Maybe Shia LaBeouf Was Right About the NSA All Along

Today in viral videos: A Shia is (sort of) redeemed, the awesomeness of burning liquid oxygen, and the day Tiago Splitter's basketball career died.

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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 cellphone 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:

Were we wrong about writing Shia LaBeouf off? Maybe. Thanks to the deepening, darkening truths about the NSA, this 2008 Tonight Show clip of LaBeouf talking about our government spying on us (and him) has resurfaced. And, well, it makes Shia look like a freaking soothsayer:

Missing: the confidence of San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter, in himself and his basketball career. The cause? This:

Congratulations to Tony winner Kenny Boots!

And finally, science is pretty awesome, guys. We can't really tell you the specifics of why dropping a flaming hot piece of charcoal into a tub of liquid oxygen is pretty much the most beautiful thing we've seen today, but thankfully this scientist can:

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