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People being awesome: The story behind the viral duckling video

Jenni Ryall
Cute ducks waddling across a road are saving the world one small step at a time. This video, created by Animals Australia, received 90 million views and almost two million shares on Facebook in 10 days. On first watch, it appears to be a compilation of people being generally awesome helping our feathered friends out, but it is not as straightforward as it seems. The video is part of a campaign to end duck shooting in Victoria and the final message is not cute: "You know what's not awesome? Shooting ducks for 'fun'," it reads. See also: 14 goats that made your heart skip a bleat in 2014 Lisa Chalk, Communications Director at Animals Australia, told Mashable with the state election coming up this weekend, the organisation wanted to create awareness about the fact shooting of native waterbirds is still legal in the state of Victoria. Read more...More about Australia, Advertising, Us World, Videos, and Duckling

Full of Turkey? Time for a live-streamed 'MST3K' marathon

Jessica Plautz
Cord cutters, rejoice! The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Thanksgiving Day marathon does not require a cable-television subscription. The marathon, which started Thursday at 12 p.m. ET, includes live streaming of six episodes of the TV show. The cult hit B-movie comedy series ran on various networks from 1988 to 1999. See also: Stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Reunite for New Series So if you're done stuffing your face, and Thanksgiving football is not your thing, take a seat and enjoy some hearty laughs. Pranksters give away cash to honest strangers for Thanksgiving Daredevil climbs a decrepit 919-foot chimney without any equipment Here's how Taylor Swift and Lorde became BFFs Two men amuse commuters with a lively imaginary ping pong match Read more... More about Thanksgiving, Entertainment, Film, Tv, and Mst3k

Pranksters give away cash to honest strangers for Thanksgiving

Jessica Plautz
If you saw someone drop a ton of cash, would you tell them? American comedian and prankster Roman Atwood says in a YouTube video posted Thursday that he wanted to give away some money — but in an unusual way. He repeatedly let a briefcase of cash fly open on city streets to see if anyone would tell him See also: 50 Amazingly Epic Pranks So do people inform Atwood that he just dropped a bunch of bills? Just watch and see. The video may restore your faith in humanity this Thanksgiving. Daredevil climbs a decrepit 919-foot chimney without any equipment Here's how Taylor Swift and Lorde became BFFs Two men amuse commuters with a lively imaginary ping pong match Drown out family arguments at dinner with these Thanksgiving carols Read more... More about Thanksgiving, Watercooler, Videos, and Prank