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  • Lady Gaga slays Superbowl halftime show with disco-drones

    One reason to watch the NFL's Superbowl -- even if you have no idea how American Football is -- is the halftime show. This Sunday, Houston hosted the 51st edition of this prestigious sporting spectacle, oh, and the small matter of a Lady Gaga concert too. Although it only lasted a quarter of an hour, the Manhattan-born singer-songwriter performed a pretty damn incredible medley of her most famous hits, including Just Dance, Poker Face, Born This Way and Million Reasons. Mind, Million Reasons -- a slow piano-driven ballad -- was performed after running around the stage, jumping off pedestals and flying...

  • This patriotic chicken can play the keyboard, inspire a nation

    Remember Keyboard Cat? Well, he might finally have a spiritual successor, but it's not a fellow feline. A video posted by YouTube channel Two Creative Chicks features a chicken, a chicken with a very particular talent. She can play America The Beautiful on the keyboard. Okay, so perhaps the chicken is better than Keyboard Cat. For one, she is actually deeply patriotic. And two, she clearly doesn't actually need its owners' help. While it all seems to be a rather cruel joke when the clip begins, the fowl soon gains its composure, and pecks the relevant keys almost acceptable time with remarkable...

  • Jon Stewart compares ‘pathological’ Donald Trump to Emperor Palpatine

    Late night shows have had plenty of material since Donald Trump was inaugurated as US president. Hell, even prior to that, to be fair. But one commenter we haven't heard of much is Jon Stewart. Since retiring from The Daily Show, leaving Trevor Noah at the helm, Stewart has been rather scarce. That is until now. Jon Stewart made a surprise appearance during last night's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to read out some executive orders from Donald Trump himself. By Trump himself, we mean Stewart with a dead weasel on his head and a ridiculously long tie. Memes, obviously. Jon Stewart,...

  • This crazy Bedfordview hijacking video has gone viral on SA YouTube

    A new clip published to YouTube this week shows just how dangerous parking your car in South Africa can be. The clip in question documents an attempted hijacking in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, and it looks like it could be a deleted scene in Taken. A Mercedes driver pulls into a driveway in the suburb, and is greeted by a security guard. But it soon gets a little bit too real. A blue Volkswagen Golf pulls up behind the Mercedes, drops off a passenger, and promptly pulls away. The passenger, seemingly innocuous at first, pulls out a gun, causing the security guard to...

  • Bad Lip Reading gives hilarious voice to Trump’s inauguration

    Bad Lip Reading is an iconic YouTube channel. The team of tricksters turn seemingly mundane pop culture clips into pure, utterly awkward hilarity. And it's latest victim is, unsurprisingly, US President Donald Trump's inauguration. The channel isn't shy of spoofing inaugurations either, with Obama getting the treatment back in 2013 (how can we possibly forget that Beyonce performance). But largely thanks to the US's top political families' awkward chemistry, this clip is even more cringe-worthy. The Trumps, Bushs, Obamas and Clintons all awkwardly star in Bad Lip Reading's latest clip Taking a look at Trump's entire big day -- from the presidential...

  • Are these the best Disney character impressions you’ve ever heard?

    We all have that one member of the family who believes that their Donald Duck impression is absolutely, undeniably accurate. But we also know that's not true. If anyone can lay claim to this, it's Brian Hull. The American impressionist decided to test his skills at the beating heart of Disney itself -- Disneyland Florida -- in front of the actual characters themselves. "I always wondered, how the Disney characters at the park would react to my impressions, and they didn't disappoint," Hull notes on the video description. Speaking like Disney's Donald Duck to the actual Donald Duck is a dream few...

  • Is Cape Town the most beautiful city on Earth? This drone video answers all

    With the surge in popularity of drones this decade, photography has arguably also taken a step forward with it. And where better to strap a camera to a drone than Cape Town? Previously known for his Cape Town in 4K video, that garnered close to 200 000 views last year, Luke Maximo Bell is back with a new clip in his 4K series. Still documenting the Mother City, Bell this time adds a few more of the city's summer attractions, including the Cape Winelands, Cape Point and Chapman's Peak, to name but a few. Bell's work also includes a clip of...

