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December 22, 2014

25 Surprising Facts About Classic Christmas Songs

"Jingle Bells" was written for Thanksgiving.

Uber Advises Drivers To Buy Insurance That Leaves Them Uncovered

At a presentation for would-be Uber drivers attended by BuzzFeed News, a company representative advised getting less-expensive "personal" insurance that can leave drivers uncovered and in some cases lead them to incorrectly register their cars in violation of the law.

Will.i.am Defends Iggy Azalea

"Hip-hop is global now ... it doesn't matter if you're white or black."

Adults Try Public School Lunches For The First Time Since They Were Kids

"They really don't take much risk on the flavor with these things."

Van Plows Into Shoppers At French Market In Second Apparent Vehicular Attack This Week

Ten people were injured, and following the crash, the driver stabbed himself.

Are You Miss Hannigan From "Annie"?

She's a drunk, she hates orphans, and she loves red lipstick. Is there anyone more glamorous?

17 Kittens Who Will Be Home For Christmas

Kittens are the cutest presents.

The 38 Most Majestic Pugs Of 2014

They didn't choose the pug life, but it certainly made 2014 way better.

How To Run Out Of Cash While Owning Half Of American Apparel

Dov Charney, the founder of American Apparel, told Bloomberg News that he's "down to" his last $100,000 and sleeping on a friend's couch. How is that possible?

This Cute Poodle Has The Most Hilarious Reaction When He Sees An Electric Toothbrush

The epic battle between dog and toothbrush continues.

Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" Leaves The Best Part Of Its Story Off Screen

The actor's third film as a director tells the incredible true story of Louis Zamperini, but skips the half that makes it all resonant.

The 23 Biggest Breakout Stars Of 2014

These are the actors who left their mark on film and television this year. Now they enter 2015 as Hollywood's most exciting new players.

What Couples Say Vs. What They Mean During The Holidays

Girlfriend says: "I want my gift to be a surprise!" Girlfriend means: "ASK MY FRIENDS!"

24 cosas que hacen que todo perfeccionista tenga pesadillas

Participar en algo en lo que no es bueno.

23 Of Our Favorite Feature Stories We Published This Year

A housewife who became the first woman to fly around the world. The boxer who integrated Louisiana. A deep-dive into the 60-word basis for the war on terror and an exploration of whether elementary schoolers should be locked up for plotting to kill their classmates. A debauched week in the world's largest retirement community, a weekend at a clown convention, and 36 hours on the fake campaign trail with Donald Trump. Here's a look back at some of the great feature stories BuzzFeed News published in 2014.

Arizona To Change Lethal Drug Combination That Was Used In Nearly 2-Hour Execution

The state Department of Corrections said it would no longer use the two-drug combination that took nearly two hours to kill inmate Joseph Wood in July.

This Master Carver Making Pliers From One Stick Of Wood Will Blow Your Mind

All he needed was a stick of wood and a small blade. THAT'S IT. H/T Reddit user Beznet.

We All Need More Evelyne Brochu In Our Lives

With Orphan Black on hiatus, it's become alarmingly clear that the world needs more Brochu. Let us help you.

8 Memorable Investigations We Published This Year

A con man who snagged an Ebola cleanup contract and a pig farmer who turned to arms dealing. A warehouse empire and laws that imprison battered women. A recluse at the heart of a Hollywood scandal and a coal miner dead from black lung. The year in Buzzfeed News investigations.

13 Of Our Favorite Personal Essays We Published This Year

A woman who confronted her abusive stepfather. A man who bought a house in Detroit for $500. A 33-year-old who suffered and survived a stroke. Reflections on love, loss, and life in these great essays.

Which Member Of One Direction Is Actually God?

Who is the true blessed being?

19 Chilling Photos From The Coldest Place On Earth

Photographer Amos Chapple takes a frigid journey into the coldest region of the world.

Which Christmas Dessert Matches Your Personality?

Find out if you're a total fruitcake.

21 Types Of The Worst People On Facebook

Basically everyone on Facebook is the worst.

The Definitive End Of "Serial" Poll

The show is over, but there are still so many questions.

Jesse Jackson: Blaming NYPD Deaths On Sharpton, Obama "Wild And Irresponsible"

"We should not equate the acts of a sick man who did a sick thing with mass demonstrations for justice and for healing. Don't make that equation."

23 Photos That Prove Sideboob Tattoos Are The Best Tattoos

Warning: This post contains lots of hot sideboob.

11 Memes From 2014 As Classic Book Covers

The Adventures of HuckleBieber Finn.

23 Photos That Are Either Really Good Or Really Bad

Each photo is either something wonderful or something terrible. Dare to click. Inspired by Reddit's r/FiftyFifty.

