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A Realistically Proportioned Fashion Doll

There's been a lot of pushback recently against the unrealistic proportions of Barbie dolls.

Except for those women who slave away to look like human Barbies, real women simply don't look like that.

So how would a "realistically proportioned fashion doll" fare in today's toy market?

Toy designer Nikolay Lamm aims to find out, with Lammily, a doll based on the proportions of the average 19-year-old woman.

To add to the realism, Lammily comes with stick-on tattoos, cellulite, stretch marks, scars and more.

Check out the video of a bunch of school kids getting to meet Lammily and compare her to a normal Barbie doll. It's pretty interesting...

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Fearsome Foursome

I just stumbled on this video - it's been floating around cyberspace for a few months - but it's mesmerizing.

The quartet is called Salut Salon - based in Hamburg, Germany, they mix classical music with some comedic stylings.

Playing another's instrument with her own bow, playing the piano upside down, playing their stringed instruments inverted...

They never miss a step or skip a note. Watch it once, and tell me that's enough!

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One Winner Means Lots of Losers

On Jimmy Kimmel Live the other night, Jimmy got to break the news that Chris Hemsworth is People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2014.

So, he's the winner.

Which means, every other man on the planet is the loser.

Like Jason Bateman, who thought he'd been invited to appear on Kimmel's show because he was going to get the award.

To make him feel better, Jimmy let Jason read his acceptance speech, which he'd prepared in anticipation of winning the award.

(For the record, Jason's an underrated comic actor...)

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Spielberg? Or Squirrel?

This one's a commercial just waiting to happen.

Someone left his GoPro camera on the ground near a tree.

A curious squirrel approached and decided he must have the GoPro - or, he mistook it for a shiny nut.

Either way, the squirrel nabbed the camera and scooted up a tree with it.

The footage is pretty amazing, even when the squirrel drops it to the ground.

Could be the rodent version of Stephen Spielberg here...

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"America Loves You"

Give Jay Leno a hand.

He recently visited Afghanistan, performing for the troops in a USO show.

He came home wanting to do more. So he and the folks at The Today Show selected an active service member who was also a wounded warrior, and gave him a joy ride to remember.

Check out the video as Jay drove Corporal Ethan Laberge on the back roads around Fort Campbell, Kentucky in a brand-new 2015 Dodge HRT Hellcat - the muscle car of muscle cars.

And at the end of the ride...

You just have to watch it for yourself. And grab a hankie.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Even Worse Than Misfit, These Toys Are Bad

A consumer advocacy group called WATCH - World Against Toys Causing Harm - this week issued its list of the Ten Worst Toys of 2014.

The worst, according to WATCH, is the Air Storm Firetek Bow, which can shoot arrows up to 145 feet.

There's also the Catapencil, an actual pencil with a slingshot at the top - surefire classroom fun right there.

A Battle Hammer designed for three-year-olds - the ones who think they're Thor, I guess.

The SWAT Electric Machine Gun was in the middle of the list. Surprising, really, when you consider the manufacturer's warning that it could be mistaken for the real thing by law enforcement personnel.

You can check out the full list in this article in The Daily Mail.

And check out the video of the press conference...

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#TBT: The Carlton Dance, & More

This one's an oldie but goodie - I missed it last year, so maybe you did too.

Even if you saw it, it's fun to watch again.

Will Smith and his son Jaden visited the BBC's Graham Norton Show and got a little musical.

Jaden did a little rap while his dad did some beats in the background.

Then Will brought out DJ Jazzy Jeff and the three of them performed the rap theme song from Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

And then, a little frosting on the cake as DJ Jazzy Jeff cranked up Tom Jone's "It's Not Unusual." Alfonso Ribeiro joined them, and everybody did The Carlton.

Check it out. It's a lot of fun.

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Seven Feet & Counting

Parts of Buffalo and upstate New York were positively buried in a storm some are calling Snovember early this week.

But that doesn't stop the train that is professional sport from rolling, does it?

On Tuesday, the night of the storm, 6200 fans made it out to see the Buffalo Sabres in action.

And now, the Buffalo Bills and the NFL are looking for some help, digging Ralph Wilson Stadium out from under the snow in time for the Bills to play the New York Jets over the weekend.
If you do well, they could pick up your option for future storms and years. Who knows? You could be a Hall of Fame Shoveler at some point in your future.

Meanwhile, if you want to get a sense of what it's like to be in the middle of something like that, check out this drone's-eye view of the event...


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"Have Courage... and Be Kind"

Looks like Disney's doing it again, but in reverse.

Everyone recalls the classic Disney animated feature, Cinderella.

In March, Disney releases the live action version - with a few updates and some computer-generated tweaks - that looks pretty darn good.

There is magic in this one...

Check out the trailer, and mark your calendar!

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Baby, It's Not Frozen Outside

Put Idina Menzel together in a duet with Michael Buble? Good idea.

Have them sing a classic tune like "Baby, It's Cold Outside." Yeah, that works.

When you make the video? Cast a bunch of kids in big person outfits and settings.

And you might just have the cutest darn video ever. Well, of the year, anyway.

The singing's great - the kids are great too.

And don't worry - Idina and Michael make a quick cameo appearance. Don't blink!

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