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For YouTubers, Sharing Their Surgery Is as Real as It Gets

From Facetune facelifts to Kylie-esque lip fillers and facial surgeries that February of this year when he had his botched lip injections corrected. Each video reached more than five million viewers. Stars original lip injections had, against his wishes, included permanent silicone fillers, a substance that made the underside of his top lips noticeably lumpy. Its something I have to airbrush in photos when Im at different angles, and its something that has haunted me for a long time, Star said in the video, framing his openness about the procedure…

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A Film Editor Made Character Arc Videos for the MCU and Theyre Amazing

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) currently spans 23 films, with at least eight more in various stages of development. Throughout those films we’ve seen fan-favourites undergo incredible character arcs. In fact, it’s those very arcs and storylines that have made the franchise such a global cultural phenomenon. Video editor and popular YouTuber Slyfer2812 has amassed nearly 50 million views for his fan-made trailers and edits; and his ongoing series of MCU character arc videos have done an excellent job of capturing the essence of what makes each character’s storyline so…

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The Director of Shazam on the Problem Solving of Filmmaking and YouTube Video Essays

*Spoiler warning if you haven’t seen Shazam* Filmmaker David F. Sandberg, who most recently directed Shazam!, discusses the ‘problem solving of filmmaking’ while taking a few subtle jabs at the video essay genre on YouTube that often critique films for continuity flaws as well as explore the deeper meanings behind a film’s storylines. The critically acclaimed director actually rose to prominence through his no-budget horror short films under the pseudonym ponysmasher, whom he still frequently posts as on YouTube. This video offers some interesting insight into the filmmaking process viewers…

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Imitating Instruments on a Guitar Without Pedals or Special Effects

Musician and YouTuber Davidlap tries to get closer to the sound of some musical instruments with his acoustic and electric guitars, without using pedals or special effects. All instruments were reproduced using the clean sound (except for the bagpipes for which he used the distortion). He also used some household objects to help change the sound of the guitar. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/imitating-instruments-on-guitar-without-pedals-of-special-effects/

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Cops: YouTube Mom Pepper-Sprayed Fantastic Adventure Kid Stars to Force Them to Perform

To millions of viewers, the Fantastic Adventures YouTube channel portrayed the perfectalbeit chaoticsuburban Phoenix lifestyle of seven adopted kids. Dozens of videos, which racked up a quarter of a billion views, featured cute cookie capers or superhero kids taking part in backyard light-saber battles. What the viewers didnt see was an alleged reign of terror taking place off-camera. The YouTube channels creator, and the familys off-screen momager, was Machelle Hobson, 48, from Maricopa, Arizona. She is now in jail, accused of abusing her seven adopted children if they refused to…

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Life in disaster-hit zones could improve with this multifunctional portable toilet

Logan Paul is many things, but thankfully he is not a flat Earther.  In a 50-minute, 2-second mockumentary that included a torrid affair with a Flat Earther, a betrayal from a roommate, and a rap that rhymes “NASA” with “I think I’m gonna passa,” the YouTube star announced that no, he doesn’t actually think the Earth is flat.  SEE ALSO: We watched the feature length Jake Paul docu-series finale so you don’t have to Sporting a newly grown beard, Logan’s scripted-ish movie takes a deep dive into the Flat Earth…

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The People Trying to Make Internet Recommendations Less Toxic

The internet is an ocean of algorithms trying to tell you what to do. YouTube and Netflix proffer videos they calculate you’ll watch. Facebook and Twitter filter and reorganize posts from your connections, avowedly in your interest—but also in their own. New York entrepreneur Brian Whitman helped create such a system. He sold a music analytics startup called The Echo Nest to Spotify in 2014, bolstering the streaming music service’s ability to recommend new songs from a person’s past listening. Whitman says he saw clear evidence of algorithms’ value at…

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In Case Youve Never Seen a Giant Jawbreaker Melted With a Blowtorch

YouTube channel LET’S MELT THIS honoured their namesake by melting a giant jawbreaker with a blowtorch. The torch can reach a max temperature of 1,900 degrees Fahrenheit (1,038°C) and the jawbreaker took 3 minutes and 46 seconds to completely melt. This footage was sped up so the melting would complete in one minute. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/melting-jawbreaker-with-blowtorch/

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I regret to inform you that Jake Paul’s new song is a bop

It’s with heavy hearts we declare Jake Paul’s new song “Im Single” as … kind of catchy actually.  There’s something especially soul-sucking about admitting that one of YouTube’s most despised, most popular, and wealthiest stars created something good. But Jake’s lowkey ballad about coming to terms with a break up is oddly refreshing, especially compared to his cringeworthy past songs like the Team 10 manifesto “It’s Everyday Bro” and its follow-up, “I Love You, Bro.”  A heavily autotuned Jake reflects on his very public breakup with Erika Costell late last…

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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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How to access YouTube’s secret dog Easter egg on your timeline

Image: screenshot by mashable YouTube hasn’t ever been one to skimp on the Easter eggs, but this is a new one for me. It’s hidden away on the timeline that charts your progress through a video. If you highlight that timeline and hold left — either left on an attached game controller, or the left arrow key — in certain versions of YouTube (I’ll get to that in a minute), you can summon a dog. SEE ALSO: Please enjoy these Pope-like dogs wearing Crocs on their impossibly small heads It…

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T-Series is actually the best thing to happen to PewDiePie

YouTube's most-subscribed channel, PewDiePie, is bigger than ever thanks to a rivalry with India-based music video production company, T-Series.Image: J. Countess/WireImage PewDiePie just surpassed a new YouTube milestone, and he has T-Series to thank for it. Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie just hit 80 million YouTube subscribers on Monday. The achievement marks the first time any YouTuber has reached this milestone. PewDiePie, the platform’s most well-known (and most controversial) video game vlogger, has been embroiled in a fierce rivalry in recent months with a music video channel from India, T-Series. Both…

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Google CEO admits company must better address the spread of conspiracy theories on YouTube

Google CEO Sundar Pichai admitted today that YouTube needs to do better in dealing with conspiracy content on its site that can lead to real-world violence. During his testimony on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, the exec was questioned on how YouTube handles extremist content that promotes conspiracy theories like Pizzagate and, more recently, a Hillary Clinton-focused conspiracy theory dubbed Frazzledrip. According to an article in Monday’s Washington Post, Frazzledrip is a variation on Pizzagate that began spreading on YouTube this spring. In a bizarre series of questions, Rep. Jamie Raskin…

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