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December 23, 2014

The 27 Most Badass Women On TV In 2014

More of these ladies in 2015, please! #Knope2016

16 Reasons "The Ref" Is Definitively The Best Christmas Movie Of All Time

Take several seats, Home Alone, Die Hard, and Love, Actually, because The Ref is actually the greatest Christmas movie of all time.

Four People Killed, 50 Others Injured After Tornado Hits Mississippi

The storm also flipped cars, downed power lines and damaged buildings in the Columbia, Mississippi, area.

How Much Of A Krampus Are You?

Don't let us KRAMP your style. lol. Sorry.

Super Last Minute Gift Ideas

'Twas the night before the day the mall is closed for Christmas. You can't order anything online-- so here is a last-minute gift guide that can knock some of those christmas socks off!

16 Memorable Crime Stories We Published This Year

A high school teacher who abused his students. A Georgia prison allegedly covering up the rape of a trans inmate. The chaotic aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson. The brief life and baffling death of an unarmed man shot dead by police in a Wal-Mart. A disappearing wage thief. The downfall of Mississippi's most progressive prison reformer. Here are a few of the most memorable crime stories published by BuzzFeed News in 2014.

The 12 Most Successful Original Films Of 2014

Movies that are not sequels, prequels, remakes, or adaptations of novels, comic books, popular toy lines, or true stories are growing ever more scarce — but some did, at least, make money this year.

19 Moments Every Big Family Experiences Each Holiday Season

Time to decide who is going to sit at the kid's table.

9 Perks Of Being A Tall Girl

You're not blocking the view because you ARE the view.

U.S. Kicks African Nation From Trade Agreement Over Anti-LGBT Crackdown

"For the first time the gay community really is coming together to get equal consideration in U.S. foreign policy," activists tell BuzzFeed News.

Kanye's 'Yeezus' Is Reimagined As A Christmas Album

"Kid asked what I wished for on my wishlist / Have you ever asked a kid for other kidses?"

9 Mind-Blowing Barbie Facts

Her boobs grow.

"The Interview” Had A Surprise Christmas Eve Release Online, Streaming On YouTube And Google Play

UPDATE: In addition to upwards of 300 theaters, the most controversial movie ever is available on YouTube, Sony, Microsoft Xbox, and Google Play in the U.S., starting at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET on Dec. 24.

2014 Was Another Exceptionally Deadly Year For Reporters

Covering the news can come at a horrible price.

13 TV Shows You Should Watch Over The Holidays

Because obviously TV is better than spending time with your drunken family.

The Best And Worst Places To Take A First Date

Drinks? Coffee? Bungee jumping?

Revisiting Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter's 7 Iconic Collaborations

In the wake of the couple's split, let's look back on their amazing 12-year span of collaborations.

How The Most Important Movie Of The Year Came To Be

Originally, Selma focused on President Lyndon B. Johnson, until director Ava DuVernay stepped in. “I wasn’t interested in telling the story of a white savior,” she told BuzzFeed News.

Las 21 situaciones más incómodas en la historia

Hey, ¿las cosas se están poniendo incómodas para ti?Créeme, siempre podría ser peor.

25 Of The Most Beautiful Literary Quotes About Christmas

These 25 quotes from writers prove it's the most wonderful time of the year.

Helena Bonham Carter And Tim Burton Split Up After 13 Years Together

A nightmare before Christmas, some would say.

27 Things You've Always Wanted To Know About Jordin Sparks

The birthday girl reveals her first AIM screenname, her go-to karaoke song, and the story behind her new #ByeFelicia mixtape.

68 Thoughts You Have At The Airport Right Before Christmas

All I want for Christmas is to get the hell out of this airport.

The 35 Best Episodes Of Television In 2014

From Game of Thrones to Family Guy, BuzzFeed staffers pick their favorite installments of TV this year. Presented in no particular order.

NYPD Officer Killed In Brooklyn Had A History As A Graffiti Artist

Friends of Officer Rafael Ramos remember him as an “extraordinary person” involved in East New York’s hip-hop movement.

Víspera de año nuevo en Instagram vs. la vida real

Seamos honestos, a medianoche probablemente estés dormido o comiendo pizza.

