Psy’s new single Gentleman has been viewed by more than 100 million people on YouTube in just four days.
Gentleman music video clip was published on YouTube on April 13 and has since broken the record for first day song views.
The follow-up track of Gangnam Style had around 20 million hits in the first 24 hours.
The previous record for first day views of 8 million was set by Justin Bieber’s Beauty and a Beat, which was viewed 10.6 million times in 24 hours.
Gentleman video features South Korean rapper Psy wearing his signature glasses and playing practical jokes on women such as pulling their chairs away as they are about to sit down and increasing the speed on a treadmill while it’s being used.
Psy’s new single Gentleman has been viewed by more than 100 million people on YouTube in just four days
The video also shows a new hip swivelling dance move. His previous horse riding move was copied by people all over the world including The Wanted, Britney Spears and President Barack Obama.
Psy has insisted that he’s not trying for another worldwide hit with Gentleman.
The singer said: “I’ve been doing this for 12 years. Would it be fair to call me a one-hit wonder just because my next song falls flat?”
Psy’s debut single Gangnam Style became the most-watched YouTube video of all time with more than 1.5 billion views since it was published in July 2012.
Creighton Baird pushed his cautious girlfriend Jessica Powell off the edge of a cliff to take a ride on a 400ft pendulum swing in a narrow canyon in Utah.
Creighton Baird gently tried to coax his nervous companion, Jessica Powell, to try the stunt over a period of 45 minutes but she was too scared. Finally, he took control and nudged her closer toward the edge of the cliff and suddenly pushed her off.
As Jessica Powell descended into the canyon she let out a series of chilling screams and then yelled out: “I’m breaking up with you.”
Creighton Baird was just one of dozens who trekked to an undisclosed location in Utah to film the stunt for a YouTube video by Devin Graham. The video was posted on Tuesday and has gained over 4 million views.
Equipped with multiple carabiners, a harness and ropes, Creighton Baird ran off the cliff, falling into the wide expanse of the canyon and shouted with excitement.
The jumper even held on to a camera so that his face and the look of terror he flashed could be recorded.
Several other eager jumpers tested the swing but Creighton Baird was keen for his girlfriend, Jessica Powell, to give it a go.
Though Jessica Powell was all suited up for the endeavor, she couldn’t quite muster the courage to step out off the cliff and a period of 45 minutes passed while her friends tried to encourage her to take the jump.
Her boyfriend tried several times to coax her and encouraged her to face her fear.
Creighton Baird pushed his cautious girlfriend Jessica Powell off the edge of a cliff to take a ride on a 400ft pendulum swing in a narrow canyon in Utah
After multiple attempts, Creighton Baird walked her closer and closer to the edge and despite her protests, he quickly pushed her off.
“I’m breaking up with you!” Jessica Powell shouted, with her words echoing through the canyon.
Creighton Baird laughed at the comment and said he hoped that she would learn to appreciate his initiative one day.
The filmmaker told the Daily News that after the event, Jessica Powell admitted she was glad that Creighton Baird had given her the push because she probably wouldn’t have done it herself.
“She yelled that just because it was in the moment,” Devin Graham said.
“She came up and gave him a big hug and thanked him for pushing her off… Creighton is the nicest guy ever.”
Though her break-up message didn’t kill their relationship on the spot, Devin Graham revealed that the pair ultimately decided to call it quits.
“Sadly, last week they actually did break up,” said Devin Graham.
“It had nothing to do with getting pushed off the rope swing.”
A new North Korean propaganda video posted on YouTube has portrayed President Barack Obama and American troops in flames and says the country conducted its recent nuclear test because of U.S. hostility.
The video, posted on Sunday, follows a string of critical rhetoric against the United States.
Another video posted earlier this month showed an American city, with similarities to New York, being attacked by missiles.
The most recent video was posted by a YouTube account affiliated with a pro-reunification government agency, shows a blazing fire superimposed over footage of Barack Obama.
The video ends with a generic simulation of a nuclear device exploding underground, appearing to refer to North Korea’s recent nuclear test.
The U.S. currently is negotiating in the Security Council for stronger U.N. sanctions against Pyongyang following a February 12 nuclear test in the far northeast, the country’s third since 2006.
Pyongyang released the clip on Uriminzokkiri – Korean for “Our Nation” – which distributes new and propaganda.
