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Top videos: Epic Coachella events, and an otter cyclone

This week, a giant pumpkin had an aquatic adventure and a lost girl turned to actor Mariska Hargitay for help thinking she was a police officer.

Elsewhere, a bear was caught stealing a hula hoop and a politician got punched in parliament.

Albanese’s offer to ‘bollard man’

This week, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Damien Guerot would be granted permanent residency.

Guerot came face-to-face with the man who killed six people at Bondi Junction last weekend, using a bollard to try and fend him off.

Politician gets punched

Georgian politician Mamuka Mdinaradze was punched in the face in parliament this week.

Mdinaradze was slugged by the leader of the Opposition, Aleko Elisashvili, while giving a speech.

Airport flooded

Floods have plagued Dubai for the past week, thanks to rainfall that surpassed “anything documented since the start of data collection in 1949”.

Just a girl

At Coachella, iconic rock band No Doubt reunited on stage for the first time since 2015.

Joining the band headed by Gwen Stefani at the festival was the Gen Z sensation Olivia Rodrigo, and before the set, the two made a sweet TikTok.

@livbedumb

im the biggest no doubt fangirl❤️ was such an honor to sing with them at @coachella last night!!! ily @Gwen Stefani !!!!

♬ original sound – Olivia Rodrigo

Lana makes an entrance

Headlining Coachella this year was Lana Del Rey who sent people into a frenzy before even taking the stage.

The singer made quite an entrance by riding on the back of a motorcycle, while her fans screamed behind the barricades.

@people

#LanaDelRey showed up to her headlining #Coachella set on a MOTORCYCLE ‼️ #lanachella #lanadelreyedit #lanatok @Lana Del Rey

♬ original sound – People Magazine

Elon Musk poses

Elon Musk gave his best super villain pose while on the red carpet for the Breakthrough Prize ceremony.

The awards celebrate achievements in science and Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Robert Downey Jr were also in attendance.

Actor helps lost child

Actor Mariska Hargitay halted the production of Law & Order: SVU to help a small child who had become separated from her mother.

The girl mistook Hargitay for a police officer, and she eventually helped reunite the lost little girl with her mother.

@entertainmenttonight

Mariska Hargitay having a real life heroic moment! 👏🫶 While filming an episode of ‘Law & Order: SVU’, Mariska was approached by a little girl who believed her to be a real police officer. 🥹 After the young girl asked Mariska for help as she had been separated from her mother, Mariska halted production to help the child find her mom. Watch the sweet moment. (📷: Splash)

♬ original sound – Entertainment Tonight – Entertainment Tonight

Thieving bear

A bear was caught red handed this week, stealing stuff from someone’s deck, including a hula hoop.

@briannahardiman

shoulda brought him in to cuddle #bear #blackbear #bearsoftiktok #fyp #foryoupage

♬ Funny – Gold-Tiger

Tormund the celebrity pumpkin

An Australian man paddled down the Tumut River in NSW while snug inside a 400kg pumpkin.

Adam Farquharson said he was inspired by Popeye the sailor. The ABC reported the vegetable was grown by his friend, Mark Peacock who named the pumpkin Tormund.

@abcnewsaus

The biggest pumpkin grown in Australia this year has been given a second life as an intrepid commodore paddled it down river over the weekend. #ABCNews #Pumpkin #Boat #Straya

♬ original sound – ABC News Australia – ABC News Australia

Otter cyclone

An otter has found an unusual way to entertain itself: Holding onto clothing and spinning around.

The otter did appear to be having a lot of fun and wasn’t showing signs of dizziness.

@blakesexoticanimalranch

Just one of many crazy things my otter does 🦦

♬ original sound – B.E.A.R

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