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How a Muslim dating app made UK man’s search for a wife go viral

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When giant purple billboards advertising Muhammad Malik’s search to find a wife appeared in London and Birmingham in early January, the 29-year-old financial consultant became an overnight celebrity. His quest attract...

Mitch McConnell’s viral Black voter comments cause widespread furor

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Comments by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell regarding Black voters in the US have gone viral online and sparked widespread outrage. The Kentucky Republican was speaking after Republican senators once again blo...

Meet Lewdle – the dirty version of the viral word-guessing game Wordle

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Name: Lewdle. Age: Brand new. Appearance: A lot like Wordle, at first. Sorry, but I am absolutely determined never to find out what Wordle is. Wordle is a simple online word-guessing game that has taken the world by ...

Why the pure, uncomplicated Wordle is what viral games are all about

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Welcome to Pushing Buttons, the Guardian’s gaming newsletter. If you’d like to receive it in your inbox every week, just pop your email in below – and check your inbox (and spam) for the confirmation email. When I wa...

Covid news live: South Africa says fourth wave has peaked; US will soon see ‘viral blizzard’, expert warns

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Health officials in South Africa say its fourth wave has passed after a dip in infections; the US will see new Covid cases rise dramatically next month, an infectious disease expert warns

What is Wordle? The new viral word game delighting the internet

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If you’ve noticed lots of posts on Twitter containing a bunch of coloured boxes, then you have come across the latest word game sweeping (portions of) the internet: a pleasant little brainteaser named Wordle. Simply ...

Room for one plate: viral TikTok shows off ‘the smallest apartment in New York’

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Most New York stories ultimately revolve around property, but one TikTok user has shown the world just how crushing the city’s rental apartment situation has become despite the Covid-19 pandemic. In a 46-second viral ...

Behind the outrageous viral obituary that people are calling ‘a masterpiece’

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An unusual item appeared, recently, in a newspaper in North Carolina. “A plus-sized Jewish lady redneck died in El Paso on Saturday,” the article announced – before careening through a thousand words of one of the mor...

The Guide #11: the YouTuber going viral for his Netflix knockoff

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I’ve long been fascinated with the mega-YouTuber Jimmy ‘Mr. Beast’ Donaldson, who is 23 years old and richer than God. There’s something perennially fascinating about basically all YouTubers who sit at the top of the ...

‘Send me money’: millionaire pop star Davido’s viral appeal nets £330,000

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The multimillionaire Afrobeats star Davido has said fans and friends paid him more than £300,000 after he asked people on Twitter to send money. The Nigerian-American singer, whose real name is David Adeleke, posted o...

TV tonight: Joe Lycett takes on the oil giants with a viral stunt

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Comedy’s nice guy Joe Lycett – formerly Mr Hugo Boss – is no stranger to sticking it to big business. For his latest viral stunt, the funnyman targeted Shell – standing outside HQ sprayed with oil (well, grey paint),...

British Somali TikTok star delights in Nimco Happy’s viral success

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She is a little-known Somali singer without much of social media presence; fans would be hard pressed to find any information about her online. But Nimco Happy’s catchy song Isii Nafta has conquered the internet this ...

‘I turned against Keisha the Sket for a long time’: Jade LB on returning to her noughties viral story

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Until recently, if you had asked any Black girl between the ages of 25 and 35 if they’d heard of Keisha the Sket, they would a) immediately tell you which secondary school they went to and exactly which class they wer...

Labour conference rivals Matt Hancock’s meet-and-greet video for pure viral horror

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On Sunday, I watched a video of Matt Hancock doing a constituency walkabout, which our former Covid overlord posted and then deleted from his own Twitter account. It’s unclear how many hours or even days of footage th...

Viral TikTok video of IUD removal at home prompts warning from health authorities

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A TikTok user who went viral with a video of herself removing her implanted birth control device has prompted calls among sexual health experts for better monitoring of social media platforms. In a video which has gai...

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