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Year Ender 2019: 10 people who became Internet sensations in 2019

As we welcome New Year 2020 and bid adieu to 2019, here’s a look at the people who went viral last year.
In 2019, many common people became sensations overnight, thanks to their talent, some luck and the collective force of the Internet.
In 2019, many common people became sensations overnight, thanks to their talent, some luck and the collective force of the Internet.
Published on Dec 31, 2019 03:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Meet Duo, the two-faced kitten with whom Internet fell in love. Watch

Duo. the two-faced cat, has a very rare congenital defect called diprosopus, or craniofacial duplication.
Duo, the two-faced cat, has become an online sensation.(Facebook/Duo the two-faced cat)
Duo, the two-faced cat, has become an online sensation.(Facebook/Duo the two-faced cat)
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 12:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByTrisha Sengupta

The race to eat Bangkok’s ‘biggest burger’: A 10,000-calorie challenge

A Bangkok burger joint has become an internet sensation after YouTubers started challenging each other to eat its biggest meal - a near 6kg (13 pound) patty covered in fried onion rings, bacon and mayonnaise.
The race to eat Bangkok’s ‘biggest burger’: A 10,000-calorie challenge. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
The race to eat Bangkok’s ‘biggest burger’: A 10,000-calorie challenge. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 02:18 PM IST
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Bangkok | ByReuters

Dua Lipa, Anwar Hadid make debut as couple at NYFW 2020

Making their first official appearances as a couple at the New York Fashion Week, the singer and the model wore color-coordinated ensembles designed by Marc Jacobs.
Making their first official appearances as a couple at the New York Fashion Week, the singer and the model wore color-coordinated ensembles designed by Marc Jacobs.(Instagram/ Dua Lipa)
Making their first official appearances as a couple at the New York Fashion Week, the singer and the model wore color-coordinated ensembles designed by Marc Jacobs.(Instagram/ Dua Lipa)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 04:34 PM IST
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Washington D.C. | ByAsian News International

A dog’s life: Bangkok street sweeper carries pet canine to work every day

Thitirat carries the fluffy black and white dog to work every day for a year now,
The 1-year-old poodle is named Mazda.(REUTERS)
The 1-year-old poodle is named Mazda.(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 05:37 PM IST
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Bangkok | ByReuters

Raksha Bandhan 2019: Stylish, new-age celebrity brother-sister duos

Raksha Bandhan 2019: Here’s what makes these siblings the most stylish duos on the block.
They say siblings are like peas in a pod. And these new-age brother-sister duos from tinsel town only validate the phrase.(Instagram)
They say siblings are like peas in a pod. And these new-age brother-sister duos from tinsel town only validate the phrase.(Instagram)
Updated on Aug 12, 2019 10:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByAkshay Kaushal

Why is this seagull the new Internet sensation?

The video first appeared in TfL Traffic News, an account that posts news about traffic in London. According to the post, the curious creature visited a camera located “just north of the Blackwall Tunnel.”
A video of an inquisitive bird has surfaced on the Internet and left thousands amused.(Twitter/@TfLTrafficNews)
A video of an inquisitive bird has surfaced on the Internet and left thousands amused.(Twitter/@TfLTrafficNews)
Updated on May 01, 2019 07:20 PM IST
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ByTrisha Sengupta

“Tune mujhe roast karna hai toh kar”: What Johnny Sins said to Bhuvan Bam

YouTube sensation Bhuvan Bam recently collaborated with international adult film actor Johnny Sins, and sent the internet in a tizzy. Here’s how he managed the feat.
YouTube sensation and singer Bhuvan Bam with adult film actor Johnny Sins.
YouTube sensation and singer Bhuvan Bam with adult film actor Johnny Sins.
Updated on Mar 28, 2019 11:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByEtti Bali, New Delhi

The ASMR relaxation trend that’s seducing the internet

ASMR, short for autonomous sensory meridian response, has become a full-fledged internet sensation, with YouTube creators notching millions of views for clips featuring stimuli -- soft whispers into a microphone, long nails tapping, noodle slurping -- to set off a prickle at the back of the neck.
Is there a term called brain orgasm?(Unsplash)
Is there a term called brain orgasm?(Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 03:01 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse, New York

