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14 people the internet made famous in 2014

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By 2014, most of us have become used to seeing "normal" people rocket to fame via the internet -- though they often fade from public consciousness just as fast. Here, we shine what might be one last light on this year's most click-worthy characters. 

CNN's #AskACop hashtag backfires spectacularly

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CNN was promoting the hashtag #AskACop on Twitter for much of Tuesday in an attempt to solicit audience questions for a TV panel of police officers. The hashtag is still trending across the U.S., but this is no social media success story.

Have a hip-hop Hanukkah with this rap-inspired 'Dr. Dreidel' toy

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si_drdreidel.jpgHis Beats by Dre headphones may be on a lot of holiday wishlists this year, but we can almost guarantee that Dr. Dre's truest fans would prefer this one-of-a-kind dreidel inspired by the rap icon instead.

Cards Against Humanity sells 30,000 boxes of actual poop to mock holiday consumerism

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si_poopcardsthumb.jpgWord to the wise, online power shoppers: If a company offers to sell you a $6 box of "bullsh*t" and explicitly states that you'll be receiving "literal feces, from an actual bull," you're probably going to end up with some cow poop in your mail box.

#MillennialHistory: People under 35 reimagine historical events in the era of Tinder, Twitter and Kim Kardashian

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si_millennialhistory.jpgWhat if every major event throughout the history of the world had taken place in 2014? Running with that idea, millennials have been getting creative with their interpretations of historical events in modern times.

Afghanistan's Bruce Lee lookalike finds big audience online

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Thanks to years of martial arts training, a knack for self-promotion, and (most importantly) the fact that he bears a striking resemblance to the late great Bruce Lee, 20-year-old Abbas Alizada is closer than ever to achieving his superstar goals -- even if only by way of the viral web.

Jingle Beards: Hipsters are putting Christmas ornaments in their facial hair now

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si_jinglebeards.jpgBearded men get festive by attaching shiny baubles, candy canes, and mistletoe to their faces.

Facebook working on AI to stop drunk people from posting embarrassing photos

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si_drunkphoto.jpgFacebook's Artificial Intelligence Research lab is in the midst of developing a "digital assistant" of sorts -- one that can recognize the difference between your drunken self and your sober self.

Sheep wearing a Christmas sweater reunited with owner after going on the lam

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si_christmassheep.jpgWho wants to stay home when they're all decked out for some holiday fun? We'd like to think that this was the rationale behind one festively-adorned sheep's escape from an Omaha, Nebraska backyard over the weekend.

U.K. politician caught playing Candy Crush during parliamentary meeting

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Conservative MP Nigel Mills apologized for playing Candy Crush on the job after a newspaper published photos of the politician gaming on his iPad for approximately 2-and-a-half hours in parliament.