A new North Korean propaganda video posted on YouTube has portrayed President Barack Obama and American troops in flames and says the country conducted its recent nuclear test because of U.S. hostility
According to the Global Post, the backing track to the clip comes from a video gamed, Elder Scrolls Oblivion.
North Korea has said the aim of the nuclear test was to bolster its defenses in the wake the hostility of the U.S., which is pushing for sanctions on North Korea.
The country has already told key ally China that it is prepared to stage one or two more tests this year to force the United States into diplomatic talks, a source said.
North Korea also warned its neighbor South Korea on Tuesday that it faces “final destruction” as it took part in a UN conference on disarmament.
U.S. Ambassador Laura Kennedy said she found North Korea’s threat profoundly disturbing and later tweeted that it was “offensive”.
Donald Trump has challenged President Barack Obama to release his college records and passport application – and has promised to donate $5 million to a charity of the President’s choice if he does so.
Donald Trump made his offer in a YouTube video released at noon today, two days after promising to make a “gigantic” announcement about Barack Obama which could change the course of the presidential race.
The tycoon previously denied staging a publicity stunt, insisting the announcement is “not a media event”, but instead is “about the United States of America”.
A number of sensational claims about the content of the message had been swirling around the web for three days – one pundit with links to the billionaire even suggested that he was set to unearth divorce papers between Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.
However, the man himself tweeted: “All predictions re: my 12 o’clock release are totally incorrect. Stay tuned!” – and some may be disappointed by the relatively tame nature of the announcement.
Donald Trump set the hare running on Monday by claiming that he was set to make an announcement today that would be “bordering on gigantic” and that it would “possibly” change the presidential race.
But when the announcement finally came, in the form of a YouTube video and accompanying Facebook post, it was somewhat less explosive than promised.
Donald Trump started the announcement by saying: “President Obama is the least transparent President in the history of this country.”
He added: “I’m very honored to have gotten him to release his long-form birth certificate… or whatever it may be.”
The meat of the message ran: “If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications, and if he gives his passport applications and records, I will give to a charity of his choice – inner-city kids in Chicago, American Cancer Society, AIDS research, anything he wants – a cheque, immediately, for $5 million.”
Donald Trump has challenged Barack Obama to release his college records and passport application
Donald Trump went on to say that the records had to be released by 5:00 p.m. on October 31, and that his donation would be given within an hour of Barack Obama releasing the records “to my satisfaction, if it’s complete”.
The video concluded: “Mr. President, not only will I be happy – and, by the way, totally satisfied – but the American people will be happy, and those charities will be very, very happy.”
There are a number of conspiracy theories surrounding Barack Obama’s records from his time at Occidental College, Yale University and Harvard Law School.
Most common is the assertion that the future President’s grades were weak, which would undermine his intellectual reputation, but some go further and argue that he might have taken “anti-American” courses or even have attended college as a foreign exchange student.
Donald Trump’s appeal for passport records, meanwhile, appears to be linked to the “birther” conspiracy theory which holds that Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. and in which the businessman has been a leading voice.
The White House has not yet responded to Donald Trump’s offer, and is unlikely to do so.
On Tuesday, Donald Trump defended himself against claims that he was focused more on self-publicizing than serving the American people, as he tweeted: “This is not a media event or about Donald J. Trump – this is about the United States of America.”
The billionaire followed that up with a quotation from Chinese author Sun Tzu reading: “Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility of victory in the attack.”
Donald Trump told Fox & Friends on Monday that he had “something very, very big concerning the President of the United States”.
“It’s going to be very big. I know one thing – you will cover it in a very big fashion.”
Donald Trump declined to elaborate, but yesterday an investor who appears on the same business talk show as him claimed to have more details.
Douglas Kass, a Florida-based investor who appears on CNBC’s talkshow Squawkbox where Donald Trump is often a commentator, tweeted to his 48,000 followers: “High above the Alps my Gnome has heard that Donald Trump will announce that he has unearthed divorce papers between the Prez and his wife.”
The claims about divorce papers have previously been made in a book released earlier this year by author Ed Klein. The White House rubbished the allegations then and claimed Ed Klein had a history of making things up.
Google announces it removed about 640 videos from YouTube that allegedly promoted terrorism over the second half of 2011 after complaints from the UK’s Association of Police Officers.
The news was contained in its latest Transparency Report which discloses requests by international authorities to remove or hand over material.
Google said it terminated five accounts linked to the suspect videos.
However, the firm said it had rejected many other state’s requests for action.