World’s cutest dog Boo dies of ‘broken heart’

Boo, a pomeranian, and his companion Buddy, who died last year, became internet sensations when their owners started sharing pictures of their adorable antics.
Boo, the world’s cutest dog, has died of a “broken heart”, his owners have confirmed.(Instagram)
Boo, the world’s cutest dog, has died of a “broken heart”, his owners have confirmed.(Instagram)
Published on Jan 20, 2019 01:32 PM IST
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San Francisco | ByIndo Asian News Service

From being a watchman, slum- deweller to becoming models: Modelling is a dream no more for the underprivileged

Modelling agencies are now inspiring the underprivileged to dream and become successful models, with the industry in India witnessing a colossal shift
Ankesh Kothari was a watchmen before he was scouted by an agency and groomed for modelling.(Instagram/kothariankesh007)
Ankesh Kothari was a watchmen before he was scouted by an agency and groomed for modelling.(Instagram/kothariankesh007)
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 12:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAkshay Kaushal

Telangana farmer, budding actor become internet sensation after ‘Kiki dance challenge’ video goes viral

The video, posted as ‘Kiki Challenge Village farmers Style India’ in ‘My Village Show’ channel on Youtube has garnered nearly 1.6 lakh views in just three days
A farmer and a budding actor from Telangana who took up the ‘Kiki dance challenge’, grooving to Drake’s smash hit as they plough a field with bullocks, have become a sensation with a video of the act going viral.(Youtube grab from Sriram Srikanth’s Youtube channel ‘My Village Show’)
A farmer and a budding actor from Telangana who took up the ‘Kiki dance challenge’, grooving to Drake’s smash hit as they plough a field with bullocks, have become a sensation with a video of the act going viral.(Youtube grab from Sriram Srikanth’s Youtube channel ‘My Village Show’)
Updated on Aug 05, 2018 06:30 PM IST
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Hyderabad | ByPress Trust India

Tera Ghata song garners 88 million views on YouTube; the lyrics amuse social media

What made Tera Ghata song more popular is a spoof by four girls on musical.ly which is breaking the internet.
Tera Ghata song got more popular because of a spoof by four girls on musical.ly
Tera Ghata song got more popular because of a spoof by four girls on musical.ly
Updated on Jul 29, 2018 04:38 PM IST
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Karwaan actor Mithila Palkar: I was a wide-eyed child on the set, with Irrfan and Dulquer around

Actor Mithila Palkar talks about working with Irrfan and Dulquer Salmaan in Karwaan, and how the makers infused humour into a dark subject like death.
Actor Mithila Palkar will be seen in Karwaan with Irrfan.
Actor Mithila Palkar will be seen in Karwaan with Irrfan.
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 05:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRishabh Suri, New Delhi

Bengaluru techie rides on a horse on last day of work, becomes internet sensation

Roopesh Kumar Verma -- who has been living in the city for eight years -- explained that his decision to ride a horse was the need of the hour
Roopesh Kumar Verma, a software engineer who works in Bengaluru, become an overnight Internet sensation after photos of him riding a horse apparently on his last day at work went viral.
Roopesh Kumar Verma, a software engineer who works in Bengaluru, become an overnight Internet sensation after photos of him riding a horse apparently on his last day at work went viral.
Updated on Jun 15, 2018 06:47 PM IST
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Mumbai cop manages traffic in heavy rains, praised on social media

A video showing a Mumbai cop managing traffic drenched in rain has gone viral on social media, with many calling him a “real hero”.
Mumbai cop stood in heavy rain to manage traffic (Satyam Yadav /Facebook)
Mumbai cop stood in heavy rain to manage traffic (Satyam Yadav /Facebook)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 03:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySamiksha Pattanaik

Meet Xherdan, the grumpy-looking cat who is the latest internet sensation

Xherdan is not your average cat. With more than 6,000 followers on Instagram, he is taking the internet by storm.
Xherdan is not your average cat. With more than 6,000 followers on Instagram, he is taking the internet by storm. (Instagram)
Xherdan is not your average cat. With more than 6,000 followers on Instagram, he is taking the internet by storm. (Instagram)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 05:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySamiksha Pattanaik
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