49 Thoughts You Have When Watching "Clueless" For The First Time

Cher, stop trying to make "Monet" happen. It's not going to happen.

25 cosas que ocurren cuando te enganchas al yoga

Ni se te ocurra hablarme hasta que haya terminado mis saludos al sol.

U.N. Security Council Votes To Discuss North Korean Human Rights, Overriding Chinese Objection

Eleven nations on the 15-member council voted in favor of the procedural motion.

The Hardest Christmas Lyrics Quiz You'll Ever Take

You LOVE Christmas music, but do you know the lyrics?

This Is What Happens When A BBC Reporter Stands Next To A Pile Of Burning Hash And Heroin

BBC's Middle East correspondent Quentin Sommerville was trying to do a serious report on the drug trade in Afghanistan a few years back ... then he got the giggles.

Thirty-Five Injured In Attack On LGBT Event In Zimbabwe

Attackers beat people "using logs, iron bars, empty beer bottles and clenched fists," according to a statement from the organization hosting the event.

Police Receive Emergency Call From Someone Worried About A Hedgehog In Their Garden

Officers also received calls about a late pizza delivery, a vending machine, and a pair of trainers.

Mexican Government Says FBI Assisted In Investigation Of 43 Missing Students

Sergio Alcocer, undersecretary of foreign affairs for North America, said the FBI provided forensic aid under a counter-drug and anti-crime program funded by the United States.

Reports: Michael Grimm Will Plead Guilty To Tax Evasion

Grimm easily won his reelection bid last month.

These Cybersecurity Experts Still Don't Think North Korea Hacked Sony

BuzzFeed News talks to cybersleuths who remain unconvinced of the FBI's assertion that North Korea was behind the hack.

The 22 Most Exciting Literary Debuts Of 2014

These are the voices in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that kept our eyes glued to the page. *Ranked in no particular order*

Garth Brooks Joined Justin Timberlake On Stage In Nashville And It Was Perfect

The two sang "Friends In Low Places" and brought down the house.

Columbia Journalism School To Review Rolling Stone's Editorial Process

Rolling Stone's editor and publisher said he has asked the Columbia Journalism School to conduct an independent review of its controversial story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia.

27 expresiones pícaras de Shakira para situaciones diarias

Sus caderas no mienten, y tampoco lo hace su cara.

Which Year Of The 2000s Are You?

"In a 2000s kinda world, I'm glad I've got my Mean Girls."

Tons Of People Fell For A Hoax That McDonald's Was Getting Rid Of The Big Mac

The rumor was started thanks to a satirical story on the website Daily Buzz Live.

13 Tips To Collaborate Like A Rockstar

Teamwork makes the dream work. As told by Kate Boy.

14 photos ridicules de familles en tenues assorties

Votre famille vous fout la honte ? Ça pourrait être bien, bien pire.

14 Last-Minute Tech Gifts For People You Wish Were Dead

HIGH-TECH COAL FOR YOUR NEMESIS' STOCKING.

Definitive Proof That Shaq Is The Ultimate Salesman

Witness the first and last time Nicki Minaj was the least interesting part of a freestyle cipher.

11 Comics That Won 2014

*pull list intensifies*

16 Characters From TV And Movies Who Crave That Mineral

And are willing to climb at nearly 90 degree angles to get it.

If "Scarface" Quotes Were Motivational Posters

Real talk: Tony Montana was quite the optimist.

Singer Joe Cocker Dies At 70

The raspy-throated British singer, known for multiple hits, including his cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends," died at his home in Colorado.

Do You Know All 12 Gifts From The 12 Days Of Christmas?

But seriously babe, what the hell is with all the birds?

Obama's Anti-Baby Boomer Foreign Policy

Love it or hate it, last week's Cuba opening is the purest expression of his foreign policy yet. What Axelrod got wrong.

Hundreds Of Pakistani Santas Marched In Defiance Of The Taliban

Members of Karachi's Christian community transformed their Yuletide celebrations into a remembrance for the schoolchildren murdered last week.

Esta orangutana tiene derechos básicos tras un fallo histórico

Sandra fue declarada "sujeto no humano" y se le otorgó derechos básicos por primera vez a nivel mundial para que pueda vivir en semilibertad. Sin embargo, esta sentencia no se extiende a todos los animales.

14 osos amorosos necesarios para todos aquellos que rondan los 30

OSO AMOROSO CON LA MIRADA EN EL HORIZONTE PREGUNTÁNDOSE QUÉ ES UN PLAN DE PENSIONES.