It's The Last Night Of Hanukkah, So Here Is A Menorah Bong

Change the way you celebrate with the ultimate Hanukkah gift.

33 Things You'll Miss When You Leave San Francisco

You're leaving more than just your heart in San Francisco

Which Sex Toy Should You Get For Christmas?

'Tis the season to treat yoself. Kinda NSFW.

We Asked 25 People If They'd Go On A One-Way Trip To Mars

I asked people in Times Square if they want to go to the red planet, even if it means they'll die there. This is what they said.

19 Dogs Meeting Santa For The First Time

“If ~hypothetically speaking~, I just farted…am I still on the 'nice' list?”

26 Reasons You Should Be Obsessed With "Key & Peele"

This list is the key to an appealing TV show.

Southwest Jet Collides With American Airlines Plane At LaGuardia Airport

No injuries were reported when the two planes collided on the tarmac near a passenger gate Tuesday, airlines officials said.

15 Astonishing Photos Capture A Whole Day In One Shot

Photographer Stephen Wilkes painstakingly blends thousands of images to form his stunning works of art.

25 Times Lee Pace Won Your Heart In 2014

And, um, maybe also destroyed your loins.

Grand Jury Clears Houston Cop Who Killed A 26-Year-Old Unarmed Black Man

Officer Juventino Castro was cleared by a grand jury Tuesday for the fatal shooting of Jordan Baker in January.

Life Lessons From A Christmas Story

You'll shoot your eye out, kid!

What Is The Best Free Gift You've Ever Received?

♫ My love don't cost a thing♫

27 Boozy Desserts To Make This Christmas

This year I asked Santa to bring me a cake full of bourbon.

19 regalos que tu perro te da todos los días

¡No tiene que ser Navidad para poder recibir regalos!

Giant Men Get Piggyback Rides

"I thought I was tall until today."

Five Arrested For Allegedly Smuggling 153 Guns On Commercial Flights To New York

The NYPD and the FBI cooperated on the months-long investigation, leading to the arrest of two former Delta Airlines employees. The conspirators allegedly brought loaded guns on board commercial flights in their carry-on luggage.

This Charity Sends Christmas Cards To Prison Rape Survivors

Every year, a group of men and women who were sexually assaulted while incarcerated gather to write holiday cards to victims still behind bars.

25 Thoughts You Have When Doing Last-Minute Christmas Shopping At A Mall

Don't do it. For the love of God, just don't!

14 Times GQ Covers Summed Up The '80s

Exclamation points because everyone's doing the cocaine!

20 Recetas deliciosas que puedes hacer con galletas María

¿Sabías que las galletas María fueron creadas en Londres? Bien, ahora puedes seguir comiendo.

17 Heartwarming Christmas Stories That Will Make You Tear Up Every Time

"It's touching to know people do things not for praise but out of the goodness of their hearts."

21 Reasons Your Horse Is Always The Best Present

Because they're even more than best friends.

18 réactions que ceux qui sortent beaucoup reconnaîtront

Poussez vous, j'arrive sur le dancefloor.

15 Of The Countriest Country Christmas Songs

Grandma got run over by a reindeer, y'all.

New York Congressman Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion, Won't Step Down

Grimm faces up to three years in prison. He'll be sentenced June 8.

22 niños que están totalmente cansados de sus fotos con Santa Claus

O las 22 veces que la felicitación navideña de una familia quedó arruinada.

FDA Recommends Relaxing Ban On Gay Men Donating Blood — With A Big Caveat

The Food and Drug Administration recommends a policy that would allow blood donations from men who have abstained from sex with another man for one year. LGBT advocates say the recommendation doesn't go far enough.

Two Men Charged As Part Of Anti-Terror Operation In Australia

The arrests came as Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned the risk of a terror attack was high following the Sydney cafe siege.

The 35 Britney Spears Headlines That Defined 2014

It was a busy year for The Army.

35 Arthur Reactions For Everyday Situations

What a wonderful kind of day!

For The Past 20 Years, This Man And His Dogs Have Created The Most Magical Christmas Cards

Nothing like a cute dog and a talented photographer to get you in the Christmas spirit!

