• Okay. All drivers know this one.

    You’re driving down a winding two-lane country road, and the car is front of you is going too slow.

    This lasts forever.

    Finally, finally, the road widens. Grasping for the onrushing gift of freedom, you pull out to pass.

    And the other car … speeds up!

    Argh! What a jerk!

    Engage swearing finger!

    It’s as though he’s doing it deliberately, and just won’t let you get by. Maybe he wants to make this as hard on you as possible.

    Except, probably, he’s not – as New Zealand sociologist Carl Davidson is only too happy to explain.

    “Those people you’re overtaking in the passing lanes most of the time aren’t thinking about the other person that is passing them at all,” said Davidson, head of insight at Christchurch-based firm Research First, in an interview with Yahoo Canada.

    Robinson said that, just as drivers slow down when the road gets narrow, there is a natural, largely subconscious tendency to speed up anytime the pavement widens. This turns out to be

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  • Creative way to fix a windshield wiper during a rainstorm

    The music choice was definitely spot on for the occasion

    On a road trip, there’s nothing worse than something going wrong with the car. Add bad weather on top of that and things will get a whole lot worse. 

    In a recent YouTube video, a windshield wiper broke during a rainstorm and a group of friends figured out a creative way to deal with it.

    According to theReddit user ‘IndieKidNotConvert,’ who uploaded the video Monday, one of the wipers broke in the middle of their 14 hour road trip and got stuck between the car door and mirror.

    As seen in the video, the broken wiper seems to be working properly. But then the driver yells “Faster, Faster!” The camera turns around to the backseat and you can see a guy sticking his hand out of the car window while tugging back-and-forth on a rope attached to the broken windshield arm in the front. 

    Surprisingly, he’s pulling in rhythm to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” blasting from the car radio. The music choice was definitely spot on for the occasion.

    Apparently their new approach to fixing a broken

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  • Anyone who saw the movie Step Up back in 2006 knows that Channing Tatum has got serious dance skills.

    But just in case there are any doubts, the Magic Mike star proved himself once again while promoting his new film, Magic Mike XXL, during a Vanity Fair photo shoot.

    He busts out seven iconic dance moves to the backdrop of Genuwine’s ‘Pony,’ and it’s so worth the watch.

    The dances include the funky chicken, the running man, the hula, the robot, the twist, the pony, and most notably, ‘voguing.’

    Tatum takes a step into the 80s with the last one as he channels his inner Madonna so flawlessly that it gives even her a run for her money.

    During his Madonna stint, our internal thoughts are vocalized when you hear the woman behind the camera telling him, “Yes, honey work!”

    The actor, whose new movie came out two weeks ago, is to appear on the magazine’s August cover that was shot by the legendary Annie Leibovitz.

    Magic Mike XXL is a sequel to 2012’s Magic Mike that is inspired by Tatum’s real

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  • Cat not impressed by owner's yoga display.Cat not impressed by owner's yoga display.
    Cats seem to believe that they can always get away with doing whatever they please. From knocking over your plants, scratching up the leather couch, delivering dead mice directly to your doorstep, to now, interrupting very important yoga sessions.

    One frisky little feline decided he would join in on it’s owners yoga video, and it wasn’t to try to complete a downward cat pose.

    In this viral video we see a young yogi performing some pretty impressive moves, when all of a sudden, her cat strolls up to the camera and plops down in front, completely obstructing the view of the owner’s fancy headstand.  

    The cat doesn’t even flinch or glance back at his owner, he just sits and stares at the camera with a smug, sly little grin.

    Just another video proving that dogs really are man’s best friend and cats are up to no good!

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  • Puppy messes up when greeting cat.Puppy messes up when greeting cat.
    Introducing new pets to one another is rarely easy, and that’s certainly true for this cute pup who meets the family’s cat for the first time.

    The new addition to the family is Thor, the puppy, and it’s his first encounter with Simba, the orange tabby cat. The video was uploaded by a user on Reddit a day ago and already there’s been a host of comments about the best part of the video: the move Thor pulls on Simba at the very end.

    At first, everything seems normal. Thor is over-excited and wagging his tail about the cat. He approaches Simba a few times to sniff him before running away in the opposite direction.

    Simba, on the other hand, looks like he couldn’t care less about Thor and wanders off, doing his own thing. It looks like he’d rather be left alone. But let’s give credit to the cat, who may have already gone through a similar introduction before with the other dog in the video.

    Just as Simba puts his head in the carrier cage, Thor comes along and pushes him a little further

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  • A three month old lamb pees on a BBC reporter's fancy shoes.A three month old lamb pees on a BBC reporter's fancy shoes.

    It was an ordinary work day for BBC News reporter Conor Macauley, the BBC’s agriculture and environment correspondent.  On this particular day, Macauley was covering a lighter story about an adorable adopted pet lamb named ‘Button’, who is only three months old.

