TIME Bizarre

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.

Read next: Watch Pat Sajak’s Meltdown on Wheel of Fortune

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TIME viral

Watch This Group Set the World Record for Knocking Books Over Like Dominoes

Most fulfilling two minutes you’ll spend on the Internet today

Watching 5,000 books fall down never looked so good.

A group of employees at the U.K.-based snack company United Biscuits set out to beat the world record for the most books that fell like dominoes at one time in late January. It took a little over two minutes, but the employees were successful in their effort to beat the old record of 4,998 books.

Their set up of 5,500 (182 books were disqualified) spanned an entire room. Though the record was set on Jan. 28, Guinness World Records released the clip on Thursday in honor of World Book Day.

 

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 Food

Man Can’t Sue Applebee’s for Burns He Got While Praying Over Fajitas

POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2014/10/25: Applebee's restaurant exterior logo. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)
John Greim—Getty Images

According to a new court ruling

A New Jersey man who was burned by a plate of hot fajitas while dining at Applebee’s can’t sue the restaurant over his injuries, according to an appellate court.

Hiram Jimenez took the chain restaurant to court because he said his waitress failed to alert him that his meal was hot. After being served, the court ruling says he bowed his head to pray over the crackling plate, and some oil popped and burned his face. Jimenez says he then panicked and knocked the plate in his lap, causing more burns, none of which resulted in scars, according to court records.

He filed suit seeking damages on the grounds that he suffered “serious and permanent” injuries “solely as a result of (Applebee’s) negligence when he came in contact with a dangerous and hazardous condition, specifically, ‘a plate of hot food’.”

A trial judge dismissed the suit, finding Applebee’s had no duty to warn Jimenez “against a danger that is open and obvious” like a sizzling hot plate of fajitas. Jimenez appealed, but an appellate panel confirmed the lower court ruling, saying Applebee’s can’t be held responsible because the hot food posed an a risk that should be “self-evident” and thus “approached with due care.”

[H/T USA Today]

TIME Body Image

This ‘Normal Barbie’ Ad Captures Society’s Insane Pressure to Have a Perfect Body

Even dolls with cellulite can have a good time at the beach

The Lammily doll — playfully dubbed the “Normal Barbie” — finally has an ad — and it’s absolutely incredible.

“I created a video in which ‘Normal Barbie’ encounters unrealistic beauty expectations, just like in the real world,” creator Nickolay Lamm tells TIME.

Specifically: Spring break in Miami. When the Lammily doll is invited on vacation with her friends, she is overcome with a wave of pop culture-fueled self consciousness. Is her normal body — which is modeled after an average 19-year-old woman’s measurements (based on CDC data) — “bikini ready?”

“The video parodies twerking, Victoria’s Secret, American Apparel, Facebook and more,” Lamm says.

In the end, however, “Normal Barbie” learns that even dolls with stretch marks (available for purchase in a Lammily extension pack) can have fun at the beach.

There is a growing movement toward a society that embraces healthier, more natural bodies. The Lammily doll is fighting that fight, one twerk at a time.

Read Next: Bye, Bye Barbie: 2015 Is the Year We Abandon Unrealistic Beauty Ideals

 

TIME society

This Is the Most Outrageous Bar Mitzvah Video Invitation You’ll Ever See

He dances while dressed like a rabbi and waves around challah bread in a parody of "Blurred Lines"

Before becoming a man, you become a meme. At least that’s the way of thinking in 2015. Case in point: this bar mitzvah invitation of biblical proportions.

In a YouTube video produced by Xpress Video Productions and written by Patrick De Nicola, Brody Criz parodies pop hits like Pharrell’s “Happy,” Lorde’s “Royals” and “Let It Go” from Frozen. The whole family is in on it, too.

Fair warning, at the 2:46 mark, when he spoofs Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” he starts dancing. And stripping down. Dressed like a rabbi. Stick with it, and you’ll see him mug for the camera with a pug.

If this video is just the invite, then imagine what the reception will be like.

Mazel tov on going viral.

(h/t BuzzFeed)

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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.

Read next: Watch Putin Play Hockey and Score a Suspicious Number of Goals

TIME society

Genius Woman Uses Tinder to Get Guys to Dig Her Car

But does she dig them after they dig out her car?

Apparently there is hope for Tinder users who feel like they have not gotten anything out of the dating app.

Journalist Susan Zalkind wrote an article for Boston magazine about how she found men on Tinder who were willing to shovel her car out of snow during a winter season that saw her city inch toward an all-time record for snowfall. To give you a glimpse of her success rate, at one point, after 74 right swipes, she got 35 matches, and 11 offers to shovel.

The first guy was a 38 year old who got the job done in 45 minutes in the middle of blabbing about his ex. The second guy was a 29 year old in an open relationship with his wife, so while he was not dating material, at least he shoveled the snow off of the car.

Read next: Inside Tinder: Meet the Guys Who Turned Dating Into an Addiction

TIME Television

Watch Adam Sandler and Bob Barker Continue Their Happy Gilmore Fight For Charity

Fight! Fight!

Adam Sandler picked a fight with hospital bed-bound Bob Barker that turned into a rematch of their infamous Happy Gilmore brawl. The two claim to have not spoken in years, but they pick up right where they left off in the 1996 golf comedy, tossing barbs and heckling each other like old frenemies.

But Barker and Sandler didn’t throw down for fun. It was all for a good cause — a fundraiser for autism services. Specifically, Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars, which airs March 8 and features a crop of talent that helps the benefit live up to its name including Louis C.K., John Oliver, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Maya Rudolph, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman, Steve Buscemi, Steve Carell and many more.

To see how Sandler and Barker’s fight club has matured, here’s the original Happy Gilmore brawl:

Night of Too Many Stars airs Sunday, March 8 at 8/7c on Comedy Central.

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