  • Humans have finally found a way to destroy the Nokia 3310

    Ever since the Nokia 3310 was invented back in 2000, human beings have tried valiantly to destroy it. Dropping it, throwing it against walls, and even driving over the phone with a forklift did little to quell its digital spirit. But now, the hardy device might've finally met its match. Thanks to the ever-curious and destructive hosts of the Hydraulic Press Channel, the Nokia 3310 came face to face with a red hot hydraulic press. The phone is placed side-down below the press, while the press itself grabs hold of a red hot slap of molten metal. Slowly, the press inches...

  • James Corden proves Kanye West’s lyrics are perfect for a soap opera

    While Kanye West remains a divisive character, there's no denying his music has a certain degree of clout. When he's not bragging about his cars and worldly possessions, his tracks are about love, and all that it brings. In many ways, that makes them the perfect material for lines in a soap opera. That's exactly what James Corden thought. Bryan Cranston just about makes Kanye West famous in this video The host of The Late Late Show assembled a cast of acting Avengers -- namely Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston and Giovanni Ribisi -- to prove this point. Setting up Biel as a...

  • Watch as Joe Biden receives highest honor, touching hug from Obama

    Will there ever be a bromance as everlasting and endearing as US Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama? Probably not. As President-elect Donald Trump casts his shadow over the White House, the internet is enjoying its last few days of Biden and Obama's epic bromance. And yesterday, that undeniable mutual respect was taken a step further. In a press conference, President Obama surprised Joe Biden with the country's highest civilian honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Biden tries valiantly to hold back the tears (and so do we), but to no avail. It's an absolutely beautiful moment. Part of the...

  • Watch: part one of FailArmy’s best fails of 2016

    YouTube was pretty much designed for fail videos, with FailArmy being one of the most popular channels around. Now, the channel has uploaded part one of its "ultimate" fails of the year, showcasing some of the funniest and most ridiculous fails of 2016. Check out the full, 17-minute video below, which has already garnered over six million views. FailArmy says part two will be released on Friday (24 December).

  • YouTube Rewind celebrates the fun moments of 2016

    YouTube has had a good year. The video hosting site now has "almost one-third of all people on the Internet" using it. It's also now available in 88 countries, in 76 different languages. So to say that the site influences internet culture is a bit of an understatement. Looking back on the year that was 2016, YouTube's Spotlight account uploaded another edition of its YouTube Rewind video series, encapsulating the highs and lows of the previous 12 months. Featuring all the most viewed tracks in 2016 -- like Fifth Harmony's Work From Home, The Chainsmokers's Closer and Justin Bieber's Sorry --...

  • This drone video imagines South Africa as a beautiful, miniature toy set

    Drone videos are on the rise on the likes of YouTube and Facebook, with sales of these little winged wonders ever increasing too. But it takes some pretty deft skills to pull off a uniquely quirky drone reel. That's what drone pilot Luke Bell and video partner Hloni Coleman accomplished with this short flick. You may remember Bell thanks to this particular video of Cape Town, but his latest clip focuses on South Africa, and the country's cultural and natural beauty. Well, if South Africa was the coolest toy set imaginable, that is. "Our home and a wondrous playground for all...

  • Pornhub’s ‘Horny Little Christmas’ ad is more SFW than expected

    We've written quite a bit about Pornhub in the past, but not because of the actual site's content. Its Insights blog sheds some gloriously detailed analytics and statistics for the wider internet to gawk at. But when the site isn't curating numbers or building graphs, it's making hilarious advertisements for YouTube. This particular gem is a bit of a misleading one. It tells the story of a group of ordinary people scattered throughout a town all seemingly set to spend Christmas night alone, when suddenly Santa appears. What happens next is, well... surprisingly safe for work. The ad is ultimately punting the...

  • Another Stellenbosch bullying video makes rounds on Facebook

    Just when you thought the bullying videos were over for the year, another incident stemming from Stellenbosch has social media up in arms again. The new video, taking place once again at Stellenbosch's Luckoff High, was initially uploaded to Facebook by the Crime Intelligence and Community Awareness (CICA) page. According to CICA, the incident took place this week at Luckoff, and was sent to them by a follower. The video depicts a larger female pupil attacking a smaller female pupil. Although the video is just under 60 seconds long, a few punches are thrown before a male pupil steps in to...