    The Daily What reports that Button was recently adopted by a couple living in Moira, in Northern Ireland, after she was abandoned by her mother.

    You would think that Button would be a little bit more appreciative of getting a big introduction on a well known news network. Instead, Button soiled her TV debut by peeing all over Macauley’s fancy shoes.

    As a professional journalist, Macauley does well to keep his cool. His cameraman can be heard laughing in the background, which eventually leads Macauley to find some humour in the situation. Although he does manage to remain calm, he cracks a small smile.

    Hopefully the rest of Macauley’s week went better then this!


    More from Yahoo Canada News:

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  • Stephen Colbert interviews Eminem on Only in Monroe

    It’s hard to believe the video is even real

    (YouTube/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)(YouTube/The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

    A local public access TV show with no studio audience and broadcasting to around 20,000 people got a major guest on their show recently. At first it’s hard to believe the video is even real.

    Future CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert temporarily filled in as a host on Michigan’s Only in Monroe and interviewed rapper Eminem in an episode that aired on Wednesday.

    The full show is over 40 minutes long and was posted on YouTube by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert account. Colbert first interviews the actual hosts of the show and even has his own news report segment, pausing for laughter after he jokes to an empty studio.

    Skipping 20 minutes into the video, Colbert introduces his next guest: “A local Michigander who is making a name for himself in the competitive world of music,” also known as Marshall Mathers.

    Eminem takes a seat across from Colbert for an interview.

    Things start off awkwardly with some Bob Seger tunes. Colbert quizzes the rapper on the songs and hums a few other ones

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  • <span style=font-family: lusitana,Georgia; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: #333333;><a style=color: black; href=http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=35145507&category=W_ACC_HAIRACCESSORIES>Example of high-priced items: Maya’s Marble Ponytail Holder</a><span class=Apple-converted-space> </span>from Urban Outfitters.</span><span style=color: #000000; font-family: lusitana, Georgia; font-size: 17.6000003814697px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 1; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; display: inline !important; float: none;><span class=Apple-converted-space> <br /></span></span>

    Urban Outfitters may be the go-to store for any college-aged hipster. The American retailer, however, often finds itself in controversial, not-so-hip situations.  

    The latest? The Philadelphia-based company has inspired a slew of Twitter and Instagram posts poking fun at its often-inflated prices, with the hashtag #UrbanOutfittersBeLike. When one Twitter user posted a photo of Maya’s Marble Ponytail Holder, questioning the $8.00 price tag, the Internet quickly caught on, with posts mocking the company’s tendency to overprice normally-cheap items.

    According to to the social analytics site Topsy, here have been over 100,000 uses of the hashtag since June 25.

    The retailer is no stranger to controversy.  Earlier this year,

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  • Dog hilariously lets his dislike of his brother be known

    Hell hath no fury like a dog scorned

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    Hell hath no fury like a dog scorned.

    If there’s anything that we’ve learned through a dog/human friendship, it’s that dogs have a different code of conduct than us humans.  

    From an early age we’re told to play nice and to be the “bigger person” in the face of someone we don’t like, but dogs have made no such promise.

    Meet Walter: a Boston terrier that’s not afraid to show how he really feels.

    In this series of photos taken by Walter’s owner, Steven Yasgar, you can pinpoint the exact moment Walter’s sunny demeanor hilariously falls.

    In the first photo Walter looks happy as can be, being able to spend what seems like some much-needed one-on-one time with his owner.

    But when his younger brother Max comes to join the party, Walter’s less than amused.  

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    Max skips happily towards the two, while Walter delivers one of the most powerful side-eyes in history.

    Sometimes you can’t hide how you feel… especially in today’s day and age where someone’s always there to take a picture.

    Yasgar told

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  • Homeless man&#39;s breath-taking piano show stuns passersbyHomeless man's breath-taking piano show stuns passersby

    A homeless man from Florida has wowed the Internet with his powerful and moving piano skills.

    Donald Gould, a homeless man in Sarasota, was caught playing a beautiful cover of Styx’s “Come Sail Away” on a public piano in the city, where he dazzled a small audience.

    The delicate performance was then uploaded to Facebook, and has since been viewed more than 4.5 million times, and has racked up over 150,000 shares.

    “I was thinking I could just put my hat on the piano and make a couple dollars and get tips,” Gould told WWSB. “I didn’t expect it to jump out to this.”

    Gould, known to the locals as “Boone,” treats passers-by on the streets of Sarasota to a five song set-list that he learned as a child, WWSB reports.

    “I might not do the whole song complete as it was on the record originally, but I [know] enough to touch people out here – ‘cause I’ve touched a lot of people, apparently,” he said.

    Gould’s musical journey began with a clarinet he used to play as a child, and later, the U.S.

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