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We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:  

So what's more unbelievable: that Al Roker actually admitted he accidentally had a bowel movement at the White House, or that no one on the Dateline crew actually started laughing when he did? 

In New Jersey today, an escalator decided to revolt. This is what that looks like:

Uh, we're not sure about the physics of this, or if it's even real. But we're pretty sure this young man has a bright, hydrated future ahead of himself:

And finally, here's proof that Australia has its own very odd set of problems ... and that some of those problems are sort of wonderful: 


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