16 Non-BAEsic Gifts For BAE

I'm in da club hollerin' A BAE BAE

Someone Said Twitter's CEO Is Going To Lose His Job, And The Stock Is Soaring

The rumor mill that Dick Costolo's time is running out continues to churn.

Se separaron los de Hebraica Pilar e internet ya no cree más en el amor

"Todo comenzó algún tiempo atrás en Hebraica Pilar (...)"

"69 Love Songs" Ranked By How Much They Make You Want To 69

Because overrated sex acts still deserve extraordinary soundtracks. The definitive ranking of the classic concept album from The Magnetic Fields.

Why We Should Stop Using Words Like "OCD" And "Bipolar"

And other psychological terms that we use incorrectly.

The 8 Stages Of Rihanna Withdrawal

The world of pop music is desperate for the release of Rihanna's eighth studio album. It's actually making some of us sick. How far gone are you? #R8!

Headless Motorcycle Santa

I have literally no idea what's going on here but I love it.

Baltimore Police Used Fax To Alert NYPD To Killer Gunman, Minutes Before He Shot Officers

There are questions surrounding a major police department's use of the outdated technology. New York Police Department officials said the faxed wanted poster didn't show up until minutes before Ismaaiyl Brinsley fatally shot two cops.

A Mashup Of Cartoon Theme Songs That Only 80's Kids Will Appreciate

Children of the 80's, these are the songs of your people! Can you correctly identify all 18 themes? Also: cool facts about some of your favorite cartoons!

19 Pretty Little Liars Characters Sorted Into Hogwarts Houses

"Oh, you may not think I'm pretty, but don't judge on what you see."

17 De las fotos más maravillosamente raras de navidad jamás tomadas

Mira, no eres el único que tiene un retrato festivo vergonzoso colgando en casa de tus padres. H/T Fotos familiares raras.

North Korea Back Online After Internet Collapsed For More Than 9 Hours

The suspected cyberattack comes just days after President Obama promised a "proportional response" to North Korea's hack of Sony Pictures.

We Did A Delia's Catalog Mad Lib And The Results Are Insane

We filled out the Mad Lib included in the Spring '97 Delia's. You're welcome.

Being Hungover As Told Through Eminem Lyrics

There's vomit on his sweater already...

What Should Your Christmas Nickname Be?

Let's hope it's a good one.

What Mineral Do YOU Crave?

Alpine Ibexes climb nearly 90 degree angles to lick salt deposits off of mountainsides. They crave that mineral. Now's your time to find out what mineral YOU really crave!

9 Lies We All Tell Ourselves When Making New Year's Resolutions

"I'm actually gonna do them this year," said everyone ever.

Senate Democrats’ Top Fundraiser Hates Money In Politics

Can Sen. Jon Tester win back the Senate for Democrats while also staying true to his stand against big money in elections?

13 Gifts You Can Buy At The Airport That Don't Suck

Just because it's the LAST POSSIBLE MINUTE doesn't mean your gift can't be thoughtful.

J.K. Rowling Says She's "Unnerved" By Draco Malfoy's Popularity

"Draco has all the glamour of the anti-hero; girls are very apt to romanticise him."

Heroic Monkey Saves Dying Monkey Friend With Monkey CPR

Monkey business the world needs to hear about right now.

22 Things That Happen When You Are Friends With A Bartender

"Could you make my martini extra dirrrrrty please?"

The 17 Best YA Books Of 2014

From dystopian to romance, these young adult books stole our hearts in 2014. *Ranked in no particular order*

Woman Pawns Stolen $50,000 Ring For $50, Gets Arrested Trying To Get It Back

The alleged thief tried to get the ring back from the pawn shop once she realized its true value. Instead she got arrested.

American Apparel Founder Says He's Down To His Last $100,000

Ousted CEO Dov Charney told Bloomberg News that he's been living on the Lower East Side on a friend's couch. He also plans to "sue everyone," as per the report. Updated with comment from Standard General.

The 61 Most WTF Celebrity Moments Of 2014

'Twas quite a bizarre year.

Here's A Sneak Peek At The Monsters In The "Doctor Who" Christmas Special

'Tis the season to travel through time and space.

Lance Bass Got Married This Weekend And It Was Beautiful

"We laughed, we cried, we married," said the former member of NSYNC of his special day.

22 Signs You've Embraced The Slobcore Lifestyle

An inside look at the radical movement against Big Personal Hygiene.

The First Victim Of The Ruble Crisis Offers A Bruce Willis Credit Card

Trust Bank, a small Russian lender, was bailed out by the country's central bank on Monday. It is the first financial institution to be rescued since the collapse of the ruble, and the only to offer a Bruce Willis MasterCard.

