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  • Want To Get Rid Of A Rat? Video Of Girls' Genius Method Gets 9 Million Views
    When you think of college students, jugaad is thy name. They possess life hacks like no textbook can ever teach you. Give them a problem and they will come up with the smartest solutions. The same can be said for Jody Mackin, a student at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in US. When faced with a rat infestation in her home, the college student and her roommates decided to get a little innovative.
  • Like Father, Like Son. Steve Irwin Junior Impresses Crowd On Tonight Show
    It was in 2003 when Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter, brought a gigantic snake to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 14 years later, his now teenage son, Robert Irwin, recreated the image as he made his first appearance on the late night show with host Jimmy Fallon. 13-year-old Robert introduced the host to a bunch of exotic animals including a giant red tail boa constrictor. While most of us would squirm with fear around wild animals, like the host himself, the young Robert was a total natural as he held a crocodile, a snake and a screaming armadillo with equal ease. He also brought along a fluffy visitor, a 25-pound sloth Serenity who refused to let Jimmy go.
  • IIT Roorkee Boys Explain How Their Video Went So Totally Viral
    If you thought the Indian Institute of Technology was just a polite name for nerd haven, it is as good a time as any to revisit that opinion.
  • Trending: This Spider vs Snake Face Off Is Deadly. Guess Who Wins?
    Forget David versus Goliath, this duel between two poisonous predators will have you hanging on the edge of your seat. That is of course if you can handle the fact that this contest is between a redback spider and a snake. A video, showing the anxiety-inducing fight between the two creatures, is currently trending on YouTube. Even if creepy-crawlies such as these invoke the heebie-jeebies in you, it'll be very hard for you to look away from this fight.
  • These Japanese Signs Had The Opposite Effect. Tourists Even More Confused
    What should have been helpful signs for those unaware of Japanese customs turned out to be quite, well, baffling. In a campaign titled '10 Ways To Make Travelers Happy', the bureau rolled out 26 signs. The problem is, these signs left tourists more confused than ever.
  • This Inspiring Video Shows A Cafe Run Entirely By The Differently-Abled
    The brainchild of Kshitij Behl and Shivansh Kanwar, customers at this cafe can order by flipping a switch on their table, which lights up a bulb on the counter so waiters know which table they need to attend to. They can then write down their orders and use flash cards to communicate about things like asking for the bill or saying thank you.
  • Trending: Akhilesh Yadav Is <i>Don</i> In This UP Elections Spoof Video
    The Uttar Pradesh election, in many ways, is no less than a Hindi movie potboiler. The various twists and turns in these polls appear to have inspired many spoofs. These days, trailers seem to sum up the situation far better than a whole movie. A video that's currently trending on YouTube, titled 'Akhilesh Returns,' spoofs Shah Rukh Khan starrer Don 2. No points for guessing the hero. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is Don and he's promising to make his grand return this March 11 - the day of the results of elections in UP and four other states will be announced.
  • Bengaluru Lake On Fire: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Others React On Twitter
    Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake is once again in the news and all over social media. The lake burst into flames at around 4 pm last evening and led to thick clouds of smoke that severely hit traffic. While officials claim the fire was put out within half an hour, pictures and videos of the lake enveloped in thick smoke have been circulating on social media. There has been a deluge of reactions on the incident, with many stumped by the magnitude of the fire.
  • These Ads About Dads, Daughters And Family Are Everything. It's OK To Cry
    We came across not one but two ads that will make you want to pick up the phone and call up your loved ones. While the first commercial selling life insurance - celebrates families, the second one from a jewellery brand shows us the beautiful bond between fathers and daughters.
  • Shilpa Shetty Reveals Her Warm Up Routine In This Trending Video
    Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Bollywood's resident yoga and wellness expert, launched her own wellness series yesterday in the presence of her family and actor Tiger Shroff, and the response has been phenomenal. With a website and a YouTube channel, this wellness series has received amazing feedback from viewers.
  • Russian Model Dangles From Dubai Skyscraper In Superb Yet Terrifying Pic
    Too terrifying to look at and far too stunning to look away - those are the conflicting emotions this Russian model's picture will invoke in you. A breathtaking shot of Insta-famous Viki Odintcova, dangling from the top of a Dubai skyscraper without a harness or protective gear of any sort, has gone viral with a vengeance. And as if the picture of Ms Odintcova isn't anxiety-inducing enough, she's now shared a behind-the-scenes video showing just what it took to create the . Fair warning, it definitely isn't for the fainthearted.
  • The 6 Types Of People You Will Apparently Meet In The Arranged Marriage Set-Up
    'Me want gal from Jalandhar city, sweet like jalebi,' rapped Apache Indian in 1992 (millennials! gasp! 1992). Prospective brides and grooms of 2017 probably have slightly more exalted hopes of the arranged marriage set-up and this trending video, by YouTube channel Girliyapa, might help them prep for the multiple rounds of 'ladki/ladka dekhna' that awaits.
  • What USA Can Do With $21 Billion Instead Of Building That Wall. Love, The Internet
    A recent Reddit thread asked Redditors to suggest better uses for $21 billion than building a wall on the Mexico border, and true to reputation, users came up with answers that will make you laugh, and then think. Ranging from witty to thoughtful to downright hilarious, these answers are a must-read.
  • NASA's 'Space Poop Challenge' Is Over And It Went Boldly Beyond The Diaper
    During the 60-day challenge, 19,000 thinkers and inventors submitted 5,000 possible solutions. Some pooled their resources, working as teams. Others, like first-place designer Col. Thatcher R. Cardon, a physician and officer in the U.S. Air Force, thought up his design solo. Cardon's design, and the two other winning technologies, were announced Wednesday.
  • Tamil Nadu's #OPSvsEPS Saga Has Twitter In Splits
    As news came today that Edappadi Palaniswami will become next Chief Minister - the state's third in three months - Twitterati had OPSvsEPS trending in no time. Mr Palaniswami was handpicked by Ms Sasikala, who went to jail in Bengaluru yesterday to serve a four-year sentence for corruption. Tweets around this political battle are not all serious. Here are some of the funniest tweets for some comic relief as Tamil Nadu's political battle (hopefully) comes to an end.

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