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Entering 1,000 Competitions

Last year YouTuber Andrew Lloyd entered 1,000 contests and giveaways in various magazines, sweepstakes, products and more. Here’s how it went down. He should try entering a documentary-making contest.

Penny Board Phenom

Pro skater Manolo Robles shows us that penny boards are not just for casuals. Watch him pull off impressive flips and freakin’ manuals on the tiny board. The song is Faithless by City and Colour.

OnePlus 2

The OnePlus 2 has a 5.5? 1080p screen, a Snapdragon 810 CPU, 4GB RAM, a 13MP camera that takes 4K videos, a fingerprint sensor and two SIM slots. $329 for 16GB and $349 for 64GB. Now if we can only get our hands on one.

African Men, Hollywood Stereotypes: Why Challenging the Status Quo Went Viral

Mama Hope launched "African Men. Hollywood Stereotypes" in 2012 with the goal of starting a movement that would shift the perception about Africa. We were tired of seeing the stereotypes: helpless children sifting through garbage with distended bellies and flies in their eyes or bloodthirsty warlords toting AK-47s, and not much in between. Show More Summary

At VidCon, Rhett & Link Discuss Their Past, Present, And Future

9 hours agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

For people who wish to take a deeper dive into the world of YouTube, there are now several podcasts hosted by the site’s homegrown stars. Grace Helbig, Shane Dawson, and (most recently) What’s Trending all run their own audio series, but if you ask me, no podcast better gets to the heart of the YouTube community than Ear Biscuits. Show More Summary

Every JRPG Ever

…aka Square’s checklist. We grew up with JRPGs, but as CollegeHumor points out we could do without a lot of their tropes, from the convoluted storyline to the final boss. Also, we heard a rumor that monsters are coming back.

Kaila Mullady: Beatbox Champ

The 2015 Beatbox Battle female world champion Kaila Mullady gives us a sample of her various samples in this awesome shoutout to Swissbeatbox. Watch her championship-winning performance here.

Amazon Dash Button

Currently exclusive to Amazon Prime members, the stick-on Dash Button lets you resupply common household items such as detergent or coffee with just one press. Orders can be canceled via its mobile app.

Google Translate vs. La Bamba

Based on Word Lens, the Google Translate app’s visual translation feature now deciphers texts from 27 languages. To show off its versatility, Google matched the app with the lyrics to the rock & roll classic La Bamba.

Wedding KO UFC Commentary

“He does such wild, unorthodox stuff.” mmadigest added the commentary from the Silva vs. Belfort UFC match to a video of a groom accidentally knocking out his new wife in spectacular fashion.

Chasing the Slave Traders: A Law Enforcement Perspective on Operation Underground Railroad

This week's Foreign Policy carries an unusually racy story: Assistant Editor Tom Stackpole 'embedded' himself with an outfit that, in apparent homage to the secret network that helped smuggle American slaves out of danger, calls itself Operation Underground Railroad (OUR). Show More Summary

Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Single Is More Restrained Than “I Really Like You,” Just as Catchy

“Warm Blood,” the new single from Carly Rae Jepsen’s third studio album, E•MO•TION, seems designed to get your pulse racing along with it. While “I Really Like You” was the bubblegum-pop spiritual successor to “Call Me Maybe,” Jepsen’s latest single is a breathier, more slow-burning synth track co-written by Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend. Show More Summary

Watch Lauryn Hill’s Tour-de-Force Tribute to Nina Simone on The Tonight Show

Jazz legend Nina Simone has been back in the spotlight lately, thanks to the Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? and the accompanying tribute album Nina Revisited. Covering Simone would seem to be a fool’s errand—what tribute...Show More Summary

Meet an Intergalactic Assassin in This 'Rick and Morty' Sneak Peek

Screencap via Insectoid alien assassins are a sci-fi staple that never ceases to be creepy, from Star Wars to Lexx and beyond. That is, until Community executive producer Dan Harmon and Adventure Time alum Justin Roiland created theShow More Summary

Trippy Mutants: A Stop-Motion Love Story

Screencaps and GIFs via. A fibrous vagabond pushes a possessed shopping cart through Tobias Stretch's new short film for "Liquid," an episode of Off The Air from Adult Swim. Now, the animator is back with Vagabond Mutant Liquid, and we have so many questions. Show More Summary

Video Interlude: Watch the Story of Watts's Jordan Downs Housing Project on the Cusp of Major Redevelopment

Maybe it's because of its dicey reputation, or maybe it's just because no one has really bothered, there aren't a lot of movies shot at or about the Jordan Downs housing project in Watts. But a new documentary from...

Michael Jantzen’s Modular Sculpture Is A Giant Puzzle

Images courtesy the artist. GIF via In addition to his M-House model, artist and designer Michael Jantzen continues to innovate and challenge the standards of conventional architecture in his new interactive installation entitled, The Malleable Space Pavillon. Show More Summary

Dad-To-Be Illustrates Pregnancy News With Captivating Time-Lapse

This time-lapse video first features the drawing of a couple -- then turns into something more. Excited announcers: Parents-to-be Nick and Ari-Ann Rollins Due date: March 2016 Announcement method of choice: The duo spread the word on YouTube with a time-lapse drawing. Show More Summary

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