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7 ‘World of Warcraft’ Weddings You Won’t Believe

7 'World of Warcraft' Weddings You Won't Believe

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World of Warcraft is known for its dedicated fan base, and we do mean dedicated. That South Park episode parodying how much players invest in the game isn’t much of an exaggeration for some people.

Regardless of your addiction level, the game offers a virtual world where you can form complex relationships and alliances with your fellow players. Marriage is just the next step.

WoW doesn’t have an official system to link two characters or accounts in digital matrimony, but that hasn’t stopped some players from getting hitched anyway. In fact, some guilds manage to pull off some pretty swanky events, and just like IRL (in real life, for you non-gamers), the wedding ceremonies usually end with some serious partying.

Here are our top seven picks for WoW weddings: the good, the bad and the ridiculous. Let us know your favorite in the comments below.

1. The Beautiful Ceremony

Here we have a beautiful World of Warcraft wedding video made by YouTube user Spotcats. As silly as it may seem, this is actually an awesome video, complete with a heartwarming soundtrack (the ceremony is set to “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain — classic — and the reception includes “A Matter of Trust” by Billy Joel).

Nicely done, Spotcats.

2. The Wedding Crashers

When these two wedding crashers stumble upon what they think is a role-play wedding, they watch the ceremony, take part in a fireworks celebration and then one of them jokingly objects.

Then they discover that the couple had actually met through WoW and were getting married in real life. Oopsie.

3. The Irreverent Celebration

Warning: NSFW language.

Most of this ceremony is in Swedish, but it doesn’t take a linguist to realize that this is the least religious ceremony to ever take place, especially when the groom motorboats the bride and whole wedding party goes for a “sexy” dip in a nearby fountain.

Other highlights include a lot of celebratory fistpumping, the mourning of a dead squirrel and the priest’s weird dirty dancing when the group goes to celebrate.

4. The Unruly Guest

This is actually quite a lovely video, with the possible exception of the gnome who keeps trying to mack on the bride and is insulted when she actually goes through with the wedding. This is a good example for why you should be very selective when inviting people to your fake wedding.

5. The Dragon-Bearers

Here’s another set of crashers, with a twist. When this group decided they wanted to crash the wedding, they knew there was only one way to go: dragons.

Watch them get accustomed to their new dragon bodies, troll the wedding and then start an orgy with the other guests. Now isn’t that the strangest sentence you’ve ever read?

6. The Matrimonial Massacre

It started out like a fairytale — a dream wedding in the picturesque Stormwind Cathedral … until a horde raids the party and kills everyone involved. We apologize for any Red Wedding-related flashbacks this may have caused.

7. The Wedding Singers

While this couple chose a lovely spot for their nuptials, we can’t help but doubt their music choices. The epic battle march in the opening shots seemed out of place — that is, until we heard Barry White playing during the ceremony, which drained the romance and instead made it seem like stuff was about to get weird.

The best moment, however, has to be the heartfelt duet to Aerosmith’s “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” between the bride and groom. Now that’s a touching moment we’re glad we didn’t miss.

Mashable composite: image courtesy of Flickr, sobcontrollers

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/07/06/world-of-warcraft-weddings/

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The Awkward Moment Will.i.am Turned His Chair Around By Mistake On The Voice..

The Awkward Moment Will.i.am Turned His Chair Around By Mistake On The Voice..

We can only imagine how utterly nerve-wracking it must be to go on The Voice..

Singing to the back of four chairs seems somehow more intimidating than singing to people’s actual faces. And the rejection – ifnone of those four chairs spin around – must be pretty crushing…

Anyway, hopeful Alaric Green – singing Josh Groban’s Broken Vow – was one of the lucky contestants, with two judges hitting those big red buttons during his performance on Saturday night’s show. He had Will.i.am and Ricky Wilson, but, as it transpired, it looks like Will.i.am might have spun around by accident…

(If you’re not interested in Alaric’s interview, his performance starts about a minute in).

Things worked out well for Alaric though. He joined Ricky’s team and will advance to the next stage of the competition…

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/02/the-awkward-moment-will-i-am-turned-his-chair-around-by-mistake-on-the-voice-78814/

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University Fees Set To Rise Above £9,000 As Part Of Educational Reform

University Fees Set To Rise Above £9,000 As Part Of Educational Reform

New government measures – announced today – will allow UK universities to raise their fees over the current 9,000threshold.

