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If you heard about the train crash in Giza, Egypt on Tuesday through social media, there’s a strong chance you also saw the photo above. But though the crash was very real, the photograph being circulated on Twitter was of a different crash several years previously. Show More Summary
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has committed $100 million to defeat Barack Obama, and is the largest Republican donor in the 2012 campaign, providing tens of millions of dollars to Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and other GOP causes. Comedian...Show More Summary
Spain’s social media users were out in force on Tuesday making fun of the country’s new Olympic kit. Twitter has been awash with comments describing the kit designed by Russian brand Bosco di Ciliegi as ‘trashy’ and cheap-looking. The fact it did not stem from a Spanish designer fueled further controversy. Show More Summary
On Monday, the Mitt Romney campaign released an ad which attempted to ridicule President Barack Obama’s singing of Al Green’s ’Let’s Stay Together’. The ad was a response to a similar effort by the Obama campaign team on July 14, which featured Romney singing ‘American the Beautiful’ to shots of empty factories. Show More Summary
If you’ve been online at all in the past few months, chances are you’ve got Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call me maybe’ on an irritating loop in your head thanks to the proliferation of versions – like the new Star Wars take above – which have appeared on YouTube. Show More Summary
On Friday, news broke that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had re-signed with the 2009 Super Bowl champions. Brees put pen to paper on a contract worth a reported $100m over five years, making him the best-paid player in the National Football League. The announcement, confirmed over Twitter, launched a hashtag as Brees fans took their reactions to social media.
Mitt Romney’s campaign team had hoped to steer the debate away from their candidate’s record at Bain Capital on Monday, with a new ad attacking Barack Obama’s image as a friend to the middle class. But the complex question of when Romney was in – and out – of Bain refused to go away.
What happens when Gotye’s ‘Somebody that I used to know’ comes on? Find out in this Vincent Pergola-directed spoof, starring Kyle Kaplan and Nicholas Braun. “It makes me hate myself that I’m even singing the song, dude.”
It seems nowhere’s been safe from wild weather this year, and Russia is no exception. Streets in central Moscow were heavily flooded on Friday after a brief but fierce thunderstorm tore through the Russian capital around 2pm. These videos show some of the severe flooding.
Have you seen the #TimandFreya show yet? It’s a romantic drama set on a train about a fight between a young couple as witnessed by their fellow passengers. The author is comedian Janey Goodall, and the story is fast becoming a viral sensation. Show More Summary
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger taped the above message for Julia Pollock, a Steelers fan currently battling cancer. Roethlisberger left the message on his website, along with Pollock’s reaction, which can be seen below.
This week we’ve got a singing puppet, an influential Japanese avant-garde artist and a moving art teacher’s retrospective but we start with a question: what would old, grey-haired and retired superheroes do with their time? The video above gives a suggestion.
Activists, journalists and arms experts joined in a collaborative online brainstorm this week to analyse new YouTube videos showing the remnants of “identifiable cluster bombs and submunitions” in Hama, northern Syria. The videos were posted by activists known to reside in Jabal Shahshabu near Hama. Show More Summary
These videos show flooding that hit Shirakawa in Aso district, Kumamoto province on Japan’s Kyushu island on Thursday, July 11. The floods left seven dead and 20 missing. Thousands were evacuated.
Spanish miners convened in Madrid on Tuesday night having walked 20 days from their mines in the north of the country to protest government cuts to their industry. They arrived in their hard hats to be welcomed by thousands who lined the streets to accompany them on their final leg. Show More Summary
They’re back! A few weeks ago, waterspout was the word of the day — several days actually — as the weather phenomena were spotted both in the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. And now, here’s another, seen off the north Florida coast in the Gulf near Destin.
The average novel, according to some non-scientific research, constitutes upwards of half a million characters – that’s the keyboard strokes, rather than the other kind of characters that usually populate a book. So what happens when...Show More Summary
Lightning, while known to most as the precursor to thunder (and to meteorologists and science geeks as much more), is also quite the lighting source. Here, two strikes dramatically illuminate Washington’s Mount Rainier.
What would happen if four well known super heroes retired and moved to Miami to share a home? Art director and designer Kevin Bapp gets the ball rolling with this hilarious mash-up of Super Friends and the Golden Girls.
Around the clock, Storyful monitors dozens of lists and thousands of tweets looking for the news amid the noise. Here’s our roundup of today’s top 10 tweets which includes Russian Wikipedia protest, #manonwasfake, and #Cano.