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11 times people failed hard on ice

Ice is a cruel and fickle beast.  

Look, everyone loves to watch the Winter Olympics and think they could look just as fabulous as Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir gliding along to the Moulin Rouge soundtrack on the ice. But let’s face it — we’re all more likely to fall on a patch of black ice in the parking of lot of supermarket and lose three years off our life from the shock than take home the gold.  

Here are some examples of the times when ice took the gold instead of humans.

1. Head over heels in love

2. If at first you don’t succeed

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Fighting tears, Lady Gaga powers through beautiful live performance of ‘Shallow’ in Las Vegas

Lady Gaga has officially made her Las Vegas debut with brilliant blue hair and an emotional AF performance of “Shallow.”

The singer closed out the opening night of her Enigma residency by performing the hit song from A Star Is Born live, for the first time, and boy was it something.

“For a really long time I felt so misunderstood about the way I dressed, the way I talked, my attitude,” Gaga explained before sitting down at the piano to play. “They thought it was shallow. But this shit is deep as fuck.”

“I love you so much. You’re a star,” she said to the crowd. “But the truth is, you gave birth to me.” Read more…

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The death of YouTube annotations marks an end for early interactive web video

In a small update to a YouTube support page last month, the online video giant announced that annotations would be deleted from all videos using the feature early next year.

An example of how crazy YouTube annotations could get if overused

An example of how crazy YouTube annotations could get if overused

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“We will stop showing existing annotations to viewers starting January 15, 2019,” YouTube explained, also confirming the removal of the feature. 

Annotations should be instantly recognizable to most YouTube viewers. They were a major method of self-promotion for channels, often presented as translucent boxes layered over videos asking users to subscribe or to click to another hyperlinked video.  Read more…

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