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07.07.12

Mayor Bloomberg, Chris Christie, Anderson Cooper and More Viral Videos

From San Diego’s massive fireworks fail to Duran Duran’s Bond-theme rumors and Herman Cain’s insane trailer, watch our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

Yo-Yo Master

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Dang! Paul Dang shows off his incredible yo-yo skills and—perhaps more impressively—rocks a sweet baby blue jacket.

Bloomberg at Hot Dog-Eating Contest: “Who Wrote This &#!%?”

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Careful there, Mr. Mayor. Just because you’re in your last term doesn’t mean you’re safe from speechwriters’  revenge. Watch Michael Bloomberg get fresh during a pun-heavy address at the Nathan’s Famous July 4 International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

The Olympics Gets Animated

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With London’s Summer Games quickly approaching, the BBC released a dramatic trailer to give viewers Olympic fever.

Duran Duran on ‘Rio,’ James Bond, and Those Tropical Videos

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Dare we say the band is still hungry like a wolf? Simon Le Bon and John Taylor on the 30-year anniversary of their second album, rumors about the new James Bond theme, and crazy stories from shooting their videos in Sri Lanka and Antigua.

Chatting With Your 12-Year-Old Self

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Have you ever imagined having a conversation with yourself? One man did, when he was just 12 years old, and now 20 years later recorded the final product. Watch in awe as they discuss the important things in life (i.e. Star Wars).

CainTV’s Insane Trailer

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When it comes to crazy political ads, Herman Cain takes the cake. So how did he outdo himself once again without even running for office? Check out this ad for his new online TV channel—complete with cartoons, country music, and the pizza magnate himself. It’s safe to say the Cain Train is back.

What Is the Higgs Boson?

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What a bunch of bozos. Watch as hipsters try to guess what the Higgs boson is. Turns out Williamsburg is not the best place to learn about subatomic particles.

San Diego’s Fireworks Fail

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Oops! San Diegans who gathered for the annual Fourth of July fireworks display were in for a surprise when the entire show exploded—all at once. Watch the big boom that lasted less than 30 seconds.

Chris Christie Gets Angry

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Wielding an ice cream cone on the Jersey Shore Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got into a heated exchange when he was confronted with a critique of his education policy. “You’re a real big shot shootin’ your mouth off,” Christie responded. In other words, citizens, don’t bother the governor while he’s eating ice cream.

Anderson Cooper’s Most Dramatic Moments

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From dragging a child to safety in Haiti to being attacked in the streets of Egypt and telling off a senator after Hurricane Katrina, Anderson Cooper is best known for his reporting from the field. Watch our collection of his best moments leading up to his announcement that he is gay.