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AP Tweet Sparks Dow Jones Flash Crash

April 24th, 2013 5:32 PM

In what appears to have been a phishing attack, Syrian hackers took over the Associated Press Twitter account yesterday and tweeted that President Obama had been injured in an explosion, causing the Dow Jones Industrial Average to plummet before it was exposed as fake.

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Do the Harlem Stop, Drop and Roll

April 24th, 2013 4:31 PM

In this late edition of Harlem Shake from Germany, a young man stumbles backward into a bonfire while trying out the viral dance craze. Luckily enough, the guy only suffered “a few blisters” from the fall, according to the original uploader.

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Faith in Humanity

Free Hugs

April 24th, 2013 12:00 PM

In 2004, men in New York and Australia independently began giving out free hugs in public places to spread positivity in their communities. After a video of the Australian man went viral in 2006, the Free Hugs campaign became a global phenomenon.

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