30 choses qu'on aimait tous faire quand on était petits

Comme regarder son âge au fond des verres à la cantine.

What's Your Favorite Romantic Line From Literature?

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” —Mr. Darcy, Pride & Prejudice.

Rand Paul Will Bring Up The Senate Debate Over Police Militarization Next Year

Staff for the Kentucky Senator tell BuzzFeed News Paul will reintroduce a bill aimed at ending the practice of sending lethal military hardware to local cops.

19 Gifts Your Dog Gives You Every Day

Christmas doesn't even need to come for you to get presents!

Here's Harry Styles And Kristen Wiig Dancing At The "SNL" After-Party

Bonus: their song of choice was "I've Had the Time of My Life" from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.

14 peinliche Momente

Die Webseite Kein Ponyhof sammelt peinliche Geschichte. Die besten veröffentlichen wir hier.

23 Things We All Do Whether We Want To Admit It Or Not

Go ahead and deny these. All of them. But the truth will always come out. Always.

Milwaukee Officer Who Killed An Unarmed Mentally Ill Man Won't Be Charged

Milwaukee Police Officer Chris Manney will not be charged in the April shooting death of 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton. UPDATE: DOJ opens civil rights investigation.

Nigel Farage Criticises Pupils For Parody Where "Nicolas Fromage" Kicks Immigrants Away From England

The further you kick the immigrant, the higher your racism rating.

This Glow-In-The-Dark Lingerie Lights Up Sexy Times

Because you light up my sex life.

Six Killed After Bin Lorry Hits Pedestrians In Glasgow

The lorry hit pedestrians in George Square, outside the busy Glasgow Queen Street railway station.

How Ugly Is Your Christmas Sweater?

The uglier the better.

19 réactions que tous ceux qui détestent les fêtes reconnaîtront

Le prochain qui me souhaite un joyeux Noël, je lui fais bouffer son sapin.

North Korea Warns It Will "Blow Up U.S. Citadels" Over Sony Hack Allegations

A long and rambling statement from Pyongyang threatens "counteraction" against the White House, the Pentagon, and "the whole U.S. mainland."

18 problemas que entenderán los que vuelan con mucha frecuencia

Obviamente, mi vuelo no va a llegar a su hora.

Os 25 dias mais loucos da TV brasileira em 2014

Vamos simplesmente agradecer por ter vivido para ver tudo isso.

23 signes que vous avez bossé dans une boutique de fringues

Il y a certaines choses qui ne s'oublient pas.

23 Fails de policías que te harán reír incontrolablemente

Luchar contra el crimen no es un trabajo sencillo.

Rosneft And Morgan Stanley Scuttle Oil-Trading Sale

A year after Rosneft announced it was going to buy Morgan Stanley's physical oil-trading assets, the deal collapsed thanks to regulatory pressures.

11 Ways To Spot Bogus Headlines About Your Health

Coming from someone who has written it before.

6 Times Health Headlines Got A Little Too Carried Away In 2014

Proof that you really shouldn't believe everything you read.

Pope Francis Criticizes Vatican Gossip And Bureaucracy

The Pontiff's Christmas greetings didn't carry the usual festive tone.

The Prime Minister Of Belgium Got Attacked With Mayonnaise And Fries

Anti-austerity protestors attacked Charles Michel while he was speaking. It's the most Belgium thing that has ever happened.

24 Things That Perfectly Describe What It's Like To Be An Expat During Christmas

Oh sure, I'd love to pay this customs charge for my own Christmas presents.

Police Rescued A Seal From The Middle Of A Field In Merseyside

The nearest coastline was 17 miles away.

My Friend Spent An Entire Day As Buddy The Elf..

Here's how it all went down..

Which Disney Channel Original Series Character Are You?

Lizzie McGuire? Louis Stevens? RAVEN BAXTER?

This Woman's Incredible Make-Up Transformations Are Spooky Yet Beautiful

Joyce Spakman has been experimenting with make-up since she was 14.

Wet Seal Could Be The Next '90s Icon To Die

The teen retailer has been terrible at identifying its core customer. And as dELiA*s and DEB Shops liquidate, it doesn't have much time left to get it right.

31 Stocking Stuffers That Will Take You Back To Your Childhood

Father Christmas always did have excellent taste.

31 fantásticas e ingeniosas ideas para los muebles de Ikea que todos los padres deberían conocer

Tus hijos no tienen ni idea de lo genial que va a ser lo que les espera

New Video Shows How Miley The Husky Is Recovering A Year After Being Rescued From A Rubbish Dump

The original video of her rescue has been watched over 18 million times.

