• Reporters doing live TV hits are frequently video bombed by strangers from the public and, most often, the result isn’t hilarious.

    But in this case, two pranksters performing magic tricks during a live broadcast have won over the internet.

    Reporter Ashish Joshi, from Sky News, was completely oblivious to what was going on behind him while doing a live update in Westminster, England.  

    Standing outside the Houses of Parliament, Ashish was presenting on UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s latest National Health Service (NHS) reform plans.

    Meanwhile both magicians, Richard Young and Sam Strange, appear in the shot and make light of the whole situation. 

    In the YouTube video posted by Young and Strange, the two are seen doing a “shrinking man” illusion magic trick, which has since gone viral with over 100,000 views. 

    “We thought it might get a few hundred views!” the magicians told the Guardian. “Videobomb videos are boring, everyone just makes faces or waves to their mum, we wanted to try

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    For all the parents who tell their kids to log off their devices and get outside – a new program may just keep them online a little longer.

    North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS), an online school funded by the North Carolina General Assembly, is set to launch an online physical education class this coming school year.  

    How will it work?  

    “Teachers will provide video demonstration of a physical activity or sport, then students will practice those skills and build their own video portfolios to document their progress and display mastery,” a press release posted by the N.C. Department of Instruction explains.

    The online gym class will provide those students enrolled in the virtual school with a well-rounded education, says Karen Creech, an instructional director.

    “We knew there was a need to offer PE online, so we thought outside the box and came up with a program that we believe will give students a valuable high school physical education experience,” Creech told reporters.

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  • Florida woman wrestles with an alligator to save her dog

    “It was the dumbest, bravest thing I’ve ever done, but I wasn’t going to let her go.”

    There’s nothing this woman wouldn’t do for her beloved dog, even if it means risking her own life.

    Lori Beiswenger owns a golf course in Inverness, Florida, where alligators lurking in the water hazards are fairly common. But earlier this week, a gator on the course became much more than a simple occupational hazard. 

    According to ABC News, Beiswenger was out and about earlier this week, doing some gardening with her nine-year-old terrier-mix, Hope.  

    Beiswenger was working when she heard the dog frantically screaming and quickly noticed a seven-and-a-half foot gator pulling her dog into a nearby pond. 

    “I hear the most God awful, piercing scream that I have ever heard in my life,” she told ABC News.

    Instinct took over and Beiswenger jumped into action, leaping into the pond and grabbing the alligator by its tail with her bare hands.

    “I wasn’t thinking,” Beiswenger told WTSP 10 News. “It was the dumbest, bravest thing I’ve ever done, but I wasn’t going to let her go.”

    Beiswenger began

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  • Summer hasn’t reached one Canadian province and police have issued a nation-wide manhunt to locate the missing season.

    Yesterday, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) released an official statement on Twitter seeking help from the public in an effort to find the whereabouts of summer.

    Last seen, police describe it “being 20-30 degrees Celsius, blue skies with a bright and warm source of light in the sky.”

    The police also identified “two persons of interest,” which happen to be the local meteorologists in Newfoundland– Ryan Shoddon from CBC and Eddie Sheerr from NTV. 

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  • Craigslist user vows to track down bike thief

    “You return my bike to Jones and Gerrard and I won’t kill you.”

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    A Craigslist user whose bike allegedly got stolen is not messing around.

    The user took to the classified advertisement website to send a colourful message to the unidentified bike thief.

    “Someone broke into my house and stole my bike,” the ad reads. “If I find you I will mame [sic] you for life.”

    In an attempt to instill fear into the culprit, the poster added: “I was in the military for 9 years and got paid to kill people.”

    “You return my bike to Jones and Gerrard and I won’t kill you.”

    Yikes.

    So far there is no word of the poster getting his bike back, but since the ads inception, a Reddit user posted it under the title ‘Craigslist bike theft victim is not messing around’ and it has has since gained over 450 ‘upvotes.’

    Redditor ‘GreasyBreakfast’ admitted to trying something similar years ago.

    “I tried the revenge route on Craiglist when my bike was stolen,” the user wrote. “Even going as far to meet up with several people with listings that described what could be my bike. I

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  • How to make your own A/C unit under $20

    So, it's getting pretty hot outside, but who knows for how long...

