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Giant spider dog You’re waiting for an elevator. The door slides open and you scream upon seeing a giant tarantula feasting upon a man. That’s the sort of scene you’ll find in the viral video where Polish prankster S A Wardega, who’s been doing a series of videos with horror references, dresses a dog in […]

Written by Aleesha Matharu | New Delhi | Updated: September 15, 2014 10:59:50 am

Giant spider dog

You’re waiting for an elevator. The door slides open and you scream upon seeing a giant tarantula feasting upon a man. That’s the sort of scene you’ll find in the viral video where Polish prankster S A Wardega, who’s been doing a series of videos with horror references, dresses a dog in a furry eight-legged costume. He unleashed his “mutant giant spider dog” on unsuspecting victims to their terror, but our delight. Wardega even set up props that look like human body parts caught in a giant web. The star actor in this prank is Chica, the little black dog who, in the light of day, is just adorable (or as certain YouTube comments put it: “adhorrible!”). The video has racked up over 78 million hits since it was uploaded on September 4.

Goth acceptance

Being a teenager is hard. But having parents who go the extra mile can make a big difference. With a message against bullying in schools, German home improvement brand Hornbach has released a new commercial where we see a teen girl dressed all in black who feels out of place in her suburban high school environment. In the 45-second commercial, the teen spends her day at school being harassed and name-called by other students. Even people on the streets while she’s walking home turn away from her or hold their children close. But when she returns home, her father has a surprise that puts a smile on her face. He paints the entire house in a colour close to her heart (black). The video has been watched over 4 million times.

Things that will kill you

It’s hard to keep track of what could kill you these days but if you really want to know, it’s basically everything. College Humor created this dark comedy animation bit where the Grim Reaper lists all the things that can kill a person. There is at least one potential cause of death listed for each letter of the alphabet. The A-Z list of things that we come into contact with regularly that the skeleton gleefully gives us includes fried foods, tobacco, gluten, carbohydrates and even the outdoors. This one is for all the hypochondriacs to agree with and all the hypochondriac haters to laugh at. The video has been viewed nearly a million times since it was uploaded on September 6.

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