The Force Is Strong With This Low-Budget Remake Of The STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer

I think J.J. Abrams might approve of this "special edition" of this film.

10 Liz Lemon GIFs That Illustrate Your Love Of Food During The Holidays

Gravy, pumpkin pie, cookies, stuffing, eggnog, HAM? I WANT TO GO TO THERE.

12 Christmas Carols Rewritten For Single People

♫ All I want for Christmas is food ♫

Furries Say They Aren't A Fetish, They're A Community, And They're Ready To Be Taken Seriously

What does it mean to be a furry in 2014? An intimate look at the people ridiculed for their love of dressing up in furry animal costumes.

How Well Do You Know Festivus?

"I got a lot of problems with you people, and now, you're gonna hear about it!"

Holiday Book Guide For Teenagers

Not sure what to get your teen for the holidays? We've got you covered! Check out these great books that are perfect for any teenager.

Las 18 tendencias de belleza más importantes de 2014

Tatuajes temporales e Insta-glam.

An Oral History Of The Birth Of New York Hardcore

Members of Bad Brains, Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, and more remember Max's Kansas City. An excerpt from NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990, by Tony Rettman.

Noël : le drinking game pour survivre aux fêtes

Attention : il se peut que vous soyez bourrés avant l'arrivée du plat principal.

Astro Answers 37 Random Questions

The actor and musician sits down and answers some very important questions.

A Father Was Reportedly Killed When He Wouldn't Hand Over His Money For Christmas Gifts

Miguel Haro promised to get his 10-year-old daughter a tablet for Christmas. Chicago police told BuzzFeed News the investigation is ongoing.

Thousands Of People Just Attended An Anti-Islam Rally In Germany

The gathering was brought together by a new group called "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident."

190 Sharks In 60 Seconds

Great Whites in slow-mo. What could be better?

Tell Us About Yourself(ie): Cary Elwes

The actor takes our Q&A!

Greatest BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Cover's Of 2014

2014 was the year we found out Barry Chuckle has some moves!

Which Of The Five Golden Rings Are You?

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me... But which one are you?

14 Perfect Pillows To Make Your Spirit Bright

You need these for a successful 2015.

"The Interview" Will Have A Limited Release On Christmas Day After All

Sony's announcement comes less than a week after the film studio canceled the Dec. 25 release of the James Franco–Seth Rogen movie in the wake of hacker threats.

A Short History Of The Feud Between New York City's Mayor And The NYPD

The tension didn't just begin after two officers were assassinated in Brooklyn on Saturday — it goes back years and involves Al Sharpton, stop-and-frisk, and an inspector general. And the next battle — negotiating two major union contracts — is looming.

20 Sardonic Responses To Heartfelt Moments In Movies

Let's just take that nice moment...and ruin it.

"Canadian Cannibal" Found Guilty Of Murder

Luka Rocco Magnotta, who triggered an international manhunt in 2012 after murdering and dismembering Chinese student Jun Lin — then mailing body parts to political parties and schools after posting a video online of the dismemberment — was found guilty of first degree murder.

"Legend Of Korra" Creators Confirm The Show's First Same-Sex Couple

In the series finale, but hey, we'll take what we can get. KORRASAMI IS REAL.

24 cosas que describen perfectamente lo que es ser un emigrante durante Navidad

Por supuesto, estaría encantado de pagar los costos de aduana por mis propios regalos de Navidad.

Girl's Lemonade Stand Shut Down By Council Over Health And Safety Concerns

When life you gives lemons, crush a little girl's dreams.

People On Yik Yak Helped This Couple Meet In Real Life

Love will always find a way, even on anonymous messaging apps.

15 Iconic Moments That Janet Jackson Fans Will Never Get Over

Your favorite pop star's favorite pop star.

19 Times People Got Body-Shamed In 2014

Fat-shaming, skinny-shaming, food-shaming, butt-shaming, clothing-shaming... You name it, 2014 had it all.

66 Things My Friend Who Hates "Love Actually" Said When We Watched "Love Actually"

"That's what you get for writing your [redacted] novel on a [redacted] dock."

