The wacky world of the Eurovision Song Contest

Forget all that E.U. ‘we are all brothers’ nonsense, Europeans are fiercely patriotic and right now a battle royal of nationalism is brewing…in Malmö, Sweden. But this ain’t the Euro Cup, we’re talking about the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest and it’s your chance to see some seriously entertaining musical acts duke it out for the  
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Reporters say video shows Toronto mayor smoking crack

After facing accusations of violating campaign laws, making obscene comments, public drunkenness and squandering public funds, it didn’t seem possible that a controversy existed that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford hadn’t faced. At least until two news sources came forward, Thursday, claiming to have seen a video they say shows Rob Ford smoking from a crack  
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Geotagging shows where the haters are

The eastern half of the U.S. must be sippin’ on haterade. A group of academics, adorably and somewhat mysteriously dubbed Floating Sheep, came out with a study called “Geography of Hate,” a color-coded image that maps out racist, homophobic and anti-disability tweets. California’s Humboldt State University helped the group analyze geotagged tweets, manually reading through 150,000  
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Campaign uses homeless to undermine Abercrombie’s image

Angry at Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries’ exclusivity, a Los Angeles filmmaker decided to give away the brand’s clothes to the homeless. Greg Karber caught his charity rebranding mission on video, uploaded it to YouTube and asked others to join him in the marketing effort to undermine the company’s uppity image. Karber’s not the only  
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Gazan smugglers going underground to bring in KFC

A smuggler carries food from Kentucky Fried Chicken to be delivered through an underground tunnel linking the Gaza Strip to Egypt   Finger lickin’ good it may be, but this is taking things a little too far. Some residents of Gaza have taken to smuggling in fried chicken and all the fixin’s from neighboring Egypt  
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You can turn anything into a taco

Taco Bell’s new experimental waffle taco inspires BuzzFeed to turn everything into a taco:

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What European country is the most arrogant?

The French are the most arrogant people on the planet, right? Just look at this totally non-fake example of an actual Parisian. That’s the stereotype anyway, but now Pew Research has actually released polling data on stereotyping within the European Union — and it’s interesting. According to Pew, the French even think they are the  
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Daft Punk hit ‘Get Lucky’ spawns viral mash-ups

When a song goes viral this time of year, you could take it as a sign it’s on track to become the hit of the summer. Think of Carly Rae Jepsen’s (Carly Rae Who?!) “Call Me Maybe,” which spun into popularity last spring by a Justin Bieber tweet and subsequent YouTube parody. Or Rihanna’s “Umbrella,”  
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