Canada’s Passport Office was among the organizations rebuffed. It had asked for a video of a Canadian citizen urinating on his passport and then flushing it down the toilet be removed.
Google also refused to delete six YouTube videos that satirized Pakistan’s army and senior politicians. The order had come from the government of Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology.
Google announces it removed about 640 videos from YouTube that allegedly promoted terrorism over the second half of 2011
But Google did act in hundreds of cases, including:
• requests to block more than 100 YouTube videos in Thailand that allegedly insulted its monarchy – a crime in the country
• the removal of a YouTube video that contained hate speech that had been posted in Turkey
• the termination of four YouTube accounts responsible for videos that allegedly contained threatening and harassing content after complaints by different US law enforcement agencies.
Overall, Google said it had received 461 court orders covering a total of 6,989 items between July and December 2011. It said it had complied with 68% of the orders.
It added that it had received a further 546 informal requests covering 4,925 items, of which it had agreed to 43% of the cases.
Google’s senior policy analyst, Dorothy Chou, said the company was concerned by the amount of requests that had been linked to political speech.
“It’s alarming not only because free expression is at risk, but because some of these requests come from countries you might not suspect – Western democracies not typically associated with censorship,” she said.
“For example, in the second half of last year, Spanish regulators asked us to remove 270 search results that linked to blogs and articles in newspapers referencing individuals and public figures, including mayors and public prosecutors.
“In Poland, we received a request from the Agency for Enterprise Development to remove links to a site that criticized it.
Cassandra Bankson, a teenager from California, hoped that by sharing her problem with acne and how she has learnt make-up tricks to hide it would help at least one person going through the same ordeal, but she has actually reached out to millions thanks to bravely taking to the internet to show off her severe skin complaint.
Cassandra Bankson, 19, posted a video on YouTube showing her red and blemished skin before applying make-up – and how she managed to make her face look flawless in just ten minutes thanks to her beauty tricks.
The video has since had 7.6 million hits worldwide.
As a result of the success, Cassandra Bankson was asked to appeared on Good Morning America to share her story.
The teen explained how she was bullied at school for her acne but she learnt how to conceal it by practicing different make-up techniques. Her blemish-concealing make-up application became so expert that the teenager was able to become a model with her skin appearing flawless in her portfolio shots.
She eventually plucked up the courage to share her beauty tips via a YouTube video but she never expected the overwhelming response it received.
Cassandra Bankson explains: “I got my first pimple in the third grade and it progressively got worse, I had to work out how to deal with it.
“I filmed the video last November but it took me a month to post it, I thought I was going to get the same hate I got at school over my skin. But I thought if it could help one person, one girl or guy with the same condition, it would be worth it.”
Cassandra Bankson’s video went far beyond helping just one person as people clicked to view it in their millions. Viewers thanked her for sharing her story and urged her to share more of her tips on her You Tube channel “diamondsandheels14”.
Cassandra Bankson posted a video on YouTube showing her red and blemished skin before applying make-up and how she managed to make her face look flawless in just ten minutes thanks to her beauty tricks
Now Cassandra Bankson, who is studying to be a nurse, has uploaded other people beauty tips videos and writes her own blog. Her dream is to create her own skin care range.
She said the response to her first video was overwhelming.
“It was a real eye opener,” Cassandra Bankson told Good Morning America.
“It [acne] is such epidemic for adults as well as teens.”
At the start of her video, which was shot in her parent’s lounge, Cassandra Bankson is seen wearing full make-up and looking picture-perfect. It’s only as she starts stripping back the expert layers of primers, foundation, powders and setting sprays, that the true extent of her pimpled and blemished skin is revealed.
The teen, a horse-back riding and hiking fan, returns to the camera in a bathrobe at her ‘most insecure,’ with bare skin and looking a very different person.
“I feel really disgusting, this is probably the most nerve-wracking thing I could possibly do because it is my biggest insecurity… But this is my face.”
She goes to show the extent of the problem as the acne has spread to her neck, shoulders and back.
Cassandra Bankson admits: “The sad part is it’s a lot better than it used to be. I mean it’s still all over my chest, all over my back, it’s everywhere and you can see it goes down my neck, it’s all to the side, it even got on my ear. It’s gotten a lot better but it’s still really, really bad. It’s my biggest insecurity.”
It is a far cry from the modelling portfolio shots that can be seen on her YouTube channel, where the striking brunette lounges on car bonnets, takes to the catwalk and poses in cut-out swimsuits with flawless skin.