26 Albums Turning 10 In 2015 That Will Make You Feel Ancient

These are the albums that won us over nearly a decade ago.

19 Puppies On Their First Day Of School

School is way cuter when you're a puppy.

21 Selfis que no fueron muy bien pensados

No se olviden de inspeccionar detalladamente todas sus fotos antes de subirlas al internet.

Schönheitskniffe für faule Mädels

Mehr als 5 Minuten brauchst Du nicht, um umwerfend auszusehen.

Poll: Which Christmas Chocolate Is Best?

Quality Street or Roses? The nation decides.

10 Reasons To Be Obsessed With Marina & The Diamonds

If you're not already a superfan of Marina and her music, keep reading, and be persuaded, dear reader!

25 Christmas Trees That Forgot How To Christmas Tree

You had one job, Christmas tree!

18 People Who Had The Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday

♫ Got your girl in the cut and she choosey ♫

Which Euro Hit Is Your Christmas Anthem?

Pop out of bed and run downstairs, turn on the tunes and unwrap the presents! Everyone has a Euro hit Christmas Anthem... which one is yours?

26 Of The Most Dad Gifts Dads Have Ever Given For Christmas

Enough with the tape and staplers, dads.

35 Delicious No-Bake Treats For Santa

Santa doesn't have time to wait for cookies to come out of the oven. He has billions of stops to make in one night!

10 Things We're Looking Forward To This Christmas

Turns out it's more than just food and presents.

This UKIP Candidate Said A "Homosexual Donkey" Tried To Rape His Horse

John Rees-Evans was responding to quote by a UKIP member who claimed that "some homosexuals prefer sex with animals."

This Family Knocks Their Christmas Cards Out Of The Park Every Year

Like, they're basically the Babe Ruth(s) of family Christmas cards.

Yazidi Women And Girls Recount Horrors Of ISIS Sexual Slavery

A new report by Amnesty International has highlighted the horrific ordeals women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi minority have experienced at the hands of ISIS fighters.

24 Times Private Eye Nailed It In 2014

There was so much to mock this year. Private Eye did not let us down.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Wants The "Free Jahar" Fangirls To Go Away

The Boston Marathon bombing defendant has filed a motion to have his so-called "supporters" banned from demonstrating outside the courthouse during the trial.

Keurig Recalling 7 Million Faulty Coffee Makers

Some "Mini Plus Brewing Systems" can overheat and spray hot water during brewing.

13 Times Tyler Oakley Completely Owned 2014

YouTube sensation and advocate for LGBTQ youth, Tyler Oakley has been a common name among the internet for years. But 2014 was the year he topped his game.

Milwaukee County Sheriff Says "Not Seeing A Weapon Is Irrelevant" When Police Shoot People

David A. Clarke Jr., who is black, also believes that Eric Garner's death was an accident and that people should wear "Police Lives Matter" t-shirts.

13 Ways To Have The Best Makeup At The Holiday Party

May your face be merry and bright.

Les 50 posts les plus partagés sur Facebook en 2014

Apparemment tout le monde adore les Minions...

Los peores comerciales navideños en la historia

Son tan malos, que son buenos... para reírse mucho.

This Is How People Asked Embarrassing Questions Before The Internet

Welcome to the New York Public Library's vault of strange questions. H/T Gothamist.

Which "Vanderpump Rules" Star Are You?

She deserved to be slapped.

Italian Circus Painted Two Dogs And Passed Them Off As Pandas

The circus painted the ears and backs of the dogs and charged people to take photos with the "pandas."

19 problèmes que rencontrent tous ceux qui ont un chat

N'oubliez jamais : c'est vous qui habitez chez lui.

Las transformaciones con el increíble maquillaje que esta mujer crea son espeluznantes pero a la vez hermosos.

Joyce Spakman ha estado experimentando con maquillaje desde los 14 años.

17 Reasons Evan Peters Dominates Your Darkest Fantasies

Fries before guys. Unless you're Evan Peters, of course.

This Student Claims She Was The Laughing Sun Baby In The "Teletubbies"

Jess Smith decided to break cover while making friends at university.

19 Confessions Of Everyone Who Hates New Year's

My resolution is to never celebrate NYE again.

