December 11, 2013: 5 Conversation Starters This Morning

Here, news you missed while you were sleeping.

1 Was Justin Bieber really in Tacloban to help out #TyphoonYolanda victims? Yep, it's true! The singer surprised some locals after he arrived via a helicopter and sang for them. He even played basketball afterwards! (

2 Can we please have this in our airport, too? Airline WestJet put up fun electronic chat boxes in Canadian terminals, where passengers can tell Santa Clause what they want from him this year. The travelers thought it was just an interactive gimmick, but then THIS happened:

3 Ellen DeGeneres poked fun at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's steamy "Bound 2" music video by coming up with a Christmas card inspired by it! It's hilarious!

BRB. Still laughing.

4 Now we've really seen everything! A man from China jumps to his death after his girlfriend insisted they shop for more clothes at a mall! WTF. (The Daily Mail)

5 This is the future, folks! Introducing the Smarty Ring, a stainless-steel gadget that "allows users to check smartphone alerts and manage incoming calls right from their finger." It even doubles as a watch, a timer, and a phone finder because it beeps if you walk more than 30 feet away from your phone! Not so sure we like that feature. (Mashable)

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