Seth and Kat’s 4 Things You Need To Know-April 18th

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April the giraffe’s livestream is officially the second-most-watched live channel in YouTube history, the company announced Monday. The only channel to beat it is Riot Games’ League of Legends eSports channel, which launched in 2012. Since New York’s Animal Adventure Park decided to document April and her pregnancy on February 10, the giraffe has drawn over 232 million live views. Meanwhile, more than 1.2 million viewers tuned in when she delivered her male calf on Saturday. That makes it one of the top five most-watched moments ever for a YouTube live event. April’s channel is also the fifth-fastest channel to reach 200 million views, doing so in 54 days, behind non-giraffes Lady Gaga and Zayn Malik. (Read more from AP)

But, on Monday, zoo officials said they will pull the video feed after April suffered an injury. Animal Adventure Park posted on Facebook that, just days after giving birth to her calf, April twisted one of her legs, which zoo officials say is not uncommon with animals her size. The park added that they’ve been bogged down with messages about April, which have been affecting their email servers and say it’s the reason why they’re taking down the “Giraffe Cam.” (Read more from Q13)

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Nearly a decade after MTV canceled’ Total Request Live’, the network’s boss is planning a new live afternoon show. The tentatively titled ‘MTV Live’ will debut June 12th, broadcasting live from the same iconic Times Square studio that served as the home of TRL from 1998 to 2008, MTV president Chris McCarthy said in an interview. In preparation, MTV has doubled the size of the Times Square studio to create a space that can partitioned off for more versatile uses — with an eye toward up to four hours of live content broadcast each day. (Read more from CBS News)

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Want a free Kia Optima? Then you should be in Round Rock, Texas, right now, where a “kissing contest” is being held to determine the winner of a brand new car. The “Kiss a Kia” contest began on Monday with 20 contestants puckering up to the car that’s being given away. The local FOX affiliate notes that by Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. CT, only 11 hopefuls were left. Participants are given hourly, 10-minute breaks, and if there’s more than one person left after 50 hours, the winner will be determined by random drawing. Meanwhile, a livestream of the event has attracted hundreds of thousands of viewers. (Read more from Mashable)

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Someone invented clear coffee that won’t stain your teeth. The two brothers who created their product — called CLR CFF, which is exactly what it is, minus the vowels — is the world’s “first colorless coffee drink,” and, like every coffee drink these days, is made from high-quality arabica coffee beans and pure water. It has no artificial flavors or sweeteners either. The pair promises that it doesn’t have weird chemicals, and a 200-milliliter bottle contains nothing but “water, fresh coffee, caffeine,” and less than a tenth of a gram of fat. (Read more from Grub Street)

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