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Major League Eating We Wanna Eat That 2,800 Pound Steer ... in the Name of Sports!!

11/29/2018 9:34 AM PST

You know that big ass steer in Australia that went viral for being the biggest freakin' thing you've ever seen?

Major League Eating -- the competitive eating org that brought you food-guzzling superstars like Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie and Takeru Kobayashi -- wants to eat him. 

"Knickers" has become a viral sensation after reports pegged his height and weight at 6'4" and 2,800 pounds. He's a beast. 

The MLE says it believes the animal could be too large to handle at a normal meat processing facility ... so they'd like to help out -- but butchering him and serving him themselves at an outdoor BBQ. 

"Knickers is an extraordinary Holstein and we hope to pay honor by eating him in historic fashion," MLE Chair George Shea said.

"As a point of clarification, we would not consume the stomach because none of our eaters care for tripe."

So ... how many of the MLE's best eaters would it take to finish off good ole, Knickers??

The org estimates it'll take 20(!!!!) of it's best food fighters -- plus donut eating world champion Badlands Booker

Holy cow. (sorry, had to)

Mac Miller This is a Drawing!! And Fans Can't Get Enough

11/28/2018 10:57 AM PST
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Your eyes are NOT deceiving you ... an artist has magnificently brought this Mac Miller photo to life with the stroke of a pen.

The artist is 20-year-old Danielle Franks -- aka Moe -- and she hails from Cornwall, England. Moe tells TMZ ... the drawing took her just over a month to complete using Cintiq 13HD on her iPad. It's basically pressure-sensitive stylus pen.

The drawing is based on a photo snapped by Todd Cole for the August issue of The Fader. Moe tells us one of her followers on Twitter asked her to draw that photo. She did ... and it's become a viral sensation.

Since she tweeted the drawing on Tuesday, it's gotten nearly HALF A MILLION likes and more than 100k retweets. And, get this ... Moe tells us she came THIS close to shuttering her website because she struggled to sell her art. But business has been booming since she tweeted the Mac drawing. So good, in fact, all proceeds from the drawing will go to the late rapper's foundation, The Mac Miller Circles Fund.

You can get your hands on a drawing -- printed on silk paper -- for around $40. Business has been so good ... celebs are now lining up to work with her, including Willow Smith.

TMZ broke the story ... Mac Miller died back in September from an accidental overdose

'What Are Those' Meme Creator Mysteriously Died in His Sleep ... Says His Wife

11/27/2018 9:10 AM PST
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Brandon Moore, the man who created the viral "What Are Those" meme, died Sunday and his wife tell TMZ it's a complete mystery what caused it. 

Brandon's wife, Noonie, tells us his heart stopped while he was sleeping in their Northern California home. We're told his death was completely unexpected -- he didn't have any previously known health conditions. 

Our law enforcement sources say an autopsy was performed and there are no signs of foul play ... or any obvious cause of death. Brandon's family and authorities are now waiting on a toxicology report. 

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The internet comedian, aka Young Busco, rose to fame in 2015 when he mocked a police officer's shoes as a joke. While his friend was being arrested, Brandon mocked the cop's clunky boots, saying ... "What are those?"

Brandon uploaded the clip and it quickly went viral and became a popular internet meme. The catchphrase appeared in "Black Panther" and was jokingly asked to Michael Jordan during a Q and A session at a basketball camp. 

Brandon, a father of 9, was just 31. 

RIP

'Storage Wars' $500 Storage Unit ... $7.5 Million Inside!!!

11/24/2018 7:37 AM PST

Jackpot! That's what one lucky man is saying after purchasing a storage unit from "Storage Wars" star Dan Dotson, that ended up with 7.5 million dollars in cash inside!!

The buyer says after he purchased the unit, he found a safe inside that took some time to crack open, but when they did, they found the ultimate return on investment.

When word reached the original owners of the storage unit that they just lost $7 mil, needless to say, they got their attorney to reach out immediately.