This won’t be all universities – only those that excel when it comes to teaching – but critics are already arguing that it will prevent less-privileged students from accessing a high quality education.

Basically, universities are going to be forced to publish information concerning how long their students spend in lectures, and what they earn once they graduate. Their teaching will also be rated, and based on all this, it’ll be decided if they can raises their fees (with no upper limit), or not.

These new measures are being put in place to “tackle the skills shortfall in some employment sectors and encourage universities to provide a higher quality of teaching”.

As well as letting the top universities raise their fees, the government is also going to award university status to private colleges and “challenger institutions”. This will introduce a lot of competition, as it means that companies – such as Facebook, Apple or Google – could start their own universities, and award degrees.

From next year, universities will also have to reveal thegender, background and ethnicity of their intake, and it will become easier for students to switch courses, or even university.

The governmenthas also proposed that a watchdog be created, to make sure that the consumer rights of students are protected, and that their education is value for money.

What do you think of these reforms? Let us know in the comments!

Image Credit: Huffington Post

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/05/university-fees-set-to-rise-above-9000-as-part-of-educational-reform-91833/

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Brand New Trailer For Season 2 Of ‘Narcos’ Has Just Dropped

Brand New Trailer For Season 2 Of ‘Narcos’ Has Just Dropped

I hope you’re sitting down, because sh*t is about to get seriously real. Netflix have finally graced us with a trailer for the much loved second series of their show ‘Narcos’.

The show follows the life of notorious kingpin and world’s richest criminal, Pablo Escobar, and has won itself critical acclaim and many, many hardcore fans.

Fans who were left craving more. Much, much more.

But huzzah, no need to fear – they announced the second series would return on the 2nd of September 2016. Yes. In like two months. Hallelujah!

As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve been blessed with a whole two minutes of scenes from the new series:

September can’t come fast enough.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/07/brand-new-trailer-for-season-2-of-etflix-show-narcos-has-just-dropped-99188/

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Jilted Bride Invites Homeless People To Her Wedding Banquet

Jilted Bride Invites Homeless People To Her Wedding Banquet

When her fiance called off their wedding, with less than a week to go before the big day, Quinn Duane was devastated. And so was her family.

Landon Borup had proposed to Quinn over an Easter meal – asking each member of each of their familiesto read herone of thereasons that he loved her. But with just days to go before the wedding, he got cold feet and called it all off.

Devastated, Quinn’s family were determined that some good would come from the heartbreak. Instead of cancelling the $35,000 celebration, they decided to donate it tothose less fortunate, who would really appreciate it.

So on the day that Kari Duane thought she would watch her daughter get married, she instead found herself in a banquet hall, welcoming Sarcamento’s homeless to enjoy the lavish meal.

Families, single parents, grandparents and newborns all came, and they were infinitely grateful to Kari.

One woman, arriving with herfive children, told KRCA:

“To lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving, really kind”

Although the day was still painfulfor the family – with Quinn unable to face her would-be wedding celebration, and staying at home – they were glad that their money didn’t go to waste. As Kari said:

“I feel a lot of heartache and heartbreak for her, but I will take away something good from this, I will.”

With her honeymoon non-refundable, Quinn and Kari jetted off to Belize yesterday.

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2015/10/11this-mother-donated-her-jilted-daughters-wedding-banquet-to-homeless-people-64945/

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EA to Shutter ‘SimCity Social,’ ‘The Sims Social,’ ‘Pet Society’

EA to Shutter 'SimCity Social,' 'The Sims Social,' 'Pet Society'

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EA is shuttering three of its Facebook games on June 14: Sim City Social, The Sims Social and Pet Society.

Those games’ players are being notified by the Playfish forums and the Facebook fan pages. Players are encouraged to spend all their in-game currency before June 14.

Sim City Social was announced last year and released on June 25, meaning it will have survived for only a year. The game was developed by Playfish and Maxis, and allowed players to collaborate on cities.

The Sims Social was the Facebook spinoff of EA’s dominant simulation game. It was released in 2011 and rose to the top of Facebook’s app charts, becoming second only to Farmville in popularity. In the past six months, however, it had seen a decline in users.

