Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

This week in “Thanks, Internet” — Neil DeGrasse Tyson drops the mic, “The Shining” pluschickens, and Ted Cruz liking Nickelbackwin the internet this week.

1.The Chickening

If you only watch one thing this week, please make it this totally sickand absolutely brilliant remix of “The Shining.”

2. Ted Cruz Likes Nickelback

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I do not know (or care) if this claim is true, but I love this guy trolling Ted Cruz with this sign all over Iowa. (In case the connection isn’t obvious to you, Ted Cruz was born inCanada, which also happens to bethe homeland of one of the worstbandsever, Nickelback.)

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3.The Accidental Marathoner

This dog ran a half-marathonby accidentand came in seventh place. She definitely deserves a treat.

4.Round and Round

If you’re a rapper, this was the week to lose it publicly on Twitter. Kanye and Wiz Khalifa took to the tweets to air their beef(though Kanye has since deleted most of the tweets since all he wants is “peace and positive energy.”)

But their skirmish has nothing on thekerfuffle between B.o.B. (rapper) and Neil DeGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist) over the shape of the planet. Yes, this debate was settled a long, longtime ago. Earth is, indeed, round. But B.o.B. is a flat earthtrutherwho thought Twitterwould be a good platform to express his thoughtson the subject(as well as his theories on celebrity cloning— we’re talking about dozens ofwild and crazytweets).

Being a man of reason, not to mention our most prominent cosmographer, Neil DeGrasse Tyson felt compelled to share some coldhard facts with B.o.B. But if Tyson thought that would put an endtothe ridiculous conversation,he was mistaken. B.o.B. responded the best way he knows how, through song. His diss track, “Flatline,” has been taken down from Soundcloud, but you can read the lyrics with scientific annotation here. NDT, never one to be intimidated, made an appearance on “The Nightly Show” in which he literally dropped the mic on B.o.B.

5.Werk It

Rihanna and Drake have given us the songthat will be stuck in our heads for the foreseeable future. #dreamteam

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