December 22, 2014
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.
"Hip-hop is global now ... it doesn't matter if you're white or black."
"They really don't take much risk on the flavor with these things."
Ten people were injured, and following the crash, the driver stabbed himself.
She's a drunk, she hates orphans, and she loves red lipstick. Is there anyone more glamorous?
Got 180 pages and I'm caught in between.
They didn't choose the pug life, but it certainly made 2014 way better.
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?
The epic battle between dog and toothbrush continues.
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.
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.
Girlfriend says: "I want my gift to be a surprise!" Girlfriend means: "ASK MY FRIENDS!"
Participar en algo en lo que no es bueno.
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.
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.
All he needed was a stick of wood and a small blade. THAT'S IT. H/T Reddit user Beznet.
With Orphan Black on hiatus, it's become alarmingly clear that the world needs more Brochu. Let us help you.
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.
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.
Photographer Amos Chapple takes a frigid journey into the coldest region of the world.
"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."
Warning: This post contains lots of hot sideboob.
Each photo is either something wonderful or something terrible. Dare to click. Inspired by Reddit's r/FiftyFifty.
Cher, stop trying to make "Monet" happen. It's not going to happen.
Ni se te ocurra hablarme hasta que haya terminado mis saludos al sol.
Eleven nations on the 15-member council voted in favor of the procedural motion.
You LOVE Christmas music, but do you know the lyrics?
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.
Attackers beat people "using logs, iron bars, empty beer bottles and clenched fists," according to a statement from the organization hosting the event.
Vives en un mundo con un filtro Amaro.
Officers also received calls about a late pizza delivery, a vending machine, and a pair of trainers.
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.
Grimm easily won his reelection bid last month.
BuzzFeed News talks to cybersleuths who remain unconvinced of the FBI's assertion that North Korea was behind the hack.
He's like a kid on Christmas morning!
These are the voices in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that kept our eyes glued to the page. *Ranked in no particular order*
The two sang "Friends In Low Places" and brought down the house.
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.
Sus caderas no mienten, y tampoco lo hace su cara.
The rumor was started thanks to a satirical story on the website Daily Buzz Live.
Votre famille vous fout la honte ? Ça pourrait être bien, bien pire.
Witness the first and last time Nicki Minaj was the least interesting part of a freestyle cipher.
And are willing to climb at nearly 90 degree angles to get it.
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.
But seriously babe, what the hell is with all the birds?
Love it or hate it, last week's Cuba opening is the purest expression of his foreign policy yet. What Axelrod got wrong.
Members of Karachi's Christian community transformed their Yuletide celebrations into a remembrance for the schoolchildren murdered last week.
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.
OSO AMOROSO CON LA MIRADA EN EL HORIZONTE PREGUNTÁNDOSE QUÉ ES UN PLAN DE PENSIONES.
The rumor mill that Dick Costolo's time is running out continues to churn.
"Todo comenzó algún tiempo atrás en Hebraica Pilar (...)"
Because overrated sex acts still deserve extraordinary soundtracks. The definitive ranking of the classic concept album from The Magnetic Fields.
And other psychological terms that we use incorrectly.
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!
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.
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!
"Oh, you may not think I'm pretty, but don't judge on what you see."
Mira, no eres el único que tiene un retrato festivo vergonzoso colgando en casa de tus padres. H/T Fotos familiares raras.
The suspected cyberattack comes just days after President Obama promised a "proportional response" to North Korea's hack of Sony Pictures.
We filled out the Mad Lib included in the Spring '97 Delia's. You're welcome.
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!
"I'm actually gonna do them this year," said everyone ever.
Can Sen. Jon Tester win back the Senate for Democrats while also staying true to his stand against big money in elections?
Just because it's the LAST POSSIBLE MINUTE doesn't mean your gift can't be thoughtful.
"Draco has all the glamour of the anti-hero; girls are very apt to romanticise him."
Monkey business the world needs to hear about right now.
"Could you make my martini extra dirrrrrty please?"
From dystopian to romance, these young adult books stole our hearts in 2014. *Ranked in no particular order*
The alleged thief tried to get the ring back from the pawn shop once she realized its true value. Instead she got arrested.
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.
'Tis the season to travel through time and space.
"We laughed, we cried, we married," said the former member of NSYNC of his special day.
An inside look at the radical movement against Big Personal Hygiene.
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.
Comme regarder son âge au fond des verres à la cantine.
“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.
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.
Bonus: their song of choice was "I've Had the Time of My Life" from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack.
Go ahead and deny these. All of them. But the truth will always come out. Always.
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.
The lorry hit pedestrians in George Square, outside the busy Glasgow Queen Street railway station.
The 1995 Sandra Bullock romcom is the best festive film about love, actually.
Le prochain qui me souhaite un joyeux Noël, je lui fais bouffer son sapin.
A long and rambling statement from Pyongyang threatens "counteraction" against the White House, the Pentagon, and "the whole U.S. mainland."
Obviamente, mi vuelo no va a llegar a su hora.
Vamos simplesmente agradecer por ter vivido para ver tudo isso.
Il y a certaines choses qui ne s'oublient pas.
Luchar contra el crimen no es un trabajo sencillo.
A year after Rosneft announced it was going to buy Morgan Stanley's physical oil-trading assets, the deal collapsed thanks to regulatory pressures.
Proof that you really shouldn't believe everything you read.
The Pontiff's Christmas greetings didn't carry the usual festive tone.
Anti-austerity protestors attacked Charles Michel while he was speaking. It's the most Belgium thing that has ever happened.
Oh sure, I'd love to pay this customs charge for my own Christmas presents.
The nearest coastline was 17 miles away.
Lizzie McGuire? Louis Stevens? RAVEN BAXTER?
Joyce Spakman has been experimenting with make-up since she was 14.
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.
Father Christmas always did have excellent taste.
Tus hijos no tienen ni idea de lo genial que va a ser lo que les espera
The original video of her rescue has been watched over 18 million times.
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.
Elfies are quite clearly the way forward.
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.
"Así que quieres un cambio, pero te gusta el color y quieres mantenerlo a largo ... ¡súper!"
Bad gal RiRi doesn't have time for your shit.
Les enfants les plus cool de leur école. Allez, vous vous rattraperez l'année prochaine.
Pure gold. Moral of the story: Don't take his glasses. Especially not on his wedding day.
It'll be the country's first trial of a member of the royal family since they were reinstated in 1975.
Because Christmas isn't Christmas without watching The Tree Has All the Balls. Via Manchester-based illustrator James Chapman.
The man reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) while driving his car at people.
"Dear mother. Had I known I wouldn't return from school that day, I would've hugged you tightly one last time."
Labour are on course to win just four seats in Scotland in the general election, according to a new poll.
Voyage dans le monde merveilleux de l'érection.
The incident has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
A second man, who was also shot while in the vehicle, is in a stable condition in hospital, police said.
It's more than just heartwarming.
From floral headbands to high fashion glamour, Miranda has been serving us LOOKS all year.
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.
This is a pretty definitive list.
The music grew out of a specific racial, social and political environment, Professor Q explains.
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.
Jenna Marbles: Cool Hair? Check. Cute dogs? Double check. Wisdom that will knock your pants off? Check.
Santa 'Claws' is coming to town!
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.
He eats raw "Guy Pearce Meat" and also has breasts.
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.
"She did it out of respect for her country, that will one day be the country of her children and grandchildren."
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.