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Spanish Director Fakes Viral Videos as Ads

(Youtube/Oriac Llonch Esteve)
(Youtube/Oriac Llonch Esteve)

You may have seen this viral video: Hooded man walks into a car workshop and apparently holds the workshop employee at knifepoint. The employee remotely...

Americas

Flooding Hits Northern Chile (video)

Unusually heavy rains in the northern desert region of Chile caused heavy flooding that is affecting hundreds of residents in recent days. On May 13, Chilean television aired images of communities surrounded by floodwaters and overflowing rivers. The National …... Read More




  • Niche, a website devoted to gathering and assessing information about cities’ livability, has released its 2017 list of the best places in America to call home. (AOL Screenshot)

    Here Are America’s 10 Best Places to Live (Video)

    Niche, a website devoted to gathering and assessing information about cities’ livability, has released its 2017 list of the best places in America to call... Read more

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    Baby Caught Underneath Parents’ Car but Is Unharmed

    A toddler escaped near-certain death when a car backed over them. Their parents were about to pull out of the garage, not noticing their baby... Read more

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    Jewelry Store Owner Takes out Robber

    A baseball bat, a stool, and a couple of burly firemen were waiting for some would-be thieves who attempted to rob jewelry store—the Canadian Gold... Read more

  • The longest-running litigation in the country's history is finally over. (AOL Screenshot)

    New Zealand River Given Legal Status of Person (Video)

    The Whanganui River is the third-longest river in New Zealand. And, as of Wednesday, it’s a legal person. Yep, I said “person.” If you’re really... Read more

  • Pollution from Asia contributed to up to 65 percent of the smog increase in the western U.S. (AOL Screenshot)

    Asian Pollution Contributes to US Smog Increase (Video)

    Smog is up 65 percent in the western U.S., according to a new study. Researchers say it’s because of Asian countries’ emission levels of nitrogen... Read more

  • The U.S. landscape is filled with myriad objects that are easily visible from the sky, and, while the purpose or source of many is widely known, others are tougher to explain. Take, for example, the giant concrete arrows that dot a number of the nation’s otherwise undeveloped expanses. (AOL Screenshot)

    Why the US Landscape is Dotted With Giant, Concrete Arrows (Video)

    The U.S. landscape is filled with myriad objects that are easily visible from the sky, and, while the purpose or source of many is widely... Read more

  • Dozens of false killer whales, which belong to the dolphin family, have been found dead off the coast of Florida. (AOL Screenshot)

    Over 80 Dolphins Found Dead off Florida Coast (Video)

    Dozens of false killer whales, which belong to the dolphin family, have been found dead off the coast of Florida.…... Read more

  • A small, strange-looking creature has been spotted in increasing numbers around central Australia. (AOL Screenshot)

    ‘Alien’ Shrimp Emerges in Australia After Heavy Rain (Video)

    A small, strange-looking creature has been spotted in increasing numbers around central Australia.…... Read more

  • Geographer Peter Rogerson has devised a rather precise method for finding the true center of North America. According to Rogerson, existing at the central point of the continent is a North Dakota town called Center. (AOL Screenshot)

    Geographer Finds That a Town Called Center is, in Fact, The Center of North America (Video)

    Geographer Peter Rogerson has devised a rather precise method for finding the true center of North America, notes Popular Science. It turns out, someone was... Read more

  • Record breaking rainfall has led to the closure of Australia’s famous Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park. Precipitation fell so forcefully and in such great volume that numerous waterfalls formed on Ayers Rock, the locale’s main attraction. (AOL Screenshot)

    Majestic Waterfalls Emerge at Ayers Rock After Record Rainfall (Video)

    Record breaking rainfall has led to the closure of Australia’s famous Uluru-Kata Tjuta national park. The park was officially closed on Monday at 9 a.m... Read more

  • Donald Trump's Cabinet nominations are worth more than $14.5 billion combined. (AOL Screenshot)

    Trump Cabinet is Richer Than the Poorest Third of Households (Video)

    President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks are richer than the bottom third of American households combined. His Cabinet is worth $14.5 billion so far. Almost all... Read more

  • Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens all plan to do away with diesel cars by 2025. (AOL Screenshot)

    Four Major Cities Want to Ban Diesel Vehicles by 2025 (Video)

    Four of the world’s major cities want to nix diesel cars by 2025. It’s part of a plan the mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City... Read more

  • Taiwan News is reporting that Chef Peng Chang-kuei, the man credited with inventing the iconic Chinese dish General Tso’s chicken in 1952, died at the age of 98 on November 30th. (AOL Screenshot)

    Chef Who Invented General Tso’s Chicken Has Died (Video)

    The man credited with originating the popular Chinese dish known as General Tso’s chicken has died, reports Taiwan News. According to the news outlet, the... Read more

  • Since it’s opening roughly 2 weeks ago, a skating rink in Japan's Space World theme park has been a popular attraction. However, in recent days, controversy erupted over the park's decision to freeze 5,000 dead fish into the ice. (AOL Screenshot)

    Japan’s Skating Rink Faces Backlash After Freezing Thousands of Fish into Ice (Video)

    Since its opening roughly 2 weeks ago, a skating rink in Japan’s Space World theme park has been a popular attraction. However, in recent days,... Read more

  • Donald Trump could become the first president since the 1800s not to have a pet in the White House. (AOL Screenshot)

    Trump Could Be First President With No Pet in Over a Century (Video)

    The upcoming Donald Trump presidency promises to throw a lot of political traditions out the window. Among them: Trump  doesn’t have a pet. For more... Read more

  • Ice levels in the Arctic have declined fairly consistently, but the Antarctic hadn't seen the same decline until recently. (AOL Screenshot)

    Record-Low Sea Ice Levels in Arctic and Antarctic (Video)

    Sea ice at both poles is at record lows for this time of year. That might not sound surprising, but it’s actually a first. While... Read more

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