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POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 3:42 PM
A motorcyclist, supposedly in Russia, crashed into the back of a car and went heels over head and somehow lands safely on his feet? Skeptics suspect the video footage was somehow faked.

A too-wild-to-believe video of a motorcycle crash, supposedly in Russia, looks like something out of a major-movie stunt.

The video, shot from a dashboard camera, shows a car switching lanes, only to be rear-ended by a speeding motorcycle. Up in the air goes the rider, and ... well, the ending is too amazing not to see.

No wonder the video got 1.5 million views on YouTube since being posted Tuesday.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:08 PM
Ukrainian born Lolita Richi is the latest flesh-and-blood being who aspires to emulate Barbie. (via Facebook)

A new human Barbie has made her way out of the woodwork, just in time for Mattel’s various new Barbie-clothes-for-grown-ups collections. Yay!

Ukrainian born Lolita Richi is the latest flesh-and-blood being who aspires to emulate a plastic toy, but, in Richi’s case, there’s more than meets the eye. The 16-year-old wears a 32F bra, has a 20-inch waist, and claims to be surgery (and diet) free.

“I have a gorgeous figure so I don’t even have to diet,” she told Daily Mail

POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:37 AM

It should go without saying that Ebola is an extremely serious disease, and, as such, should not be taken lightly. The same could be said about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, which has come to the public's attention with the Ice Bucket Challenge. Serious, serious issues that require careful research, proper funding, and rational inquiry to control their spread.

So, naturally, leave it to Philly's comedians to make fun of both. Ladies and gentlemen, the Ebola Bucket Challenge has arrived.

Started by comedian Chip Chantry via social media, the Ebola Bucket Challenge is a funny way to raise awareness about Ebola by challenging participants to dump a bucket of Ebola on themselves. Since that's both ill-advised and not exactly possible, Philly's comedians had to get a little creative.



POSTED: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:37 AM
Alex Lanchester (left) of England and Tucker Blandford of Connecticut were engaged until he tried to convince her he was dead, by calling and pretended he was his father breaking news of a suicide.

Is it illegal to kill someone if he claimed he's already dead?

The thought might have crossed Alex Lanchester's mind after fiance Tucker Blandford tried to weasel out of marrying her by calling to say he committed suicide. 

Actually, the Connecticut man pretended to be his own father when he called Lanchester in her native England to break the "news" that depression drove poor Tucker to fatally hurl himself in front of a car.

POSTED: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 9:33 AM
Wrestling promoter Vince McMahon left the ice bucket on his head after completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

As the ice bucket challenge epidemic raises millions for ALS, some folks just naturally have to try to top everybody else. To them, we say, thanks!

Below are a dozen favorites, plus a donation-notation finale.

Biggest Bucket (Zamboni): Hockey's Darryl Evans

POSTED: Monday, August 18, 2014, 2:51 PM
Photo via Facebook.

Saturday afternoon brought another Ferguson, Mo., protest at the iconic LOVE Park statue, this time in the form of performance artist Keith Wallace portraying Michael Brown, murdered and motionless on the ground. The tourists snapping selfies in front of the LOVE statue, however, didn't seem to notice.

The silent protest, planned by Wallace and Juilliard theater student Lee Edward Colston, centered around the "#CallUsByOurNames" meme that's built a presence on social media in the wake of Brown's death in Ferguson. Adorned with fake blood and bullet holes to call up Brown's image, Wallace hopes that his performance will "make an impact on what I perceive as the Civil Rights movement of my generation."

POSTED: Monday, August 18, 2014, 1:25 PM
Gisele Bundchen, the highest paid supermodel, according to Forbes. In May 2014, she was attending the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen had more income in the last 12 months than any other supermodel, and even husband Tom Brady.

Bundchen, 34, has been the perennial paycheck queen of the runway since 2002, according to a new list from Forbes, which estimates her pre-tax haul at $47 million. She has all sorts of sweet deals representing products from Oral-B to Chanel and Carolina Herrera.

Nobody else came close.

POSTED: Monday, August 18, 2014, 10:46 AM
A typo in a New York Post headline on Aug. 18, 2014.

Couldn't resist sharing a major typo by the New York Post;

"Katy Perry gets noise pierced, posts cringeworthy video"

No, we don't think "noise" is "nose" spelled with a New York accent.

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