What Should Your New Year's Resolution Be?

What should you change next year?

17 Things That Happen When You Develop A Crush

Narrated by Rocky Horror GIFs.

27 artículos inspirados en Disney que cualquier fan debería tener

Haz que estas preciosidades formen parte de tu mundo.

20 femmes des années 1970 absolument superbes

Le style, c'était mieux avant. H/T: 70sbabes.

U.S. Economy Expanded At A 5% Annual Rate In Third Quarter

New data shows the economy is growing at its fastest pace in a decade.

16 Times Ed Miliband Delighted Us In 2014

From bacon sandwiches to Gareth, this year has had some particularly memorable highlights.

Meet The Mumbai Band Whose Christmas Song Is Taking Over The World

BuzzFeed India spoke to Zarir Warden and Garth D'Mello of "The Other People," a Bombay band whose new single "Christmas Is Here" is making waves all around the world.

16 Things Every British Muslim At Christmas Knows To Be True

Let’s face it: Being a Muslim at Christmas time is tough.

19 Things You'll Only Understand If You Share A Birthday With Jesus

Don't expect to get me a Christmas/birthday present and still be my friend OK?

Vinyl Diplomacy: How The US Ambassador Is Using Indie Music To Get Ahead

Matthew Barzun is hosting gigs at his official residence – in between dealing with CIA reports, John Kerry and the "special relationship". BuzzFeed News went record shopping with him.

Algerian Army Kills Militant Who Beheaded French Hiker

Abdelmalek Gouri and two associates were killed late Monday.

Das sind die Menschen, die das Abendland beschützen wollen

Der Tumblr Wirr sind das Volk offenbart das ganze Elend der PEGIDA-Demos.

People Are Causing Chaos For UKIP By Setting Up Fake Twitter Accounts

The problem is that people believe the fake accounts could be run by real UKIP members.

43 Resolutions Every Indian Must Make For 2015

"I must not call waiters by making loud kissy noises at them."

24 Impresionantes fotos de la construcción del edificio Empire State

Construido durante la gran depresión, el proyecto tomó poco más de un año. La naturaleza peligrosa se la construcción del entonces edificio más alto del mundo puede ser apreciada en estas fotos de la colección de la biblioteca pública de Nueva York.

The Top 10 Weirdest Australian Animals You've Never Heard Of

Everyone knows that as Australia separated from Pangea, and later Gondwanaland, it became a continent rich with unusual fauna found nowhere else! Behold, a list of creatures that'll either creep you out, take you back to your childhood, or intrigue you because they're just plain... weird.

37 fois où Benedict Cumberbatch a régné sur 2014

L'acteur britannique était vraiment partout cette année.

Ukraine Votes To Drop "Non-Aligned" Status

The move could pave the way to closer ties with NATO – and anger Russia.

One Direction, Jimmy Fallon And The Roots Have Given Us An Early Christmas Treat

The supergroup performed "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" on The Tonight Show.

27 "Simpsons" Tattoos That Are Total Genius

They've really embiggened their bodies with this cromulent ink. H/T: TheSimpsonsTattoo.

14 Words And Phrases That Mean Something Different To Women In India

Home is where the heart is / home is where you should reach before sundown to be safe.

17 photos de Noël traumatisantes

Vous verrez, vous n'êtes pas les seuls à avoir des photos de fêtes gênantes accrochées au mur chez vos parents. H/T Awkward Family Photos.

17 types de personnes que l'on croise dans toutes les salles de sport

Diverses espèces de sportifs, observées dans leur habitat naturel.

46 Reasons You Need To Move To Manchester

Spend a bit of time here, and you'll never want to leave.

So sieht Weihnachten wirklich aus

Es hätte so schön werden können.

23 Reasons Why Pandas Are The Biggest Jerks On The Planet

Don't believe the hype. H/T The two people who suggested this post to me at a party.

Why Korrasami Matters

It's high time LGBT+ people get representation in children's media...and for bisexuals to get recognition.

24 Things That Happen When Sisters Are Reunited

Never knew how much I missed ya.

The 12 Days Of Christmas For The Indian Woman

On the first day of Christmas, my India gave to me an ancient fucking patriarchy.