Pet Society was developed and released by Playfish Games before it was acquired by EA for $300 million in 2009. It allowed players to create and customize their own pets, and then interact with other friends across the game. Pet Society had an immense following and had been on Facebook since 2008.

This announcement comes after EA decided to shutter other Facebook games; EA Sports NFL Madden Superstars and EA Sports NHL Superstars are both being shuttered May 14. EA could be re-evaluating its position in the social games market with these closures, but the games represent most of the titles Playfish supported. Another of the developer’s games, a hidden object game called JetSet Secrets released in September, is being retired later this month.

For devoted players of those social games, these closures might represent another reason to be bitter at EA, which was voted Worst Company in America by Consumerist readers just last week.

Did you play SimCity Social, The Sims Social or Pet Society? Share your memories of those games with us in the comments.

Image courtesy SimCity Social Facebook

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/04/15/ea-closing-facebook-games/

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French Gymnast Suffers Horrific Leg Break During Olympics

French Gymnast Suffers Horrific Leg Break During Olympics

French gymnastSamir Ait Said’s Olympics ended last night, when his leg broke as he was taking part in the men’s vault.

The 26-year-old landed awkwardly, and the sound of his bone snapping could reportedly be heard throughout the stadium.

He was quickly tended to by medics, and was stretchered off to a standing ovation.

(Warning – if you’re squeamish, you might not like the following images…)

You can watch the moment Samir broke his leg here:

The French Olympic team tweeted that Samirfractured his tibia and fibula, and would be having surgery soon.

They also reported that he thanked his well-wishers, and promised to win gold at Tokyo in four years time.

We wish him all the best, and hope that he makes a speedy recovery.

Image Credits: Getty

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/08/french-gymnast-suffers-horrific-leg-break-during-olympics-101154/

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If Countries Had Facebook During WWII

If Countries Had Facebook During WWII

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15 People Admitted To Their Weirdest Porn Searches Online

15 People Admitted To Their Weirdest Porn Searches Online

Not that I would right now but, when you’re in the mood, you can never really account for what’s going to take your fancy when it gets to the crunch time.

That being said, we all have our boundaries. I draw the line on nudity and heavy petting. Some people draw the line at non-humans. Whatever floats your boat (as long as it’s legal).

Here are some of the weirdest porn searches that people have admitted to looking for…

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See? Maybe your fetishes don’t seems all that weird now..?

Or maybe they’re still atrocious.

What do you think? let us know what you’ve searched for in the comments if you’re brave enough!

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Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/05/15-people-admitted-to-their-weirdest-porn-searches-online-92171/

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Teenager Stumbles Across Dead Body While Out Playing ‘Pokemon GO’

Teenager Stumbles Across Dead Body While Out Playing ‘Pokemon GO’

Just when you thought we, as a society, couldn’t get lazier – the people who make video games have even started worrying for us, and inventing ways to get us out of the house.

Pokemon GO is a game where you have to wander around to try and catch them all. It was released earlier this week in America, but hasn’t been officially released yet in the UK. You can, however, log into the American app store and get it that way.

Since it’s release, the game has caused lots of weird happenings. Mostly just, you know, people leaving the house.

The weirdest however has to be 19-year-old Shayla Wiggins, who found adead body floating in the Wind River, Wyoming.
Shayla toldCounty 10 that she woke up earlyyesterdaymorning just to play Pokemon GO.

“I was trying to get a Pokmon from a natural water resource,” she explained. She said that she jumped over the fence to go towards the river in search of a Pokmon.

“I was walking towards the bridge along the shore when I saw something in the water. I had to take a second look and I realized it was a body.”

She said the figure was floating about three feet from the shore, and it seemedlike the body of an average sized male.

“It was pretty shocking,” Shayla said. “I didn’t really know what to do at first. But I called 911 right away and they came really quickly.” Shortly after authorities arrived they took Shayla down to the scene where she had indicated she found the body.
Detectives told Shayla that they thought the body had been there for less than 24 hours.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office has released the following information: The death appears to be accidental in nature and possibly that of a drowning. There is no evidence at this time that would indicate foul play. Evidence located at the scene has led investigators to believe the man went into the water at the location he was found.

So, guys. There’s more to look out for in the world than just Pokemon. Make sure you look where you’re walking…

Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2016/07/teenager-stumbles-across-dead-body-while-out-playing-pokemon-go-97956/