The 2 parties agreed to let the new owners keep a 1.2 million dollar reward for returning the lost loot, not a bad takeaway considering they only paid $500 for the unit.

So the real question is, what would you do if you found the 7 million? Dan Dotson explains that he would look to return it for one key reason, and it has a lot to do with who could potentially be looking for that money.

'It's Thanksgiving' Singer Nicole Westbrook 'Memba Her?!

11/22/2018 12:01 AM PST

Nicole Westbrook gained fame when her seasonal song "It's Thanksgiving" went viral with over seventeen million views on YouTube back in 2012. Guess what she looks like now!

Viral Mugshot Guy Arrested in Different Neck of the Woods

11/21/2018 1:41 PM PST
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The man who went viral thanks to a mugshot that showed off his massive neck just a week ago has been arrested again ... and the dude is still flexing what made him famous.

Charles Dion McDowell was busted Wednesday in Lee County, Alabama for allegedly eluding law enforcement, reckless driving, driving with a revoked license, improper lane usage and a 2nd-degree possession of marijuana charge.  

McDowell's first mugshot -- from an arrest in Florida last week -- blew up on social media after it was posted to Facebook. During that arrest, he was booked for eluding, possession of cocaine, meth and marijuana.

The pic spurred an influx of memes, puns and social media shares. 

Let's just hope McDowell's legal team is as strong as his traps. 

Ezekiel Elliott Clowns Bow Wow ... After 'Boys Beat Falcons

11/19/2018 9:40 AM PST
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Bow Wow's gonna hate this ... 

Ezekiel Elliott's keeping one of the most embarrassing moments of the rapper's life alive -- bringing back the #BowWowChallenge after destroying the guy's favorite team

You remember the Bow Bow Challenge, right? When Shad Moss was mocked ruthlessly for posting a pic on social media implying he was flying on his own private jet ... when he really wasn't. 

The scandal inspired a viral challenge of people clowning the rapper for lying. Good times. 

The fad eventually died off ... but Zeke just brought it back after he worked the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

The running back grabbed Dak Prescott and his right tackle La'el Collins and pretended they were off to the P.J. while the rest of the squad hit the commercial airliner.

"So this how the team go home -- and this how we go home! Bow Wow Challenge, baby!!"

As for Zeke ... it's time to get serious -- Dallas plays the Washington Redskins for first place in the NFC East on Thursday!

Race Car Driver Sophia Floersch Fractures Spine in Horrific Crash ... At Macau Grand Prix

11/18/2018 12:19 PM PST

Sophia Floersch -- a German Formula 3 driver -- survived a terrifying crash during a race in China that easily could've killed her ... but left her with a fractured spine instead.

The 17-year-old was racing in the Macau Grand Prix Sunday when she reportedly collided with another driver, lost control on a sharp right turn, flew right through some crash barriers and landed in a photographer area. The accident is as bad as it sounds ... listen to the crowd scream in shock as her car gets airborne and smacks against a fence. 

Incredibly, Sophia's racing team said she was conscious and stable, but had suffered a spinal fracture. They also listed her as "not fit to race," but did not say for how long. At least 3 others were also injured in the crash, including 2 photogs and the other driver.

Sophia later tweeted that she was "fine," and was going into surgery Monday morning. She added that she'd be providing updates soon.

Take care, kid.

Chick-fil-A Packaging Was NOT Made to Fit Straws ... But It's Still Perfect

11/13/2018 12:39 PM PST
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Chick-fil-A customers found a convenient loophole in the company's packaging to turn a cup and straw into a portable table for nuggets ... but it ain't what CfA had in mind when it designed its boxes.

Fans of the fast food joint rejoiced this weekend when a viral meme pointed out you could fit a straw through a hole in the box used for nuggets and rest the delicious pieces on the cup's lid. 

While the life hack is extremely convenient, we've learned it is NOT the original purpose of that hole. In fact, we're told there are 3 tabs on the back of the boxes and they're pushed in by employees to designate whether the box contains nuggets, strips or "other." 