The teen, then takes viewers on a step-by-step lesson on how to achieve her look by applying foundation.
“I have extremely oily skin,” she says, giving tips about the primers and oil-reducing tricks.
Applying liberal amounts of cosmetics, Cassandra Bankson seems well ahead of her years, confident and knowledgeable about the complex potions upon which she relies.
She is frank, even wry, about her spots: “I always carry everything down my neck because, well, I have acne there.”
Cassandra Bankson has become something of a skin expert, with other videos explaining the physiology of skin and acne and the treatments that best target the skin condition.
By the end of the video, Cassandra Bankson is transformed – her flawless complexion giving no hint of the severe breakouts
“Voila! I have somewhat clear looking skin,” she tells the camera.
“I hope that you guys enjoy this. I hope you can have flawless skin too.”
YouTube user “rob19791”claims he has found proof that NASA is covering up evidence of aliens because the agency’s spacecraft that monitors the Sun went offline after he spotted a “UFO” on its video feed.
On May 5, “rob19791” posted a YouTube video of a mysterious-looking “object” hovering near the sun. The footage was taken from video that the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory beamed back to Earth and streamed online.
But the claims are likely to fall on deaf ears at NASA after two other similar sightings of “alien spaceships” have been debunked with simple explanations.
The video zooms in on a pyramid-shaped object hovering above the sun’s surface.
On May 5, “rob19791” posted a YouTube video of a mysterious-looking “object” hovering near the sun
One day later, NASA shut down the spacecraft’s video feed as it went into “emergency Sun reacquisition mode”.
“This is a cover up to prevent us from seeing these things again. NASA must have seen this video and started making plans to change the way you and I are allowed to view it,” he said in a second video.
“I think this is proof that NASA is covering this up.
“NASA is clearly trying to stop us looking at the sun,” he added.
This is the third time in recent months that believers have pointed out “proof” of UFOs based on supposedly unexplained phenomena on NASA’s space-monitoring equipment.
In December, a man says he found a “cloaked” space ship orbiting Mercury.
March brought the “Death Star”, a planet-size object seen “refueling” at the Sun – similar to rob19791’s triangular discovery.
In March, NASA scientists debunked the Death Star theory by explaining that cameras had simply captured a solar filament – a tunnel of matter extending out from the sun and cooling to form a dark “spot”.
It appears this might be the explanation for the second “UFO”, as well.
While the answer is shorter on conspiracy, it is no less puzzling to scientists.
They still aren’t sure what the filaments are or what caused them to form.
Tommy Jordan, an angry father from Albemarle, North Carolina, has taught his disgruntled teenage daughter a very public lesson in respecting one’s elders by shooting her laptop on camera and then publishing the video on her Facebook page.
Tommy Jordan made the video after his 15-year-old daughter Hannah had apparently written a Facebook post complaining about all of the chores she has to do at home.
Hannah was also moaning about how difficult her parents made her life. But when IT worker Tommy Jordan found the post he decided grounding her would not be punishment enough and made the video.
“That right there is your laptop”, Tommy Jordan says in a YouTube video, pointing a camera at a computer lying in a patch of dirt on the ground.
“This right here is my .45,” he says, moving a pistol into the frame.
The father cocks the weapon and shoots nine rounds into the laptop. The video entitled “Facebook Parenting: For the Troubled Teen” is dedicated to his rebellious daughter.
It’s also aimed at “all her friends on Facebook who thought that her little rebellious post was cute, and for all you parents out there who think your, you know, kids don’t post bad things on Facebook”.
Tommy Jordan has taught his disgruntled teenage daughter a very public lesson in respecting one’s elders by shooting her laptop on camera and then publishing the video on her Facebook page
Tommy Jordan begins by reading out his daughter’s post from a computer print-out, explaining “since you want to hide it from everyone, I’m going to share it with everybody”.
The father mocks his daughter for thinking her parents would not be able to see the post because of her Facebook privacy settings, ignoring the fact that he works in IT for a living.
In the post, Hannah says she should be paid for the chores she does around the home and attacks her parents for overworking her.
Tommy Jordan laughs at this suggestion, pointing out what an easy life she gets in comparison to what he had to endure growing up. She moans about waking up at 5:00 a.m. and go to bed at 10 p.m.
Then after about seven minutes addressing the camera to berate Hannah, the father stands up and blows holes through the laptop.
