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Can You Open a Bottle of Wine With Your Shoe Like This Guy Does?

Hmm, this looks too easy.

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‘Frozen’ Is Highest Grossing Animated Film of All Time

In what had become an inevitability at this point with the insanely rising box office numbers, Disney's smash hit animated film 'Frozen' has now become the highest grossing animated film of all time, usurping former crown holder 'Toy Story 3,' which held the title since 2010. And judging by these numbers and the love for the film, it doesn't look like 'Frozen' is going to "Let It Go" so easily.

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Baby Suiting: We Can’t Explain It

It's pretty simple. You take a picture of a baby wearing an adult's suit. It's absolutely everything great about the world wide web.

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‘Wolverine: The Musical?” [Video]

In case you didn't know by now (or if your mom didn't make it a point to tell you, since it's like, one of the only facts she probably prides herself on knowing about actors), Hugh Jackman has some musical theater chops. Oh, you didn't see 'Les Miserables'? The 'Wolverine' and 'X-Men' star recently took that talent to BBC Radio 1 to perform a cover of the 'Les Mis' song "Who Am I," repurposed with lyrics about his on-screen alter ego, Wolverine, and the results are, well, okay, they're pretty charming. 

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Do You Want to Sell Jimmy Fallon a Truck? [Video]

'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon has been in the market for a truck for awhile now -- why the hard-and-fast New Yorker needs a truck is still a bit of a mystery, but it may involve pumpkin-hauling -- and he's finally settled on one. It's a Ford 150 King Ranch! Which sort of sounds like a delicious brand of potato chip, but also looks very impressive.

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5.1 Magnitude Earthquake In Los Angeles Friday Night

An earthquake near LA on Friday night.

Reports of out of California tonight that a series of earthquakes, the strongest at 5.1, struck near Los Angeles at 9:09pm California time (12:09am Saturday in Michigan)

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‘Batman’ TV Series Creator Lorenzo Semple Jr. Dead at 91

Lorenzo Semple Jr., the screenwriter best known for creating the hilariously campy 'Batman' TV series from the 1960s, has passed away at the age of 91.

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Tom Cook’s “Workday Dog Break”

This may be the cutest and funniest "dog break" video I've posted thus far.

It shows a dog that really hoping a stranger will throw the stick at his feet. Problem is, the man is a statue. The lack of action or attention doesn't deter this little guy, he just keeps trying and trying and trying!

Dog lovers will laugh to tears from this

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The ‘R-Word’ Will Be Removed From Michigan Laws

A word that's been used in many different Michigan laws for years will now be removed from the books completely.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed legislation Friday morning that will remove the word "retarded" from all state laws that currently contain the word. 

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‘The Colbert Report’ Racist Tweet Outrages Fans, #CancelColbert Now Trending

Both Comedy Central and Stephen Colbert have well-established that 'The Colbert Report' features the political satirist in a deliberately-heightened and ultra conservative fictional representation of himself, though a new controversy has emerged from the most recent episode. Following an out-of-context tweet from 'The Colbert Report''s page, accusations of racism have been leveled at the host, with some even calling to "#CancelColbert."

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Federal Government Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of roughly 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those marriages on hold.

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Russell Crowe Sings Johnny Cash on ‘The Tonight Show’ [Video]

Important question: who among you knew that 'Tonight Show' host and all-around funny guy Jimmy Fallon was also a skilled harmonica player? Has he been doing this for long? Does everyone know about this? Should we have already known about this? Somewhat related: who among you knew that Russell Crowe has a background in fronting badly-named rock bands?

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