Jun 242014
 
What Gives A Dollar Bill Its Value

Back in the day, the dollar was connected to silver and gold. The older dollar bills even say ‘silver certificate.’ But that all changed during the Nixon administration. Now all money is fiat, meaning it has value based only on federal law. TED-Ed explains the complex story behind what gives a paper dollar bill actual value.  

 


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Jun 242014
 
Jimmy Kimmel’s 8th Annual Belly Flop Competition

For a number of years now, Jimmy Kimmel has been holding a very important competition. His annual belly flop competition that is. This was the 8th year of the competition that always coincides with summer. Will your favorite flopper win the prize?

 


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Jun 242014
 
Rufus The Hawk Guards Wimbledon From Pigeons

Wimbledon is considered the world’s oldest tennis tournament in the world. So allowing simple pigeons to interrupt the game is simply unacceptable. Thankfully, the grounds keepers have a secret weapon. Rufus the hawk. This advert is sponsored by Stella Artois and has gone viral with over half a million hits already!

 


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Jun 242014
 
Soldier Moves America’s Got Talent Judges With Rihanna ‘Stay’ Cover

Paul Ieti is a 21 year soldier who just returned from serving in Afghanistan. Fighting in the Middle East is no picnic, so to get through the hard times, Paul’s friends would beg him to sing. His voice has an amazing power to calm frayed nerves. Now, that he’s home, Paul wanted to pursue his dream of singing, so he tried out on America’s Got Talent. The judges were simply stunned by Paul’s powerful cover of Stay by Rihanna.  

 


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Jun 242014
 
First Slap Parodies First Kiss

Remember the viral phenomenon First Kiss that instantly spread across the Web like wild fire. The video turned out to be astro-turfed, but that didn’t stop it from amassing over 84 million views! It’s been sometime since the clip went viral, but Uptomyknees has only now made this parody which is trending. Instead of having strangers kiss, he had strangers slap each other! The Slap has turned out to be a viral success!

 


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