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Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres dance to ‘Uptown Funk’
Move over Michelle Pfeiffer. The actress may be name-dropped in the hit song “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, but Michelle Obama is the one who made the dance moves from the music video come alive on a March episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The First Lady’s appearance marked the fifth anniversary of her “Let’s Move” campaign to raise awareness about active, healthy living and combat obesity in the United States.
Barack Obama uses a selfie stick
Canadian Parliament candidate’s wacky campaign ad
Canadian small business owner Wyatt Scott, who ran for Parliament as an independent, may not have won his election, but he won the popular vote on the Internet with this June ad. The clip shows him riding a Canada goose, fist-bumping with aliens and slaying a dragon with a sword to represent constituents of Mission Matsqui Fraser-Canyon in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley.
Broadcaster forced to improvise weather report
Shia LaBeouf’s motivational speech
Fast-forward to the 9-minute mark, and watch the actor stand in front of a green screen and start screaming “Do it!…Just do it!…Make your dreams come true!” The performance piece is part of a collaboration with fine arts students at the London art school Central Saint Martins. It sparked numerous memes after its May 2015 debut, such as a fake TED Talk and TV infomercial.
Reporter breaks kids' heart on the first day of school
Principal announces snow day in 'Let It Go' parody
Bears take a dip
This family of bears made themselves at home in a human family’s backyard pool in Rockaway Township, N.J. Tim Basso filmed the scene from a window of his house as the party animals took a dip in the pool and attempted to “play” with some of his children’s toys. His three videos boast more than 7 million views.
When kiss cams go wrong
That’s the nickname for a 9-second video of a bin full of honking rubber ducks (though some say geese) that make a horrifying, wailing sound when Norwegian mechanic Kevin Synnes presses down on them all at once. A Vine user aggregated a version of it that has been played on loop more than 134 million times and sparked memes like spoofs of SpongeBob SquarePants and Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Naturally, Mythbusters host Adam Savage became obsessed with the squeaky toy and wrapped about 10 of them in a plywood case, an invention billed as a “duck bomb.”