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  • Entertaining moments on NewsOK welcomed in a week of serious news

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: 23 hr ago

    It’s been a serious couple of weeks. NewsOK.com has had updates every day — many times per day — on the unrest in Ferguson. And the site has had the gruesome updates of journalist James Foley killed by Islamic State extremists. And it has had local stories on teacher shortages, high teen birth rates and […]

  • Ice Bucket Challenge - wisdom teeth = THE BEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE VIDEO EVER

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    YouTuber m3gtr0n decided it’d be a great idea to record herself doing the ice bucket challenge an hour after having her wisdom teeth removed. And it’s the funniest darn thing I’ve seen all week. It’s also the best ice bucket challenge video out there. Have a look: Instant replay:

  • Russell Westbrook poses for photo with Russell Westbrook

    Matt Carney | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    I sincerely hope that Russell Westbrook runs his own official Russell Westbrook Facebook page because that would mean that yesterday Russell Westbrook posted a photo of Russell Westbrook posing with a picture of Russell Westbrook while holding a picture of Russell Westbrook to the official Russell Westbrook Facebook page. Russell Westbrook.

  • LOL: Watch GOP Sen. John McCain do the robot at a Hamptons party

    Richard Hall | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The Roots and Jamie Foxx were performing for some Republican dignitaries, and former Republican presidential hopeful John McCain decided he wanted a piece of that. So, he got up on stage and did the only thing he could: The robot.

  • WATCH: Kid flips out after daddy takes his ear and nose

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Children: Bringing the lulz since forever.

  • Share your back-to-school photos with us

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Parents, students and teachers: are you ready for the new school year to start? Share your back-to-school photos with us at NewsOK.com/Now/Submit or download the NewsOK Now App. We’ll select some of the photos to run in the paper and publish them in a gallery on NewsOK.com.

  • Racism: Is the new Taylor Swift music video racist?

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Rapper Earl Sweatshirt thinks so. First, here’s Taylor Swift’s latest music video for her single, “Shake It Off.” And here’s what Earl Sweatshirt had to say about the music video, which features Swift singing and dancing alongside hip hop dancers and women twerking (as well as her dressed like a cheerleader and ballerina): haven’t watched […]

  • Here's how much $100 is worth in Oklahoma

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    If you’re lucky enough to have $100 in your pocket, you’re already ahead of most of America. But, you can also rest assured knowing that $100 will go much further in Oklahoma than in will in many other states. The Tax Foundation put together the following map that shows the relative value of $100 across […]

  • Johnny Football flips the bird at an opposing bench

    Matt Carney | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Midway through the third quarter in the Monday night preseason NFL matchup between the Browns and the Redskins, Johnny Manziel … well, you really don’t need me to explain it much more than this. Watch it below in Vine form, via gifdsports.

  • Robin Williams to star in 'Legend of Zelda' video game?

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    An online petition urging Nintendo to immortalize Robin Williams in a “Legend of Zelda” video game has caught the company’s attention. Williams, who died last week, named his daughter after the title character, Zelda, because he loved the video game series so much. Nintendo responded earlier today to the petition and had this to say: […]

  • Watch something bad happen to James Harden

    Matt Carney | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Okay, it’s not that bad. Now that James Harden’s leading a conference rival and not coming off the Thunder’s bench though, we’ve gotta take what we can get. And what we got today was The Beard and a handful of his USA Basketball teammates taking their turn at the ice bucket challenge that’s gotten so […]

  • Ah, heck no: Plane takes off as tornado touches down behind it

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Nope. Nope nope nope nope nope. Twitter user Robbie Kane (@robbikane) shared an image with the world earlier today of a plane taking off as a tornado was touching down behind it. The plane was headed for Spain as it departed East Midlands Airport in England. Great snap of a Ryanair Plane taking off at […]

  • Email newsletters: A great way to find what’s new on NewsOK

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Years ago, we were very proud about launching our new feature on NewsOK.com. Here I am, writing about it — 13 years later. And it’s still perhaps the best way to get our content delivered to you digitally every day. I’m talking about email newsletters.   We have more than a dozen of them — […]

  • PHOTO: Adrian Peterson autographs a fan's prosthetic leg

    Matt Carney | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Thursday was the Minnesota Vikings’ final day in training camp and it looks like the team’s star running back and former Oklahoma Sooner took a short break to add his John Hancock to a super-fan’s decked out prosthetic leg. Makes you feel all good inside, doesn’t it?

  • PHOTO: Kid's first day of school vs. second day of school

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    We adults often wish for simpler days, like when we were growing up and the only concerns we had was if pizza was going to be the lunch offering at school that day.* While many of us don’t necessarily miss school, we remember the joys of going to school. Learning, friends, and even nap time.* […]

  • Blogger: '10 Types Of Moms That Suck'

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Single mother/blogger Brianne McDonald wrote an interesting post called “10 Types Of Moms That Suck,” and it’s been gaining traction since April. It’s a pretty straight-forward post: McDonald compiled a list of the type of moms she doesn’t think highly of and gave her reasons. She kicked off the post with this: I’m not sure […]

  • LOL: Photos of dads at One Direction concerts

    Richard Hall | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    I’m sure many of you reading this are parents, and I’m sure, as parents, you’ve had to endure things you really didn’t want to, all so your child(ren) could enjoy something. Like a concert. Possibly even a boyband concert. Like, I dunno, One Direction? These dads (bless their hearts) were pictured at One Direction concerts, […]

  • LOL: If alcohol labels told the truth

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    If alcohol labels told the truth, what would they say? One redditor decided to answer that question: View the entire collection.  

  • Video of dog trying to save fish is heartwarmingly sad

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    There’s not much to say about this video, other than this pup has a good heart and is pretty smart.

  • WATCH: Baby goes crazy over remote control (and it's totally hilarious and cute)

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    YouTuber Evelyn Terastvatsatrian recently uploaded a video of her son going absolutely bonkers over a television remote control. It’s hilarious and cute at the same time. Check it out: One of the video’s comments put it pretty well: