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  • Thousands Attend Mexican Teen's Birthday Party After Invite Went Viral
    Looking overwhelmed by the attention, yet resplendent in an elaborate fuchsia dress and gleaming tiara, Rubi Ibarra celebrated her 15th birthday on Monday in a rural Mexican village after the invitation to the event by her father went viral and made her the toast of the country.
  • Dutch Woman Says Ex-Husband Kidnapped Their Daughter And Came To India
    In a five-part post shared on the Humans of Amsterdam page on the weekend, Nadia talks about her marriage to an abusive man who allegedly kidnapped their two-year-old daughter and took her to Mumbai after their divorce. She has been fighting to get her daughter back since.
  • Trending: What You Should Look Forward To In 2017, With Love From AIB
    In several ways, 2016 has been fairly cheerless (goodbye, George Michael) and everybody's going to be glad to see the back of it. 2017 is already upon us and, happily, there's a lot you can look forward to in the year to come. Like what, you may wonder. Here's a whole song detailing what to expect and you can thank comedy collective AIB for it. Their new video, shared on December 25, has been trending on YouTube.
  • Tabu Bumped Into Sania Mirza, Shared This Lovely Post About Their Meeting
    What happens when old friends randomly bump into each other? Allow actor Tabu and tennis' golden girl Sania Mirza to tell you. It seems the two jetsetters randomly met each other at the Hyderabad airport and discovered they were on the same flight to Mumbai.
  • Millions Are Watching This Bride Dancing. <i>Pura</i> Facebook <i>Thumakda</i>. But Why?
    The whole point of weddings is the dancing, right? Apart from the actual nuptials, of course - the fun that is to be had is what makes shaadi season so exciting. So it's not uncommon to see brides dancing with abandon during their big fat weddings but this particular bride, doing the hippy hippy shake in her lehenga, has become a blockbuster hit on Facebook.
  • Hillary Clinton To Sunny Leone: 13 Women We Looked Up To In 2016
    As another year comes swiftly to an end, it's time to celebrate the women who inspired us. From Hillary Clinton becoming the first female US presidential nominee to the sportswomen who did our country proud this year at the Rio Olympics, several women have made their mark on the world this year in business, politics, sports and showbiz.
  • Woman Crops Mum Out Of Pic With Brothers, Has Hell To Pay Later
    Let this be a cautionary tale for everyone posting pictures online - never ever crop your mother out of one or you'll have hell to pay later. A woman from Maryland, United States, learnt firsthand what happens when you do this and her tweet about the meltdown that followed is not only making people laugh but also say 'same'.
  • She Flipped Out When She Saw Who This Box Of Gifts Was From. Bill Gates
    A Redditor from Louisiana may have just hit Secret Santa jackpot after her Christmas presents arrived from none other than the world's richest man, Bill Gates. The Redditor, who goes by username Aerrix, shared her excitement over her gifts on the site on December 16 in a long post describing her presents. Because of her wonderful story, Bill Gates is trending on Facebook today.
  • Trending: Daughter Tries To Teach Mom How To Drive. Here's What Happens
    It's usually parents who teach their children how to do new stuff but what happens when the tables turn and it's the child teaching mum or dad how to do something new? That's apparently what this new video by Girliyapa, a YouTube channel for women, attempts to show. Their video, shared some 18 hours ago, has been trending on YouTube. Some of you might relate but we think the video - in which a daughter tries to teach mom to drive - verges on the absurd.
  • Headaches, Insects And Yachts; Excuses For Not Filing British Tax Returns
    "My tax return was on my yacht ... which caught fire" - just one of the dozens of unusual excuses the British government's tax collector said it receives each year from customers who fail to complete their returns on time.
  • Giant Panda Has The Cutest Reaction To A Snowman. Smiles Guaranteed
    The zoo keepers at the Toronto Zoo built their panda named Da Mao a snowman 'for enrichment'. So they filmed the panda's reaction on finding its snowman gift. Turns out Da Mao didn't quite know how to snowman, if you know what we mean.
  • How Is Mark Zuckerberg's AI Butler Jarvis Working Out? His Wife Explains
    This was the year Facebook superboss Mark Zuckerberg set out to make an artificial intelligence (AI) assistance system just like the one Tony Stark has in the Iron Man films. Mark's job is now done. After a year of coding, Jarvis (Tony Stark's AI is called J.A.R.V.I.S) is finally a part of the Zuckerberg household. The Facebook founder has shared two hilarious videos introducing the AI system to the world.
  • Sushma Swaraj's Husband Has Twitter Swag Equal To Hers
    Sushma Swaraj's husband and former Mizoram Governor Swaraj Kaushal has been hilariously replying to those requesting him to help get the External Affairs Minister to unblock them on Twitter.
  • Viral: Social Media Loves This Bhangra Trio Dancing While Clearing Snow
    This may just be coolest bhangra routine you've ever seen. A video of a trio of dancers from the Canada-based Maritime Bhangra Group is stopping traffic on social media since being shared on December 15. Their video has received over 1.6 million views and over 25,000 shares on Facebook so far - and very much counting.
  • Hilarious Video Shows How A Sweeper Dealt With An Illegally Parked Car
    An 11-second clip from China is making several people giggle on Facebook. It shows how a street sweeper devised the perfect way to deal with an irresponsible driver. His method involved 42 trash cans.

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