    If you would like to keep cool but do not want to invest a fortune on a traditional AC that you will be only using for five weeks in the end, this Youtuber may have the solution for you.

    All you need is a couple of items you probably already own.

    Start by cutting a hole the size of your fan on top of the styrofoam cooler.

     Then two holes for the plastic elbows (they will be used as exhausts)

    Place a block of ice inside and close the cooler.

    Now enjoy.

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  • Looking to escape the heat? YouTube channel The Slow Mo Guys, found a whole new way to cool down – by immersing oneself into a huge water balloon.

    After much pulling, wriggling, and laughter, channel star, Dan, finds himself neck-deep in the giant balloon, until it explodes, leaking water everywhere.

    “You look like a weird genie,” co-star Gavin says in the video, among peals of laughter.

    The Slow Mo Guys seem to like experimenting with water balloons. Four years ago, they tried popping a six foot balloon by jumping on it. In 2012, they uploaded a video of a water-filled condom pulled down Dan’s head.

    As for the safety aspect? Maybe stick to kiddie pools.

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  • Remember NBC’s Fear Factor? 

    Contestants on the show were challenged to do scary dares, from eating disgusting food to doing crazy stunts. 

    A new Japanese game show appears to be taking it to the next level with their latest trailer. 

    A YouTube video posted by Liveleak is described as a possible leak for a Japanese TV show and the short clip has attracted over 100,000 views.

    In the 14-second clip, a woman is seen trapped inside a transparent cube facing a grizzly bear. The brown bear pushes the box over as the terrified woman screams and tucks her legs. 

    The giant grizzly then circles around her looking for a way inside. In all her terror, she’s surprisingly holding a camera filming her ordeal as the bear attacks. The clip ends with the bear shaking the cube violently with its paws.

    According to Mirror, the leaked trailer is believed to be from a Japanese TV show called Sekai No Hatte Made ltteQ! The game in the clip is apparently called Predator Shield and the bear featured in the

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  • Scoring a winning lottery ticket depends on the luck of the draw, but what if you could swing the odds in your favor by leveraging hidden secrets?Scoring a winning lottery ticket depends on the luck of the draw, but what if you could swing the odds in your favor by leveraging hidden secrets?

    The odds of being hit by lightning in Canada? One in a million. The odds of winning the lottery? A depressing one in 13 million.  

    The odds may be slim, but lightning strike survivor Peter McCathie of Amherst, Nova Scotia, has proven that the universe does strike in mysterious ways. 

    McCathie won the Atlantic Lotto 6/49 last week, splitting the million-dollar prize with co-worker Diana Miller, reported CTV News.

    “I honestly expected to get hit by lightning again first,” he told CTV.

    McCathie was struck by lightning at 14 while locking his boat up in shallow waters. 

    “It was a very sunny day, there was one big, white cloud in the sky and the lightning bolt came through the trees and hit me,“ McCathie told CTV Atlantic.

    McCathie’s daughter was also struck by lightning a few years ago in an eerily-similar situation: locking up canoes in Manitoba.

    In the United States, one is more likely to be attacked by a shark or become a movie star than to win the lottery, reports NBC News.

    Sophie

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  • Marijuana found growing in Vancouver traffic circle. (CBC)Marijuana found growing in Vancouver traffic circle. (CBC)

    Police in Vancouver have already determined that the marijuana plants mysteriously growing in local traffic circles are indeed legal, but this case could still yield a potential violation.

    It all comes down to one thing: were the plants watered by someone or did they grow organically?

    CTV News reports that if someone had been throwing the leafy green plant a lifeline, then it would have been in direct violation of the city’s current stage 3 water restriction, which does not permit residential lawn or garden watering.

    Marijuana plants have recently been found in at least two separate traffic circles in the city, one at Ontario Street and 20th Avenue and another at Ontario Street and West 19th Avenue.

    “I love it,” Eric Lamond, local resident, told CBC News. “It’s a beautiful plant. We should all be enjoying it, right?”

    After local resident Jeremy Phan tweeted a photo of the 20th Avenue plant growing among the shrubs, it didn’t take long for the odorous weed to mysteriously vanish.

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