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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:

In a "social experiment," YouTube filmmaker Jordan Tritton tried to find out what would happen if a relatively good-looking man asked 100 random girls if they would have sex with him. It went about as well (0% success rate) as one would expect:

Yet when an attractive woman asks boys for sex, the results, are markedly different: 

Our hearts go out to broadcast journalists across the country. There's no way we could do the voodoo job that you do. Part of the reason I went into writing is because I am prone to Freudian slips and church giggles: 

Here is a meerkat being tickled:

And, finally, Skyrim is a very popular video game. You may have even lost one of your friends to this diversion. Apparently, it's now being used for evil:

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