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    Bieber and the screaming man fans

    It’s not just the ladies that swoon / go crazy for Justin Bieber. Blokes do too. In this commercial for US department store Macy’s Black Friday sale, you’ll see what we mean. Worth it for the reactions.

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    Video of the day: Your future husband.

    Ladies, stop looking. Your future husband is here – and he’s available. This online dating ‘video profile’ is hilarious – you have to watch. Could you be the woman of his dreams? Your Future Husband from Bradley Jackson on Vimeo.

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    The pencil song. It’s very catchy.

    Hudson, an indie-folk artist from Melbourne, has had us all bopping along to this catchy song in the office. It’s called ‘Against the Grain’. Mia went and bought it. The rest of us have been transfixed by the attached music video from VJ Dropbear. How brilliant. Hudson – Against The Grain from Dropbear on Vimeo.

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    Mamamia on Sky News – ep 16 promo

    Check out the preview for what’s going to be on this week’s show…

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    Around the world in 5 minutes. Breathtaking.

    This. Is stunning. Fly around the world in this time lapse video taken from space. Hold your breath. Now there’s a bit of perspective. It’s beautiful.

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    This will make your heart explode. With joy.

    This. This will make your heart do a somersault and then go run a bath filled with happiness. Seriously. If you like animals and if you like glorious reunions with soldiers who have been away on tours of duty, then this just goes ahead and smooshes the two things together. And it’s awesome. (You might [read more]

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    Breakdancing yoga. Wow.

    This is bizarre, oddly beautiful, and at times unsettling (who is that bendy, really?) But you have to hand it to the guy, he sure puts on a show. And I am completely addicted to the song. This will amaze. Break ton Neck from Alex Yde on Vimeo.

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    The top 10 TV cliffhangers

    TV didn’t invent the cliffhanger, but it did perfect it. It’s the reason we keep tuning into our favourite TV shows week after week/season after season. Delivered well, a good cliffhanger is divine. It’s the delicious combination of frustration mixed with intrigue with a side of worry for our favourite characters. They keep us coming [read more]

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    Is this the coolest cover song ever? Watch.

    This is incredible. Three members from Swedish vocal group Erato have done a cover of Call Your Girlfriend by Robyn, using only their hands, their voices and a few containers. It’s a must-watch.

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    The celebrity interview: what it’s REALLY like.

    “Ready to face the enemy?” asks the cheerful rector at the beginning of the final, catastrophic nuptial scene of Mike Newell’s 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral. This chirpy man of the cloth never knew how true a word he spoke to the wretched Hugh Grant, and his guileless invitation always rings in my [read more]

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    The best closing line ever

    There are so many books that I’ve loved all the way through – and then I’ve gotten to the end and been completely crushed by the disappointing ending. What is it about the closing line of a book? When it’s good, it leaves you feeling super satisfied. When it’s bad, it makes you want to [read more]

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    Kim Kardashian’s Fairytale Divorce: The Parody

    You (might have) watched the actual wedding on television and now, not much more than 72 days later, you can watch the televised Kim Kardashian divorce! Well, almost. The team at Saturday Night Live including Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) have banded together to produce this utterly brilliant skit. What happens when a Kardashian gets divorced? Watch.

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    Stolen Halloween ‘candy’. Hilarity ensues.

    He put out the dare to parents across America: video tape yourselves confessing to your own children that you stolen – and ate – all of their Halloween ‘candy’. A terrible practical joke, to be sure, but the reactions from children are hilarious. And tearful. Watch for the dawning look of horror:

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    288,000 jelly beans. One song.

    22 months 1,357 hours 30 people 2 ladders 1 still camera 288,000 jelly beans Those are the stats for this incredible music video which is quite a lovely song as well. The song is ‘In Your Arms’ and the artist is Kina Grannis. Knock yourselves out, have a listen!

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    MTV European Music Awards

    The 2011 MTV European Music Awards were held in Belfast over the weekend. Lady Gaga performed while chained to a giant moon and a naked man ambushed Hayden Panettiere on stage. As you do. As for the awards – Gaga took out the best female artist gong, Justin Bieber scored best male act, best live [read more]

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    History of Hip Hop. Beat boxed in 4 minutes.

    French beat box artist Eklips is one talented dude. Here he drops some mad beats and performs the history of Hip Hop in four minutes. And one take. Enjoy.

