks.

The refs tried to break it up as quickly as possible but there were simply too many rowdy youths to control. Eventually, some onlookers made their way to the ice to finally break things up after a solid 70 seconds of pure mayhem.

We definitely don’t endorse kid-on-kid violence, but the whole thing is pretty cute, especially because everybody appears to come out unscathed.

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Woman Sues Restaurant for $100,000 Because the Staff Wasn’t Nice to Her

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They also refused to give her takeout

A woman who dined solo at a Portland, Ore., eatery on Valentine’s Day is now suing the restaurant because she claims she received rude service.

Local small-business owner Kathleen Hampton is seeking $100,000 from Enzo’s Caffe Italiano. Hampton originally made a dinner reservation for herself and her husband, but, as she notes in the lawsuit, he “was still full from lunch” so he decided to bail, leaving Hampton to fly solo.

Once she was seated, Hampton said a waitress told her she had to give up her table and leave before she’d ordered any food. To be reasonable, Hampton said she’d just get her food to go, but the restaurant refused.

“That was the final straw,” she writes in the lawsuit. “I’ve never heard of a food place not having to go.”

Restaurant owner Enzo Lanzadoro, however, told the Oregonian that he remembers the night differently.

“She made reservation for two and when she got there, said: ‘Oh just by myself,'” Lanzadoro said. “We offered for her to sit at the bar with other single diners since Valentine’s Day is very busy and all we know is she got up [from the table] and left without paying after she drank two glasses of wine.”

In addition to the $100,000, Hampton, who’s representing herself, wants a public apology both in person and in local newspapers.

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Watch a News Anchor Stare Her Colleague Down After He Calls Her the Hamburglar

"It's your birthday, I'll let it pass. No I wont, I'll get you later."

When a TV news host in St. Louis noticed his colleague was wearing a black and white striped shirt similar to the outfit worn by the Hamburglar, he decided to make that observation known.

The host, Tim Ezell, makes the reference pretty seamlessly and clearly catches the anchor, April Simpson, by surprise. She gives him what can only be described as a death glare, and then says, “It’s your birthday, I’ll let it pass.” Then she adds, “No I won’t, I’ll get you later.”

The clip was actually shot a year and a half ago, but the TV station, FOX 2, just shared it on YouTube for the first time, Mashable points out. It’s gained popularity thanks to comedian Kevin Hart, who shared it on Facebook Tuesday.

Alas, we never did find out if Simpson gets Ezell back for the diss.

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This Artist Uses His iPhone to Recreate Iconic Movie Scenes

A totally surreal use of technology

French artist Francois Dourlen has proven that iPhones are good for so much more than Snapchat and Candy Crush. He uses his device to reimagine famous movie scenes with clever visual trickery, resulting in a series of stunning photographs.

Dourlen pulls up stills from films ranging from Rambo to Up on his screen, and then carefully overlaps them with everyday real-life scenes to create entirely new, surreal images.

See more of Dourlen’s work on his Instagram or his Facebook.

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TIME celebrity

Here’s What Prince Looked Like as a Middle School Basketball Player

Nothing compares 2 this photo

Here’s a nice little treat to get you through the week: a picture of Prince, in middle school, rocking his basketball uniform and a beautiful afro. Behold:

Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Libor Jany unearthed this gem while digging through the newspaper’s archives. He found the above photos from Prince’s stint as a basketball player at Bryant Junior High, along with the following newspaper clipping about his skills:

Looks like there could be some truth behind that famous Chappelle’s Show skit after all.

TIME Crime

Man Turns Himself In After Openly Taunting Police on Facebook

This criminal from Butler County, Ohio, has become something of an Internet sensation

When most people find out that there’s a warrant for their arrest, they try to lay low. But not 21-year-old Andrew Marcum, who was arrested this week in Butler County, Ohio, after getting into a social media spat with the police.

It all started when the sheriff’s office posted an alert on its Facebook page Monday about Marcum, who was wanted for charges including burglary, abduction and assault, NBC News reports. Here’s the posting:

The first person to comment? Marcum.

“I ain’t tripping half of them don’t even know me,” Marcum allegedly wrote. It’s not clear what that means, but the sheriff’s office Facebook page replied, “If you could stop by the Sheriff’s Office, that’d be great.”

Sheriff Richard Jones then decided to make this a cross-platform affair, sharing the following joke on Twitter:

Authorities were soon able to trace Marcum’s whereabouts and bring him into custody. The sheriff’s office Facebook page certainly got the last laugh:

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TIME movies

This Honest Trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Is Pretty Spot-On

"If you thought half a short book wouldn't have enough plot to carry a two-hour movie, you were right"

The clever folks who brought us “honest trailers” for movies like Gone Girl and Love Actually have a new target. This time, the Screen Junkies have offered its honest, snarky take on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.

“From the studio who’s casually redefined the word trilogy comes The Hunger Games like you’ve never seen them before… Hunger Game-less,” the voiceover guy begins. “If you thought half a short book wouldn’t have enough plot to carry a two-hour movie, you were right.”

The main criticism here is that basically nothing happens and the movie is full of filler (like Katniss repeating “President Snow? It’s Katniss” over and over.)

Oh, and according to this trailer, the whole movie is basically just watching Katniss “do everything she can to not cooperate” while moaning about her fake boyfriend who she disregarded until he gave her a ball.

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