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Robber duo go viral after livestream leads to their arrest

Published: 28/Oct/2019 5:25 Updated: 28/Oct/2019 5:54

by Brad Norton

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Having just committed a robbery, two criminals thought it would be a great idea to livestream their getaway. It was not.

Broadcasting throughout awkward moments is nothing new in the digital age, from uncomfortable experiences at love hotels, to streaming all-out brawls in the street it seems as though nothing is off-limits.

Pushing the boundaries that little bit further, two literal partners in crime had the brilliant idea of going live while making their escape after a successful robbery. Suffice to say, their attempt to flee was short-lived.

In an October 27 livestream, two Brazilian thieves broadcasted from inside of their getaway vehicle after having committed a robbery in broad daylight. 

Singing along to music on the radio, not masking their faces whatsoever, the carefree criminals were quickly apprehended by local authorities.

These guys were celebrating on a livestream after the robbery when the police suddenly shows up. from r/instantkarma

From happy-go-lucky to absolutely mortified in just a few split seconds, the looks on their faces told the story as the duo immediately realized there was no getting out of it.

Instructed to keep their hands above their heads, all while a camera at the front of the vehicle captured it all, the two were quickly handcuffed and the stolen goods were recovered.

An amusing incident to say the least, they were the latest failed criminals to become internet famous after their foolish broadcast made them viral sensations.

Commenting on an October 27 Reddit post, ‘Penguin722’ joked that the local authorities ‘stream-sniped them in real life.”

While the incident was amusing from a viewer’s perspective, the crime itself was no joking matter. Never hesitate to report an incident to your local law enforcement.

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Former Vine star reveals truth behind iconic “Adam” meme

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:25

by Alice Hearing

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Former Vine star Patrick Perkins has cleared up a myth about an iconic meme years after it first took the internet by storm.

While Vine shuffled its mortal coil in 2016, many of its biggest stars have carried on with short-form comedy on YouTube and now TikTok, including Lele Pons, Liza Koshy, and David Dobrik.

Even now, these short clip compilations still get millions of views on YouTube, and there are still multiple Instagram and Twitter accounts dedicated to them. Several vines have carried on their internet life as memes or gifs and have even been pasted onto merchandise.

The vine in question shows a blonde teenager in glasses blowing a smoke circle using a vape on a desk when the person carrying the camera blows it away. The teen turns to the camera and exasperatedly says “Adam!.”

Adam Perkins and Patrick Perkins Vine stars
Instagram: adam___perkins
Adam and Patrick starred in several iconic vines.

Now the star himself has come onto TikTok to confirm some lore surrounding him and his twin brother, which has baffled thousands who never knew the truth.

Another iconic and highly quotable vine involving one of the twins shows them walking into his bathroom in just a pair of boxers saying: “Hi, welcome to chillis.” In another, one of the twins begs viewers to stop comparing him to Chicken Little.

To most people, they look like the exact same person.

However, Patrick has explained in a viral TikTok that they’re actually identical twins. Patrick was the star of the vape video, while the other twin is Adam and the star of the Chilli’s vine. He also showed a picture of them together “since a lot of people don’t believe that there are actually two of us.”

Patrick also posted the video to Twitter and users were bowled over by the new information. One person wrote, “I feel like a different person for knowing this,” while another added, “world-shattering revelations are sometimes just small clarifications I guess.”

In less than 24 hours, Patrick’s tweet has amassed 4,000 likes and continues to grow, bringing back a sense of nostalgia for many and clearing up a long-standing internet myth.