This ‘slippery stairs’ Japanese game show deserves worldwide recognition


Hello powerful TV executives, please make this game show go international. 

A Japanese show is gaining recognition after a short clip was uploaded to YouTube this weekend. The concept is pretty simple: somehow get up these ridiculously slippery stairs covered in lube before anyone else.

While some Japanese TV shows take things a little too far, this show is the perfect amount of danger, competition, and lube.  Read more…

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A Victoria’s Secret model fell on the runway and totally owned it


A model took a dive at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show in Shanghai on Monday. 

Chinese model Ming Xi was waltzing down the runway showing a little bit of flair when she slipped in her heels, ultimately falling to her knees.

Already viral in China smh the show just ended #VSFS #VSFASHIONSHOW #vsfashionshow2017 poor Ming 😩 #VictoriasSecret #vs #angels

— Courtney Aki ♚† (@HerRoyalCOURT) November 20, 2017

I love ming xi she was still smiling mid fall while my ass would’ve cried right there

— A (@cantfindaudrey) November 20, 2017

The model barely missed a beat, smiled the entire time, and got right back up with a quick adjustment to her outfit. Gizele Oliveira was next in line in the show, and was quick to lend a helping hand to Xi.  Read more…

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Like to dance in the aisles at concerts? Don’t do it in this city.


Heading to a concert, the last thing you’d expect to be kicked out for is dancing.

But that’s reportedly what happened to a fan at a Stevie Nicks concert in Melbourne — she was thrown out by security for “dancing,” according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Nicks concertgoer Jo-Ann George told the newspaper that she was removed from her $204 floor seat in Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on Nov. 16, after she was asked by security to stop dancing mid-show.

If you’ve ever tried to listen to “Edge of Seventeen” sitting in your designated seat, it’s a goddamn fool’s errand.  Read more…

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Americans don’t seem to know how to eat Australian meat pies


While sinking your teeth into a hot dog at the game is a tradition as old as the hills, Australians prefer to tuck into a meat pie while watching sport. 

For those yet to try one, the Australian version of the meat pie is a buttery, flaky pie crust filled with beef and gravy that can be held with one hand. 

It’s a much-loved food that’s made limited inroads into the U.S. (save for a few trendy Aussie cafes and the failed Pie Face chain in NYC), but now it’s set to try its luck in the NBA.

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The Philadelphia 76ers have signed a partnership with Four’N Twenty pies, which will allow the piemaker to sell its food at Wells Fargo Center’s concession stands in the 2017-18 season. Read more…

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Black Friday 2017 deals from all over the internet, compiled just for you in one handy spreadsheet


Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.

Get those credit cards ready. Keep those fingers nimbleBlack Friday is almost here and so are thousands upon thousands of great deals that will only stick around for a limited time.

We’ve been scouring the internet for Black Friday sales from major brands and retailers, like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Samsung, Nordstrom, and so many more. We’ve compiled them all into one massive spreadsheet, which we’ll keep updating as we discover more. 

Bookmark it. Share it. Tweet it. Just keep checking back, because these deals are happening fast. Read more…

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FriendO, a quiz app with NSFW questions, goes viral with teens


There’s a new “quiz app” going viral with teens that’s a lot more NSFW than tbh.

Called FriendO, the app lets users compete in “quizzes” to find out who their “real friends” are — and teens are going crazy for it.

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Sort of like a non-anonymous version of tbh, which Facebook acquired last month, FriendO has been climbing up the App Store charts over the last month.

The app has a number of “categories” that friends can quiz each other on, such as what their favorite foods and sports are, or other personality traits. Users take turns answering questions about each other, and they’re then ranked in an in-app leaderboard, which shows their scores.  Read more…

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Jason Momoa has no time for the ‘Justice League’ haters


Whether you loved or hated Justice League, it’s clear that no one involved in the project was more pumped to be there than Jason Momoa, who obviously had a whale of a time (yes, that was a sea pun) playing Jason Momoa Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, the team’s resident surfer bro and reluctant King of Atlantis.

Momoa clearly approached the role with all the joie de vivre he brings to his day-to-day existence — which, judging by his social media, is often spent throwing axes, drinking Guinness and hanging out with his beautiful friends — so he’s pretty “bummed” that the internet (and box office receipts) started raining on his parade by pointing out that the movie is ..not great. Read more…

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Come on, of course Luke and Leia will reunite in ‘The Last Jedi’


There are some questions that answer themselves the moment you ask them. Case in point: “Will Luke & Leia reunite?”

That’s the query gracing the main cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s special on the upcoming Star Wars sequel The Last Jedi, hitting newsstands Monday. The magazine doesn’t exactly answer this  question about the galaxy’s most famous twins — spoilers, sweetie! — other than to say there’s a “still a chance these two could find each other again.” 

Given that this story was produced with the total cooperation of Lucasfilm, among other pointers from the trailers, we’ve got a very good feeling about their chances.  Read more…

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Black Friday takes off with $99 flights to Europe


It’s time to fly away from the impending holiday madness. 

A Black Friday sale on flights to European cities from the U.S. (by way of Reykjavik) on WOW Air is already in the works and Thanksgiving isn’t until Thursday. 

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The Icelandic airline is offering $99 one-way flights from Boston, Pittsburgh, and Chicago to Amsterdam, London, and Dublin — and of course, Reykjavik. 

The super-cheap rates are available for select flights starting in December. Flights from other cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles are $129 — which is more, but still rather affordable for a one-way ride to Europe. Read more…

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Massive hairy spider traps woman inside her car for 20 minutes



A woman in  — you guessed it — Australia was held hostage in her car for about 20 minutes by a hair spider.

Bianca Merrick of Coffs Harbour, Australia, was driving home from work on Friday when she spotted a large spider hanging out on her visor. She decided the best choice was to keep driving for fear of a spider attack. 

“I was on my way home from work when I looked up and saw it staring at me,” Merrick told Storyful. “I considered stopping but I didn’t know how I’d get it out of the car, so I thought the best option for me was to keep driving and pretend it wasn’t there for the longest 20 minutes of my life.” Read more…

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