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Watch: Improv Everywhere strikes again, an orangutan cools off and Ryan Gosling appears to stop a street fight

By Emma Mustich

Published August 22, 2011 9:10PM (EDT)

In Turkey, even the pigeons are good at parkour.
In Turkey, even the pigeons are good at parkour.

1. Ryan Gosling, crime fighter?

The actor (or his doppelgänger) helped stop a fight in the middle of a busy New York intersection last week:

2. This orangutan is serious about cleanliness.

Watch as it wipes its face, hands -- and the surrounding area -- with a blue-and-white washcloth:

3. Improv Everywhere and the Guggenheim Museum partner to make New Yorkers smile.

The "Human Mirror" was cooler, but this is still nice:

4. Exquisitely animated "bloopers" from the upcoming "Lion King 3-D":

5. This artsy Red Bull commercial about the superhuman physical exertion called parkour is really just an excuse for us to direct you to another, funnier "free running" clip:

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