December 27, 2012
Americans in the process of adopting from Russian orphanages grieve over a ban that looks likely to be made into law. "It has really slammed the brakes on everything right now."
In case you missed them, these are the ones everyone loved. (With a special section of editor's choice superlatives.)
That story and more in today's gossip roundup!
Ever watched a zombie flick and wondered what goes on in the mind of the undead? Here's your chance to find out.
"So HOT So FRESH" has everything you've ever wanted in a music video.
Scientists have discovered that the coloreful birds universally hate techno.
When I was born, my grandmother knitted me a quilt, as was a tradition in my family for many years. When my mom finally tried to give me that quilt this year, I was all, “But mom, I live in Florida, where we only use quilts to cover up our meth…
It is horrifyingly easy to manipulate a person's moral decisions without them knowing it -- that's why this is one of our favorite subjects. We've previously talked about how everything from caffeine to bad lighting can turn you into a jerk. There…
A Tunisian man may have won his bet--to eat 28 raw eggs--but in doing so, he lost his life.
RIP Charles Durning, character actor, war hero and badass, a dance instructor, burlesque usher, and POW who once killed a Nazi with a rock.
In a strange move, the chain diner partnered with bands to make signature dishes. Sum 41 "Sumwich", anyone? Early Katy Perry–inspired milkshake?
Instead of giving her away at her secret wedding, he should have stopped the ceremony and said, "I'm the man for you." Because that would have been amazing.
The brother of Britney Spears' ex-husband claims they had an affair and the pop star stole from him
Need a date movie? We break down the absolute best date movies to watch if you want to score.
It's like Romeo and Juliet, only it takes place in the south and college football is involved.
Can they have it all? Did they decide the presidential election? It's been a confusing year for the large, diverse, yet frequently generalized-about group that is women.
Every December, millions of Americans resolve to lose weight in the new year -- almost all fail. Here's why you're better off trying something new.
The 115-year-old Japanese man became the world's oldest living person after Dina Manfredini of Johnston, Iowa died earlier this month.
Since this is San Francisco, there were about a million and a half new restaurants opened this year. Here are some of the best ones you should check out according to people that have had the chance to check out all 1.5 mil. Or so.
So this is the story of how, this year, my friends pushed me in a big direction with the advice to go back into therapy, get back on medication and stabilize my life.
NASA has confirmed that earth will dodge a huge asteroid that's heading toward it in 28 years.
Gawwwww this just happened on Katherine's dad's roof...which also makes it the cutest thing that has ever happened on a BuzzFeed employee's father's roof.
My mom thinks those lines on the side are shoulders, but I'm pretty sure I intended them to be legs.
Takeru Kobayashi, may be known for hot dogs, but the man loves Twinkies.
Beards, or just any sort of facial hair, can change everything. It's finally winter and it's starting to get cold out — here's some beard-spiration.
Bad Lip Reading presents...Shadow Pico. This is glorious nonsense.
"I'm sorry are [sic] best players couldn't make open shots. Yeah that's my dads fault totally..."
It was underneath the floor mat of your car, it's a little scratched but still plays, and oh god, is it embarrassing.
Only 28 games into the season, the Nets have decided to part ways with their embattled coach. As part-owner Jay-Z might say: on to the next one.
Not only is it extra garbage, it's extra time unwrapping.
The video is on the official Barack Obama YouTube channel. He delivered the line in 2008, countering warnings from the National Rifle Association.
Finally, a good use of government resources. (via the National Archives)
Because eating at new restaurants is what they do when they're not cooking/writing/master...minding new restaurants, we asked a ton of LA's best food-and-drink-employed peeps what the best new spot of the year was.
For these talented geeks, costume design is more art than hobby. But the results are truly stunning.
Badgering women with multiple messages is not the way to get yourself a date.
Scientists have created a humanoid robot designed to help people with everyday tasks.
The Phnom Tamao Zoo and Wildlife Rescue Center has launched a new initiative to care for pangolins injured from the wildlife trade in Cambodia. Their groundbreaking was blessed by a Buddhist monk.
There was a whole lotta love for Led Zeppelin at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors -- enough to bring tears to the eyes of frontman Robert Pl...
They aren't back together, but they did take a family subway ride!
I've tried almost every over-the-counter cold remedy, and most of them are useless. But not all of them!
A pointed statement on the way out. "I spoke about the need to address climate change, but..."
Looking for someone to keep you committed to your New Year's resolution? Well, these guys live for the weight room.
The Food Network put out its annual Kwanzaa recipe section this week, and it's making more than a few people uncomfortable.
From the silly (terrible music festival fashion) to the serious (Marissa Mayer on women in computer science), we learned — and laughed — a lot this year.
It was a year full of suspicious babies, Segways, platypuses, and DJ Roombas.
If only it were this easy. Part of our keepsake show-and-tell project, in which you should participate!
Baby, it's cold outside indeed. With temperatures hovering around -41, the hot water converts as soon as it hits the air.
Contrary to popular belief, not every girl is dying for a Kim Kardashian–sized rock on her finger. You'll be happy to know that there are many alternatives to the fuddy-duddy styles offered by Kay Jewelers.
Here is a video I put together from Christmas Eve at my Aunt Caroline's house. My favorite part is the end with my little brother Nicholas and my Dad. I'm so happy that it ended up snowing on Christmas Eve! Eeeep! :) What did you do for the Holidays?
When it comes to setting prices, retailers use sneaky strategies to get us to spend. See how many you've fallen for.
From top-notch yet laid-back cocktail bars, to West Coast Chinese in the LES, New York's top food & drink minds tended to prefer someplace casual to eat and drink -- plus, shockingly, restaurants right next door to their apartments.
We rounded up some of our favorite political stories at BuzzFeed this year. ICYMI.
Mark Zuckerberg's sister, Randi, finds Facebook's privacy settings just as confusing as we do.
They are just so cute I can't even take it.
It's almost the new year, and there's plenty to look forward to — from The Carrie Diaries and Beautiful Creatures to Oldboy.
Breaking tradition, the Duke and Duchess of Wales avoided pomp and circumstance this Christmas
Writers have contorted relationships with publishers, probably because they excel at projection. Particularly this is true now in an age where publishers sue writers for undelivered manuscripts. Something about this has the ring of the disinheriting…
He's been plagued by drug dependency rumours over the last few months.
In a heart-wrenching plot twist for one of Marvel's most relatable superheroes, the comic book giant has killed the nerdy, down-on-his-luck science-whiz who first developed an arachnid alter-ego in 1962 and decided to use his "great power" for good.…
It is possible, and it's going to RULE. Here are 10 rules to follow.