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Sure, why not buy these random VHS tapes from Urban Outfitters for 40 bucks

VHS. It's back, kinda.Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Hope you’ve still kept some old VHS tapes lying around, because turns out they’re actually worth something. Urban Outfitters has rolled out its latest attempt to get you to buy stuff you don’t need, in the form of a random assortment of five comedy video tapes from the 1990s. SEE ALSO: This raccoon influencer says they actually make good pets (but maybe stick to dogs) It’s all yours for the princely sum of $40. Not only can you buy The Waterboy or A Night…

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These paintings are literally made with love

There is nothing quite as pure as watching animals try to eat cumbersome people food. Dogs and peanut butter, hamsters and crackers — it’s a match made in viral video heaven.  But our personal favorite physical manifestation of cuteness comes in the form of turtles trying to eat strawberries. Their mouths are just too small to wrap completely around the strawberry, and their bodies too slow to chow down on the fruit. Adorable. SEE ALSO: 2018: The Year Humans Called Animals Hot If you need to purify your internet browsing…

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This kid’s heroic Valentine Box contest entry has won people’s wry, non-crafty hearts.

This 10-year-old’s Valentines Box has turned him into a viral hero. In the age of Pinterest, where crafts have been taken to new, barely achievable heights, to see a kid come up with their own unique idea is impressive enough. But 10-year-old Sawyer took it to a whole other level, and now people are clamoring for this kid to be their life coach. Like many classrooms around the country, Sawyer’s fourth grade class held a contest last year to see who could create the coolest box to hold their classmates’…

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Soon you’ll be able to lose to this Jenga-playing robot

Nothing screams “romance” more than Kenny G trapped in a room full of glass vases.  Kim Kardashian West posted a video showing how Kanye went all out for her Valentine’s Day present — surprising her with a room in their posh California mansion decorated with roses. Best of all he also brought in jazz love song icon Kenny G for a solo performance.  did they build the vases around kenny g, or did kenny g have to maneuver around the vases also how is our man kenneth gonna get out…

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This adorable dog’s Valentine’s Day rose puts ‘The Bachelor’ to shame

Unleash the cuteness! Forget about a partner — this perfect pup is the only date you need this Valentine’s Day. On such a high-pressure holiday, there’s no better way to ease the tension than with a precious pooch who comes bearing gifts. This masterpiece was filmed with the all cinematic grandness of an episode of The Bachelor, but it has approximately 12 times the “aww” factor.  Move over Colton, there’s a new top dog in town.  Read more: https://mashable.com/video/dog-rose-box-on-nose-valentines-day/

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It snowed in Seattle, and the dogs are loving it

Fluffy.Image: David Ryder / getty So it snowed in Seattle. Like, a lot. And wouldn’t you know it, the city’s canine residents can’t get enough.  An unusually powerful winter storm dropped over six inches on the Pacific Northwest city Feb. 9 — a “new daily record” according to the National Weather Service, which also happens to report that more snow is on the way. That hasn’t stopped Seattle’s dogs from making the most of the surprise snow day.  SEE ALSO: 8 winter pranks that’ll make you weep icicles And, thankfully…

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Stephen Colbert destroys Trump’s speech 1 clip at a time

If for some terrible reason you happened to miss Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, fear not — Stephen Colbert has you covered. In the 15-minute clip from The Late Show above, Colbert breaks down the, er, highlights from the speech. If you can’t even face the recap, though, the TL;DW version is pretty much summed up by this quote: “This speech was like watching paint lie.” Read more: https://mashable.com/video/stephen-colbert-destroys-trumps-state-of-the-union/

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Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert get into each other’s personal space to talk about really personal stuff

For old friends Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert, a regular sit-down talk show interview is just not quite personal enough.  That’s why the pair decided to get right up close and personal inside a cardboard box labelled “personal space,” for an interview on The Late Show.  Inside the “personal space,” Carell and Colbert discussed topics such as why Carell is such a “zaddy” now, and whether he’s sick of people quoting The Office to him.  Oh and they also suck on the same candy cane for a good 20 seconds. …

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Blindfolded Bird Box Challenger crashes car

Remember, way back on January 2 when Netflix issued a warning to its customers over the viral Bird Box challenge meme to “PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE?” That warning wasn’t heard or followed by at least one 17-year-old in Utah who decided to give the challenge — which involves a blindfold — a whirl while driving. The result was what one might expect. There was a crash (hat tip CNN, which spotted the tweet from Layton Police).

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Dad uses kid as a human snow scraper

Windshield wipers have nothing on small, excited humans.  When faced with a snow covered car, a resourceful man in Ohio decided to keep the snow scraper in the garage, opting instead for a more lively option: his kid. In order to make sure his son was up to the task, the man wrapped duct tape around his ankles, wrists, and waist to insure no snow would get in. Watch as the father-son duo laugh their way through this snowy mission.   Read more: https://mashable.com/video/dad-uses-kid-to-brush-snow-off-car/

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Jake Gyllenhaal correcting the pronunciation of ‘melancholy’ is destined to become a meme

As long as you don't mispronounce certain words, Jake Gyllenhaal is a pretty friendly guy.Image: Presley Ann/FilmMagic If you ever happen to find yourself in the same room as Jake Gyllenhaal, you had better make damn sure you don’t mispronounce the word “melancholy” in front of him. Just don’t do it. This was a lesson Velvet Buzzsaw director Dan Gilroy learned the hard way on Monday, during a Hollywood Reporter interview with the cast at Sundance. SEE ALSO: Jake Gyllenhaal discusses the day he saw Stephen Colbert’s entire penis Behold…

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Charming Irish students sing and dance on flight

Move over One Direction, there’s a new boy band in town the sky. A group of students from St. Brendan’s College in Killarney, Ireland recently belted out two aggressively charming tunes while on a Ryanair flight. The group performed the lively “Step It Out Mary” followed by a more somber “Red is the Rose.”  Hopefully, the flight attendants gave them extra pretzels for their spur of the moment performance.  Read more: https://mashable.com/video/irish-students-sing-dance-flight/

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Kids tell Jimmy Kimmel if they hear Grover cursing in viral clip

At the end of December, Redditor u/schrodert was watching Sesame Street with his daughter, when he thought he heard beloved monster Grover drop an F-bomb. “Yes, yes that’s a fucking excellent idea!” he seemed to say. The clip went viral, like the whole Laurel/Yanny debate, even Jimmy Kimmel heard it. But the late show host wanted to know if it was just adults who could hear it. So, he sent his crew to ask a bunch of kids if they could catch a naughty word in the clip. Some of these…

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‘His Dark Materials’ author shares a piece of genuinely helpful writing advice on Twitter

Image: Getty Images As anyone who writes – for work, fun, or both – will know, writing can be a long and lonely process made even more difficult by self-doubt and distractions from the outside world. Sometimes it feels like you’re just sitting around waiting for inspiration.  While writing advice seems to be in abundance, not all of it is that helpful or even realistic. But of His Dark Materials Philip Pullman just shared a really good, tangible piece of advice on Twitter.  SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling shares writing advice,…

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How to make your binge-watch as comfortable as possible

If you're going to binge-watch, at least do a little self-care.Image: Vicky Leta In Binged, Mashable breaks down why we binge-watch, how we binge-watch, and what it does to us. Because binge-watching is the new normal. Binge-watching is basically an endurance sport, so you need to be sure you’re prepared. After all, if you’re going to watch You until your eyes fall out (recommended), why not make the experience as pleasant as possible? That means paying close attention to the conditions under which you watch: the couch, the temperature, the…

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