NYPD Increases Security At Brooklyn Precincts Amid Threats

A Baltimore gang threatened officers at the station houses, police said. On Tuesday evening, demonstrators marched through Manhattan, defying New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plea to suspend protests after the killing of two police officers.

Gov. Christie Demands Fugitive's Extradition From Cuba, Cuba Says No

Joanne Chesimard, also known as Assata Shakur, was convicted of killing a New Jersey state trooper in 1973 but escaped from prison. She was offered asylum in Cuba and she will stay there, officials said.

23 problemas que todo peluquero entenderá

"Así que quieres un cambio, pero te gusta el color y quieres mantenerlo a largo ... ¡súper!"

27 Fiercely Fabulous Rihanna Reactions For Everyday Situations

Bad gal RiRi doesn't have time for your shit.

21 gosses qui étaient mieux fringués que vous en 2014

Les enfants les plus cool de leur école. Allez, vous vous rattraperez l'année prochaine.

Elton John's Face After Ed Sheeran Stole His Glasses Is Priceless

Pure gold. Moral of the story: Don't take his glasses. Especially not on his wedding day.

Princess In Spain Will Be Tried On Tax Fraud Charges

It'll be the country's first trial of a member of the royal family since they were reinstated in 1975.

Here's What Iconic Christmas Movies Are Known As In Other Languages

Because Christmas isn't Christmas without watching The Tree Has All the Balls. Via Manchester-based illustrator James Chapman.

26 Times Tom Hiddleston Made You Wish He Were Yours In 2014

We should be so Loki, Loki, Loki, Loki.

Driver Injures 11 After Ramming His Car Into Pedestrians In Dijon

The man reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) while driving his car at people.

This Moving Video Imagines The Perspective Of A Child Killed In The Peshawar Attack

"Dear mother. Had I known I wouldn't return from school that day, I would've hugged you tightly one last time."

The SNP Could Win Nearly All The Westminster Seats In Scotland

Labour are on course to win just four seats in Scotland in the general election, according to a new poll.

15 faits surprenants sur les érections qui vont vous émoustiller

Voyage dans le monde merveilleux de l'érection.

Man Dies After Being Shot By Police With A Taser In Newcastle-Under-Lyme

The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Man Shot Dead While Sitting In A Car In Sheffield

A second man, who was also shot while in the vehicle, is in a stable condition in hospital, police said.

Les 33 plats de fast-food les plus fous de 2014

L'humanité court à sa perte.

32 Times Miranda Kerr Slayed Instagram In 2014

From floral headbands to high fashion glamour, Miranda has been serving us LOOKS all year.

This Is What Happens When You Reply To Tinder Guys Using Only Taylor Swift's Blank Space Lyrics

I decided to talk to guys on Tinder using only lyrics from Taylor Swift's Blank Space. Needless to say, most of them thought I was whoring myself out to them.

Iggy Azalea Gets A Hip-Hop History Lesson From Q-Tip

The music grew out of a specific racial, social and political environment, Professor Q explains.

Orangutan Granted Basic Legal Rights In Argentina

A court in Argentina ruled that an orangutan who has lived in a zoo for the past 20 years can be granted basic human rights, including freedom from unfair captivity.

Why Jenna Marbles Is The Best Therapist Out There

Jenna Marbles: Cool Hair? Check. Cute dogs? Double check. Wisdom that will knock your pants off? Check.

The Travoltalator

Because the name you were given may not be good enough

Vigils Honor Slain Officers And Men Killed By Police In New York

A candlelight vigil marked the deaths of two New York police officers in Brooklyn. A similarly solemn vigil was held to peacefully protest the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

Which AHS Freak Show Character Are You Actually?

We're all freaks but which one are you?

This Lego Guy Is The Cutest Farmer In Australia

"Thank God I'm a country boy."

Guy Pearce Has A Music Video And What Even Is It

He eats raw "Guy Pearce Meat" and also has breasts.

Miniature Horse Melts Hearts

Meet Shammy the dwarf horse.

15 Staples For Your Winter Wardrobe According To Pinterest

A list of every item of clothing and accessories you need to look fabulous this winter. Disclaimer: While it might sound like this is a mockery of Pinterest winter-wear, I would actually like all of it now, please. After all, they say jealousy is the highest form of flattery.

This Muslim Bride Placed Her Bouquet At Martin Place To Honour Sydney Siege Victims

"She did it out of respect for her country, that will one day be the country of her children and grandchildren."

French Police Respond To Two Attacks By Men Shouting "God Is Great" In Arabic

Police fatally shot a man with a knife who attacked three officers on Saturday. In a separate incident, a driver drove into a crowd of pedestrians and injured 11.

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