Still, we gotta give the "inventor" credit ... it is a boss use of a carton -- especially if you're someone who's down with the Chick.

Next up ... which came first, chicken or the egg? 

Backpack Kid Really is Flossing!!! Drops $25k for New Bling

11/7/2018 12:30 AM PST
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Backpack Kid can now shine a little more when he busts out the floss ... shine a LOT more, actually.

BK -- government name, Russell Horning -- commissioned the guys over at The Icebox in Atlanta to make him some sick, new bling. The Icebox more than delivered with this stunning gold and diamond backpack (how fitting) pendant. It features 673 round, brilliant-cut diamonds ... which weighs almost 10 freakin' carats!!!

The pendant also features 40 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. It also has a hinge at the bottom, so it opens and closes to reveal Backpack Kid's name engraved on the inside.

And, to further prove how phenomenally successful the kid's become since his dance went viral ... BK dropped around $25k for the new bling and a Miami Cuban link chain.

Not sure what's been more awesome for Backpack Kid ... the pendant, thisthis or this

Dan Crenshaw Pete Davidson Used Me So I'm Gonna Use Him on Tuesday!!!

11/5/2018 2:38 PM PST
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The war vet Pete Davidson disrespected on 'SNL' concedes there may be a silver lining ... he's now a stand-out in Tuesday's midterm election.

Texas congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw told us on "TMZ Live" ... this could turn into a Beyonce moment ... turning the 'SNL' lemons he's been given into sweet, sweet lemonade ... which could translate into a win for him when the polls close on Tuesday night. 

As we reported ... Dan isn't demanding an apology after Pete said Dan looked like a "hitman from a porno" and brushed off his disability with a "whatever." Dan does admit, however, the cheap shot "tore at my core."

As for the sympathy points he's gained since the story's gone viral, Dan says he'll take them, but wants people in the 2nd congressional district of Texas to vote for him for the right reasons -- not out of outrage.

Salt Bae Hard to Resist

11/1/2018 2:43 PM PDT

Nothing can slow down Salt Bae ... except maybe a parachute.

The Turkish chef/Internet sensation was down on Miami Beach for Halloween going through some intense workouts ... thanks to this resistance chute. Can't knock the chute ... especially when you can flex your gains. 

If you're in need for a little refresher ... Salt Bae's the famous butcher whose January 2017 video showing him suavely sprinkling Maldon salt flakes on some bone-in steak IMMEDIATELY took off. It undoubtedly forever changed how we sprinkle everything.

Fact is ... Salt Bae was legit way before his vid went viral. Remember, he owns a chain of Nusr-Et steakhouses in Miami, Turkey, the Middle East and he opened his 9th restaurant in Midtown Manhattan nearly a year after his video spread across the globe. He even has his own wax figure.

But, go ahead ... take it with a grain of salt. Just remember how it's sprinkled.

Justin Bieber Sideways Burrito Photo was Fake ... Staged Prank by Yes Theory

10/28/2018 12:47 PM PDT

You know that viral photo of Justin Bieber eating a burrito from the side? Yeah ... that was fake news, courtesy of the same guys who got Will Smith to jump into the Grand Canyon.

As it turns out, this pic of "Justin" that made the Internet go crazy this past week is a complete farce staged by the YouTube group, Yes Theory ... which they meticulously documented and broke down in an explainer vid posted to their channel Sunday. 

It's crazy ... seemingly every major news outlet picked up the story of what appeared to be JB eating a burrito by himself in the park ... biting it from the side, like corn on the cob. Everyone thought it was weird as hell and roasted the pop star for it.

And, get this -- it wasn't even Justin in the photo ... it was a dead-on doppelganger (who's also from Canada) named Brad Sousa. They dressed him up in some Bieber-esque clothes, and voila ... instant viral fame achieved.

Check out their vid to see how the whole thing came together. And, let's remember this lesson ... appearances can be deceiving

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