TIME viral

Little Kid Totally Freaks Out When His Dad ‘Takes’ His Ear and Nose

You'd cry too if you genuinely thought you'd have to live without these important facial features

You know that game adults like to play where they pretend to steal kids’ nose and then promptly taunt them by chanting, “I got your nose”? Well, a dad named Jesse Fulcher decided to play that game with his son and then uploaded his “priceless” reaction to YouTube.

Fulcher begins by “taking” his son’s ear. He sees how distraught the kid becomes, so he puts it back. Then, for some reason, the kid agrees to let his dad take his nose too, which also causes him to break down in tears.

In the end, all the boy’s facial features are returned to their rightful spots.

TIME Google

YouTube Videos Playing Automatically? Sit Tight

Well, that's annoying.

All the livelong day, YouTube videos have been autoplaying in my web browser (I’m using Google Chrome). I just opened 19 tabs at once, and my computer basically threatened to walk off the job. My other browsers aren’t affected, so this appears to be a Chrome-YouTube joint.

A fix is coming. It’s apparently a problem on YouTube’s end, and the team is aware of it. Check out this Google thread for updates.

[Android Police]

TIME Special Effects

“Electronic Makeup” Will Probably Terrify You

A creepy vision of the future—maybe

The project above, led by Nobumichi Asai, shows what is possible using cutting-edge face-tracking and computer-generated effects. So-called electronic makeup is the result of projected images on a models face. It’s all happening in real-time, making the possibilities for film and theater vast. If you watch the video, you can see it’s not perfect yet. But the experiment shows what may soon be possible.

TIME viral

World Traveler Solves Rubik’s Cube By Asking Strangers to Each Make One Turn

84 people in 11 countries helped him solve it during the two-month trip

Around the world isn’t just for yo-yos any more. A Rubik’s Cube made the trick it’s own in this new viral video.

Nuseir Yassin graduated from Harvard College in May 2014, and like many of his peers, he wanted to take some time off from studying to travel the world. His trip was unique because he took his Rubik’s Cube along and challenged strangers to help him solve the brainteaser. As he touched down in Russia, England, Thailand or Sri Lanka, he would invite people to help with the project. With cameras rolling, each person (and the occasional animal) moved the toy one turn.

By the end of his trip, he had visited 11 countries, where people (30 women, 54 men) made 84 moves and helped solve the infernal puzzle, according to his description of quest on YouTube. Out of all those people and countries, he claims to have had only one rejection.

It’s an impressive feat, but still not as impressive the guy who solved a Rubik’s Cube in a wind tunnel.

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TIME Music

Arcade Fire Get Some Help From Singing Portraits In “You Already Know” Video: Watch

Some animated artwork takes center stage

Arcade Fire released a new video this morning — and it takes a cue from the world of Harry Potter.

While the video for “You Already Know” is simpler than the gripping mini-epic they made for “We Exist” — which clocked in at six minutes and starred Andrew Garfield as a young man struggling with his sexuality in a small town — this video still includes some magical moments.

The clip begins with a statue announcing the band’s performance, then the camera tracks up a marble staircase as the group starts playing the catchy Reflektor track in a brightly lit room in a castle-like house. Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler soon relinquishes singing duties to the room’s portraits, who were given microphones and guitars for the occasion. It’s whimsical — but it works for the song.

Watch up top.

TIME nation

Kansas City Cop Starts a Dance-Off With Kids

Watch him try to hold his own in this adorable video

Out of Kansas City, Missouri, comes a video of a police officer busting a move with some of the local kids in an eastern Kansas City neighborhood. NBC News affiliate KSHB reports that after officer Jeffrey Krebs spent Sunday morning dancing in his patrol car, his partner offered Jolly Rancher candy to some kids in the neighborhood if they would throw down their best moves in a dance-off with the officer.

The kids and Krebs delivered, each offering up some moves, including one Krebs dubbed “The Octopus” (which the unseen camera operator reacts to with a quiet “Oof.”)

Krebs told KSHB he hopes the friendly competition will help him work better with the community in the long run: “I feel like if we build rapport with them, then they’re more likely to call us when they need us.”

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TIME viral

This Muppets–Beastie Boys Mashup Is ‘What’cha Want’

You want this mashup

In the wake of a dark news cycle, sometimes you just want to escape into the comfort of a heartwarming viral video filled with excited puppies, surfing pigs or, say, rapping Muppets.

Today, the Internet gods or hamsters or whoever it is that runs the pipes and tubes of the World Wide Web looked down, smiled, and gave the world this minute-long video of the Muppets “performing” the Beastie Boys hit “So What’cha Want.”

Starring the Swedish Chef, Animal, and Beaker bravely stepping into the shoes of MCA, Ad-Rock and Mike D, this mashup by heaven-sent YouTuber Mylo the Cat is everything you need to feel a little bit better today.

Watch while you can, though, because the Beastie Boys won’t allow their music to be used in commercial endeavors, probably not even by Muppets.

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