This Is How Robin Williams Helped A Young Co-Star Get A Date To The Prom

"All morning, Robin was pitching more ideas. He was saying: 'Can I say this? Would it be appropriate to say this?'"

26 épisodes de Noël inoubliables

De « Friends » à « Community » ou « 2 Broke Girls », en passant par « The Office », « Grey’s Anatomy » ou encore « Doctor Who », voici 15 épisodes mémorables de Noël. A découvrir ou redécouvrir pendant les fêtes.

The Moment After High School, And You're Going To College

Does this happens to you also? Comment below!

24 comportements de connards qu'on a tous eu un jour ou l'autre

Nous sommes tous des connards. Qu'on le veuille ou non.

Best Reasons To Drink During The Twilight Series

Because who doesn't need a reason to get drunk while watching twilight?

17 Things People With Big Hands Know All Too Well

Some may argue we've got the whole world in our hands, but here is some critical evidence that proves having big hands is actually the worst thing.

Which CW's "Arrow" Character Are You?

Have you failed this city?

The Draft Campaign Elizabeth Warren Didn’t Ask For But Hasn’t Killed

Elizabeth Warren isn't running for president. But the senator’s electromagnetic pull has produced a sprawling, complicated draft effort that could define the progressive movement — and prove rewarding or risky for Warren.

The 8 Stages A Person Goes Through When You Tell Them Your College Gives Final Exams After Winter Break

Thank you for your condolences, but they are not going to help me pass my exams.

U.S. Helped Imprisoned Cuban Spy Artificially Inseminate His Wife

The United States helped collect the sperm of a spy locked up in California and then send it to his wife. The couple is expecting a baby in two weeks.

Sony Threatens Legal Action Against Twitter, Users Over Hacked Emails

Sony previously told publishers including the New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter to stop publishing the "stolen information" released by hackers.

Beyonce's Greatest Performances

Considering every performance of The Queen is great, this was pretty hard to do.

9 Best Friend Vows

I vow to be your best friend forever!

13 Reasons Why Baz Should Come Back For Sharknado 3

A logical list to let Syfy know we all want this. These are in no particular order of importance.

If People Who Dislike Children Said What's On Their Mind

I would prefer not to hold your baby.

Your Body During Sex

do it again and again and again and again…

Watch The Craziest Weather Videos Of 2014

Mother Nature got crazy out there this year.

A Brief History Of The Rise And Fall Of Ansett Australia

The former Australian airline gave Qantas a run for its money.

15 Christmas Wishes And Ecards To Share On Your Social Media Sites

Spread the holiday cheer with your warmest Christmas greetings

First Round's Holiday Parody Video Is Everything You Need

Sia's Chandelier, Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass, Sam Smith's Stay With Me, Pharrell Williams' Happy, some Taylor Swift, and more...

Queensland Police Actually Just Made A Nickelback Joke

Nobody wants a piece of the Chad :'(

Hello, Here Are Some Mongooses Playing In A Ball Pit

It's exactly what it sounds like and it's amazing.

38 Stages Of Moving Into A New House

Lifting, screaming, and crying.

What Level Sassy Are You?

Are sassy pants part of your wardrobe?

Australians Experience Snow For The First Time

“I don’t even own pants.”

This Song Perfectly Sums Up Christmas In Australia

Spoiler Alert: On Christmas day it's still hot and everything still wants to kill you!

19 Vintage Sexist Christmas Ads That Hilariously Failed

The only thing they managed to advertise was sexism.

This Video Perfectly Describes What It's Like To Be A People Watcher

"How long do you think that couple has been together?"

The Guy In Mac Lethal's "Cheating Girlfriend" Video Claims The Rapper Made Everything Up

Update: "Daryl," the guy whose picture was shown in the video, has said on Reddit that the whole situation was invented by Mac Lethal. The rapper responded to BuzzFeed News that he apologizes for not verifying the picture's authenticity.

How Are You Spending Your Christmas Eve?

The night before the most exciting day of the year!

What It Was Like Watching Television In 2004 Vs. 2014

A lot can change in a decade, but it doesn't always.

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