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Logan Paul isn’t the only problem. YouTube is broken — here’s how to fix it.

It’s easy to hate on Logan Paul. A 22-year-old YouTuber with 15 million subscribers, Paul made himself the poster child for shallow and gross behavior this weekend by posting a graphic video in which he finds the body of a man who died by suicide in Aokigahara forest, a sacred site at the base of Mt. Fuji. The video gained a million likes before Paul took it down.

Bad enough that Paul yuks it up in the video while dressed in what can only be described as 21st century clown gear, the archetypal ugly American abroad. Worse still was the entirely self-centered apology that came Monday (“This is a first for me, I’ve never faced criticism like this before”). In a second apology, this time on video, Paul claims to be dejected, yet still had time to coif his hair in its perfect proto-Trump configuration.  Read more…

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Refugee mother shares family’s journey to the U.S. in powerful animated video

Layla’s journey has been anything but easy.

She’s a refugee from the eastern Somali Region of Ethiopia, which she and her husband fled because of conflict and persecution in the early 2000s. They eventually found a temporary home in Saudi Arabia, where they had children and stayed for seven years — before Layla’s husband was deported in 2010. Her employers helped her family escape to Syria.

“I began to start my new life,” Layla says. “My kids had a little education at home.”

SEE ALSO: Before-and-after satellite images show massive influx of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

But before she could truly settle, civil war erupted in Syria, contributing to one of the worst refugee crises of our time. Layla made the difficult decision to once again flee the country where her family lived, walking for two to three days to the Turkish border, where she ultimately learned of her husband’s death back home. Read more…

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Data-friendly YouTube Go comes out in beta in Southeast Asia

Google has released its data-friendly YouTube Go app in some of Southeast Asia, and Africa’s new markets.

Available now in beta for Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines, the app is a way to get video to users in countries where data availability might not be as complete as it is in other countries.

SEE ALSO: Now you can play YouTube videos right inside WhatsApp

One of the app’s key features tackling the data issue is an offline viewing mode, allowing users to first download video over Wi-Fi before hitting the road.

Users can also choose to stream video in lower resolutions or high quality, controlling their data spend.  Read more…

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150,000-domino setup celebrates ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ in stunning fashion

YouTuber TheDominoKing is back with an impressive new domino video, this time celebrating the release of Super Mario Odyssey with a whopping 148,777 dominoes.

The individual domino creations include Mario and friends, Cappy, Bowser, captured enemies, and even some of Mario’s 2D renditions throughout the nearly 5-minute-long video of dominoes continuously crashing into each other. The detailed depictions of Odyssey characters took TheDominoKing about two months to complete. Read more…

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Not to be dramatic but this dog has the cutest smile ever

Friends, please meet Layla the spaniel, an unspeakably adorable dog who loves to be pet.

From the looks of this clip, it seems she also loves to wag her tail, cuddle, and deliver the most perfect soft smile we’ve ever seen. Layla, girl, you’re doing amazing. Please keep it up.

I will be sending this video to all my friends and family within the hour. Read more…

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Aminé’s new ‘Spice Girl’ video has an actual Spice Girl in it

“Caroline” rapper Aminé is back with a brand new single “Spice Girl,” a genuine, highly catchy tribute to the iconic British girl band who dominated Discmans, Chupa Chups and Impulse cans in the ’90s.

In the video, the rapper gets a big ol’ serve from a real Spice Girl, Mel B, aka Scary Spice, who turns up for a cheeky cameo at the end of the clip. 

Aminé also receives a casual prison visit from Insecure actor Issa Rae.

Zigazig ah. Read more…

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Tortoise races hare IRL and you won’t believe what happens unless you’ve read an ancient fable

And all this time we thought Aesop was some dumb punk making up BS.

As it turns out, the Ancient Greek storyteller credited with the tale of The Tortoise and The Hare had a pretty decent fan theory about what would happen if a tortoise raced a hare: the tortoise would win, slowly and steadily, while the hare would bounce around like a freaking idiot and get embarrassed. 

SEE ALSO: 13 animals with unlikely best friends

A video tweeted by @rodriguezdagod shows a seemingly sanctioned, well-attended race between a tortoise and a hare, in which the humble tortoise wins easily.

Dear God. It ACTUALLY fucking happened pic.twitter.com/h5J6ibytAU

— King Nathan, XV 🇹🇹 (@RodriguezDaGod) October 6, 2017 Read more…

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Hero driver rescues possum being harassed by two birds

No one likes a bully.

Especially Laurence Kirk in Sydney, Australia, who decided to take matters into his own hands when he spotted two magpies giving a possum on the road a hard time.

Beeping the confrontation didn’t seem to work, so Kirk decides to hop out and deal with the matter — taking the possum off the road and escorting it back into nature. What a guy. Read more…

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Boise State’s football dog is a good boy who fetches the tee after kickoffs

Is the Boise State football dog an elite quarterback? No, but he could be, if someone just gave him a chance.

Boise State’s dog (a good boy) is what’s called a kickoff specialist. By that, we mean that he runs onto the field like a happy idiot and gets the tee after kickoff.

SEE ALSO: 8 Dogs Who Accomplished More Than You Ever Will

Take a look at the dog in action. Note his elegant form. Note the fluid, dancer-like movements in his route running that make him a shoe-in for the Hall of Fame. Note his professionalism in the midst of a huge crowd of rabid football fans. 

Do NOT note the way he drops the tee, that doesn’t matter. Read more…

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