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How to become the coolest, most popular guy in your high school?

Ask Kate Upton to the prom. How to become the second coolest?

Ask Netflix ... and have the streaming company actually go!

Muthana Sweis, a 17-year-old from Chicago, asked Netflix via Twitter (seriously) if it would go with him to junior prom if his tweet got 1,000 retweets.

He got them. And Netflix obliged, posting on its official account: "We said yes! We’re third wheeling to #Prom2014 with @muthanasweis and his date!"

By "went to the prom," we mean Netflix sent a camera crew and gave Sweis some cool swag from iconic movies and TV shows, a tux, a car and a driver.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration kicked off National Distracted Driving Awareness Month with a jarring 30-second ad you have to see to believe.

Its shock value is meant as a scare tactic, undoubtedly, but the realism of how even one careless texting while driving incident can be deadly is equally undeniable.

Take a look at the spot for yourself below:

The ad, from The Tombras Group, draws you in with a scene from any ordinary day and place, featuring a few teenagers laughing and chatting in a car.

The driver then receives a text, looks at her phone and blows past a stop sign half a second later, when she gets crushed by a truck in painfully slow motion.

It's powerful and upsetting, by design.

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Ladies, there's a new app you might just want to put on your man's phone.

It's called "Lick This" and the tag line is "A web app that trains your tongue. Practice makes pleasure." Oh my.

Lick This App

 It was created by a San Francisco team who call themselves Club Sexy Time and they might be joking:

"Do we think you'll be a better lover because of it? No," says co-creator Chris Allick.

"Do we think it's an interesting approach to human computer interaction and making people think about their sexuality and maybe start a conversation? Totes."

Totes.

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The brilliant people at Oscar Mayer have out-brillianted themselves.

They figured the one sure way to get people out of bed in the morning is with the sound - and smell - of bacon cooking. Because if there is one thing Americans love more than sleep, it's bacon.

Bacon Alarm Clock

They've invented a small device that plugs into the headphone jack of your iPhone and interacts with their free bacon-sound alarm clock app.

When your alarm goes off, you'll not only hear bacon sizzling, you'll also smell it. With your nose! For real!

Unfortunately for us, you cannot buy this amazing device. You have to go to their new Wake Up And Smell The Bacon website between now and April 4, 2014 and sign up for a chance to receive one.

(To research this post I obviously had to apply. I'm sad to report I didn't win one... yet. Although I swear I can already smell bacon cooking after writing the word "bacon" so many times.)

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American snowboarder Jamie Anderson is looking for a hottie.

She told UsWeekly in an interview that the Tinder app - designed to help make hook-ups even easier for the young and beautiful - was a lot of fun to use in the Olympic Village.

"Tinder in the Olympic Village is next level. It's all athletes! In the mountain village it's all athletes. It's hilarious. There are some cuties on there," Anderson told the magazine.

Jamie Anderson, Sochi Olympics Photo

But the co-founder of Tinder isn't exactly excited about the publicity. He wants Anderson to think less about that kind of scoring and more on her snowboarding scores.

Justin Mateen told TMZ, "Tinder will always be here when you're done."

"Tinder is a great way to meet new people when you're traveling and want to get the most out of your experience in a new city, but for now, focus on giving it your all while competing"

Clearly Jamie Anderson wasn't too distracted - she took home the gold medal in the Women's Slopestyle Event on Feb. 9.

Check out the other hot athletes hanging around the Olympic Villiage... and maybe using Tinder too?

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Flappy Bird, the addictive mobile game that flew to the top of the iPhone and Android app downloads charts in recent months, has now flown the coop.

A tweet from the creator suggested that its huge success had become a burden for him personally, despite the insane sums of money he banked.

"I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down," developer Dong Nguyen wrote Saturday. "I cannot take this anymore."

What is the "this" he's referring to?

Nguyen, a Vietnamese developer with a studio called DotGears, did not reply to interviews request, but has previously said that the game "ruined" his "simple life."

"It is not anything related to legal issues," he said.

"I just cannot keep it anymore."

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Google's home page is not only celebrating the start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, they're taking a stand for equality. 

Their latest Doodle represents sports from the Winter Olympics in its letters. The images are set in front of a series of rainbow colors from the gay pride flag, a probable nod to Russia's stance on gay rights.

Olympic Google Homepage Doodle

Below the search bar is a quote from the Olympic Charter, which gives individuals the "possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind."

Russia has been under immense criticism for their position on gay rights following legislation that bans pro-gay "propaganda" that could be accessible to minors. 

The 2014 Sochi opening ceremonies are set to begin tonight. 

What do you think of Google's logo?

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As Facebook increases in popularity with older generations, so do awkwardly amusing exchanges like these that may start driving younger users away.

A lot of "kids these days" prefer Instagram, Vine, Tumblr, SnapChat, etc., and it's easy to see why. This is THE PREMIERE social media hub for mom and dad!

Using it to embarrass their family members, intentionally or otherwise, parents are taking to "The Facebook" in record numbers, and with hilarious results.

Can a girl not comment on Taylor Swift's profound lyrics without her dad creeping? Can a dude not post a selfie without his dad mocking the same pose?!

Sure, they may not know what DTF means, but that won't stop them from commenting on it, or posting old pics of you, or TMI updates about their own lives.

Scroll through 13 epic parenting Facebook fails/wins below ...

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When it comes to breakups, there really is no good way. Nothing you do or say is going to soften the blow, but some methods are still better than others.

For one, doing it over text message is suspect, no matter how diplomatic you are.

Second, trying to pass off a Batman line as your own whilst dumping someone?

Epic fail.

Not drawing inspiration from Batman, mind you, but full-on copy-pasting. Behold, what is possibly the laziest breakup effort in the history of civilization:

Lazy Breakup Text

Why be up front when you can troll the web for movie quotes?

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As many as 4.6 million users of Snapchat recently had their usernames and phone numbers hacked, and the company may be out big bucks as a result.

Like really big bucks. The security breach is bad news for founder Evan Spiegel and other investors in the so-called “sexting” app valued in the billions.

Snapchat, for those unfamiliar with it, allows users to send text messages, pictures, and videos that self-destruct just seconds after being received.

The whole company's hook is that messages can’t be stored on incoming phones or devices and are also erased from Snapchat servers immediately.

That means there’s no potentially incriminating or embarrassing evidence left behind anyone you know (or don't know) who's perusing your selfies or texts.

Spiegel and his Stanford fraternity buddies reportedly invented Snapchat as a way to securely “sext” co-eds with impunity but the app has since expanded.

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