Tommy Jordan rounds off by saying: “Oh yeah and after that comment you made about your mom, your mom told me to be sure I put one in there for her. So…that one’s from her.”
“Maybe a few kids can take something away from this,” Tommy Jordan writes in the video description.
“If you’re so disrespectful to your parents and yourself as to post this kind of thing on Facebook, you’re deserving of some tough love. Today, my daughter is getting a dose of tough love.”
Tommy Jordan said he found her hidden Facebook post while upgrading her computer. He completes his lesson by saying: “You can have a new laptop when you buy a new laptop and when you pay me back the $130 for the software I spent on yours.
“I hope you’ve enjoyed your little fiasco on Facebook. I hope it was worth all this.”
The video has been watched by more than 13 million viewers since it was posted just three days ago.
Tommy Jordan has since written on Facebook that the attention has helped him and his daughter “deal with it” and insisted Hannah is fine, saying they both laughed about the video going viral.
But he admitted: “I’ll agree that wasn’t a good example of me as a father. I had been reading that post again and again for about an hour, sometimes in tears, other times so mad my hands were shaking.”
“I was trying very hard to be civil in my message,” Tommy Jordan said, reported Fox News.
“I slipped in that and said a word I shouldn’t have. I deserve a little backlash for that, no doubt.”
Full transcript of Hannah post
“To my parents,
I’m not your damn slave. It’s not my responsibility to clean up your s**t. We have a cleaning lady for a reason. Her name is Linda, not Hannah.
If you want coffee, get off your ass and get it yourself. If you want a garden, shovel the fertilizer yourself, don’t sit back on your ass and watch me do it. If you walk in the house and get mud all over the floor that I just cleaned, be my guest, but clean it up after you are done getting s**t everywhere.
I’m tired of picking up after you. You tell me at least once a day that I need to get a job. You could just pay me for all the s**t that I do around the house. Every day when I get home from school, I have to do dishes, clean the counter tops, all the floors, make all the beds, do the laundry and get the trash. I’m not even going to mention all the work I do around your clinic.
And if I don’t do all that every day, I get grounded. Do you know how hard it is to keep up with chores and schoolwork? It’s freaking crazy.
I go to sleep at 10 o’clock every night because I am too tired to stay up any longer and do anything else. I have to get up at five in the morning, to get ready for school. On the weekends, I have to sleep with my door locked so my little brother won’t come get me up at six.
I’m tired of this bulls**t. Next time I have to pour a cup of coffee, I’m going to flip s**t. I have no idea how I have a life. I’m going to hate to see the day when you get too old to wipe your ass and you call me, asking for help. I won’t be there.
A YouTube video presents 100 years of world events from 1911 to 2011 into a 10-minute clip using authentic footage.
The video clip, uploaded by YouTube user derDon1234 charts some of our greatest achievements, but also some terrible acts.
The footage begins with Roald Amundsen reaching the South Pole in 1911 and then takes in the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, World War I, the erection of the Empire State Building in 1931, Hitler’s inauguration in 1933, World War II with Pearl Harbor and the atomic bomb attack on Japan in 1945 through to the Vietnam War, the election of Pope John Paul II in 1978, the Berlin Wall coming down, the last French atomic bomb test in 1996, the Mars Rover landing in 1997, the Twin Towers attack in 2001 and this year’s dreadful tsunami in Japan.
A YouTube video presents 100 years of world events from 1911 to 2011 into a 10-minute clip using authentic footage
A few events are noticeably absent, such as: the discovery of insulin, England’s 1966 World Cup win, Steve Jobs’ death and the formation of The Beatles.
A home surveillance camera caught an UPS delivery man flipping the middle finger at the camera before throwing the package roughly on the door step.
The UPS delivery man in question was fired after the video went viral.
The worker was making the delivery to a home in Long Island on December 15.
UPS spokeswoman Natalie Godwin said: “We don’t tolerate such conduct. And yes, he was fired.”
Natalie Godwin said he was a seasonal employee.
A home surveillance camera caught an UPS delivery man flipping the middle finger at the camera before throwing the package roughly on the door step
The delivery man was delivering a white box from Zappos. As he cooly strides up the path, he flips the middle finger at the camera before flinging the heavy parcel at the door and walking off.
The video was published just days after a video of a Fedex employee heaving a computer monitor over a fence to a southern California home went live.
After the FedEx employee’s conduct became a hit on the internet, a company vice president issued his own YouTube video apologizing and promising the delivery employee would no longer work with customers.