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    Is this the future?

    We aren’t always perfect at predicting the future. But it’s fun right? In Back to the Future they said we’d have a fax machine in every room (look how that turned out) and Bill Gates himself apparently once said that no person would need more than 640kb of memory on their personal computers. Now most [read more]

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    Mamamia on Sky News ep 14 Promo

    On this week’s episode of Mamamia: an open discussion about stillbirth and miscarriage. Watch the promo here.

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    If only exercise were this fun…

    We wish there was some kind of incentive from exercise while we’re doing it. The endorphins come later, to be sure, but what about in the moment? And then a French company goes and does this which, frankly, isn’t helping anyone. But it’s a nice thought!

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    The Kardashians explained. Kind of.

    Mamamia’s Managing Editor Lana writes: Kim Kardashian arrived in Sydney today and Khaos ensued as it does when the Kardashians, well when the Kardashians blink. News.com reports: “Arriving with her entourage – including sister Khloe and her L.A. Lakers basketball star husband Lamar Odom – the newly-single Kim walked through the back of the airport [read more]

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    Kim Kardashian files for divorce. After 72 days.

    It was the wedding that apparently raked in $18 million for Kim Kardashian who recently appeared in weekend magazines in stories titled ‘My life as a brand’. And a wedding is the ultimate ‘plot’ point in the career of someone who does reality TV for a living. Or so the cynics say. Perhaps Kim Kardashian’s [read more]

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    People are awesome. Really very awesome.

    You may remember we ran a montage of pretty awesome people doing pretty awesome things. It was irresistibly watchable and now there’s a 2011 version. Strap yourselves in, it’s a bit of a hoot.

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    E-book or real book.

    When you curl up in your favourite armchair with a new book, do you open the pages with anticipation or do you press the ‘on’ switch on your Kindle, Kobo or iPad? As e-book devices become more available and accessible, the merits of the e-book versus the print book have been keenly discussed by readers [read more]

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    Justin Timberlake raps again. Part 3.

    And just when you thought Justin Timberlake couldn’t be drawn to do more singing and dancing, there’s this. He’s teamed up with Jimmy Fallon to perform the History of Rap Part 3. Remember when they knocked it out of the ballpark for part two? That’s highly recommended as well. But for now, enjoy. Hilarious and [read more]

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    Watch this clip. Just watch it.

    Q: What makes a viral ad? A: This clip from Dermablend that challenges the way we judge people by what they look like. Mesmerising. The before and after (or the after and before) is astounding. And I have been singing the “There is Hope” all day long. And if you want to see how it [read more]

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    Rock, paper scissors? It makes no sense!

    Do you ever get the unsettling feeling that the world you know isn’t quite, you know, right? This guy does. And he’s bothered enough to send a video to the world: Rock, paper scissors does not make sense! And when you reach that terrifying conclusion, you kind of know the man has a point. One [read more]

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    Jessica Rudd’s new book: read the first chapter here.

    Mamamia’s Managing Editor Lana Hirschowitz writes: Imagine my joy when a copy of Jess Rudd’s new book Ruby Blues arrived in the office. Cue bun-fight as everyone rushed to grab it. I loved Jessica’s first book, the best-selling Campaign Ruby which follows the life of Ruby who quite unexpectedly lands the job of financial policy [read more]

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    Like my Facebook status! Brilliant public service announcement.

    Facebook attention grabbers. Come on, you KNOW the people out there that implore us all to like their Facebook ‘status’ for any variation of weird, whacky and just plain boring reasons. Had a bath? Like my status! Ate some muesli? Like my status! ZOMG, just scraped my knee. Like my status! Meet one Internet citizen [read more]

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    This drawing is going to blow your mind

    You have to watch this. I can’t even draw when I lift my pen from the paper but this, this is insane Can you draw? Can you sing or dance or bake really well? Can you juggle or eat fire or recite the alphabet backwards while standing on one foot? What’s your talent?

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    Video of the day: A duet with Siri

    Siri, the voice-controlled assistant on the new iPhone 4S, has been getting a lot of online coverage over the last few weeks. The feature allows users to ask questions and control their phone using voice commands. Singer Jonathan Mann took it a bit further and decided to sing a love song with Siri – you [read more]