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This Family Thought They Had Pulled Off The Perfect Mordida But What The Birthday Girl Did Will Leave You Shook

La mordida, the Mexican tradition of shoving someone’s face into a cake, is always cause for laughter, but this Latina teen is going viral for brilliantly dodging a face filled with icing.

On Monday, Emory posted a video on Instagram of her high school graduation-slash-birthday party. In the short clip, the Latina, who turned 18, is seen doing something most Mexican kiddies only dream of: evading la mordida.

Right when three partygoers push Emory’s head into her rectangle cake, she places a paper plate over her face. As the crowd cheers and chuckles, it’s Emory who has the last laugh when she arises. The teen, with slight white and blue icing on the top of her forehead, reveals a clean face, with her black eyeliner, mascara and gloss all still in tact.

“Bitchhhh,” she yells in a green tank top and denim shorts as her friends and relatives hurray even louder, realizing that Emory cleverly turned the joke on them.

While just a few seconds long, the video has gone viral, with more than 112 thousand views and 245 comments.

The clip has even been shared by influencers like Daquan, whose post, which suggested Emory has a 200 IQ, has more than 3 million views.

Viewers were stunned by the teen’s savvy.

“She just completely changed the entire game! How did we not think of this when we were kids,” one user commented.

“This girls going places fur sure,” another one added.

While it’s common practice in most cultures to put a little icing on the person celebrating their birthday, in Mexico, and Mexican-American communities throughout the US, the fun (or misery, depending on who you ask) goes a little further.

During birthday celebrations, it’s tradition for family and friends to hover around the person who’s going to blow their candles out and chant, “mordida,” “mordida,” “mordida,” which is a call for the cake smash.

No one is safe from la mordida, which translates to “bite” or “take a bite,” not babies celebrating their first birthdays or elders commemorating their feat over the hill.

But now, thanks to Emory’s genius, we all have a quick shield we can use the next time we hear a crowd shouting “mordida.”

Read: 17 Wonder Women Who Accomplished The Impossible: Remaining Classy After La Mordida

Cardi B Talks About The Growing Coronavirus Pandemic And How ‘S–t Gettin’ Real’

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Cardi B Talks About The Growing Coronavirus Pandemic And How ‘S–t Gettin’ Real’

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Cardi B is known for her music and her videos on social media. She has been able to break down issues in our politics as well as defending laborers and sex workers. Now, the rapper is discussing one topic that has everyone talking: the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

Cardi B is getting nervous about novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Like only Cardi B can, the rapper injected a little bit of humor into this dark and scary time for so many Americans. Schools are being closed. The NBA has suspended the rest of the 2020 season. New York is closing down Broadway after gatherings of 500 people were banned by the governor.

Cardi B addressed the health crisis on Instagram because she often shares her opinions to give a different perspective.

“Government, let me tell y’all m—— f——— something. I don’t know what the f— this coronavirus is about,” Cardi B said in the video. “I don’t understand how this shit was from Wuhan, China now all of a sudden this shit is on our m—— f——— soil. And let me tell y’all something. I’m not even gonna front. A bitch is scared. I’m a little scared, you know what I’m saying. Like, shit got me panicking.”

Cardi B admitted that she might not have taken this viral pandemic seriously enough at the beginning but now “s— is getting real.”

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But now, she is getting ready in response to the virus spreading across the U.S. According to the latest numbers, the U.S. currently has more than 1,300 people sick with the novel coronavirus. Thurty-eight people, mainly based in Washington state, have died of COVID-19. The most common demographic to die from the coronavirus are the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, like heart disease and diabetes.

During a second video, Cardi B injects a little bit of her classic style of humor with some rubbing alcohol.

Cardi B speaks on the real effect the coronavirus is having on the stock market and the real impact the virus will have on everyday people.

“Government. Government. Government. You wanna know something. I know s—’s getting real,” Cardi B says in the video. “Once the stock market starts going low, that’s how I know s—’s getting real cause ain’t nothing that white corporate America hates the most than losing m—— f——— money.”

She continued by telling viewers that she just wants to know a basic timetable of what to expect from this disease so she can start stocking up on emergency food. She also says she was considering moving to on of the Caribbean islands but that the disease spreading there is leaving with the option to move to Antarctica.

Health experts are currently working to find a vaccine for COVID-19. However, it is estimated that we are a year and a half away from achieving the vaccine.

The best way to prevent catching the virus is to wash your hands with soap and water for 24 seconds multiple times throughout the day after touching surfaces. It is also beneficial to avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth as that’s one way the virus can take hold.

READ: What To Know About The Coronavirus And How To Prevent It

Latino Father And Daughter Both Born On February 29, Break Record On Day Of Her Birth

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Latino Father And Daughter Both Born On February 29, Break Record On Day Of Her Birth

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For one dad and daughter duo, it really is like father, like daughter.

Being a Leaper, someone born on February 29, is already a rarity as is. Because February 29 occurs on the calendar only every four years, odds of being born on a leap day are just 1 in 1,461. So what’s more rare and exciting than having a birthday that lands on a Leap Year? Having two family members born on one. Enter Ivan Peñaloza, 32, and his newborn daughter Camila Peñaloza.

The father and daughter share the rare coincidence of being born on February 29th.

Camila Peñaloza was born at Mercy San Juan Medical Center the day of what is technically her father’s eighth birthday. While the likelihood of being born on February 29th is just 1 in 1,461, the chances of having a double birthday is a chance of only one in two million double birthday.

In a statement through the Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Ivan Peñaloza said that he counted the coincidence as a blessing.

“I prayed to God for my little baby girl and now we are going to share this amazing bond for the rest of our lives and I am just so happy,” he said in a statement through the hospital.

To celebrate her special birthday, the staff at the hospital gave Camila a leapfrog outfit and sang happy birthday to her and her father.

“Having a child is such a special experience already but it has been that much more magical,” Jennifer Rebollar Cortez, mother to Camila, also said in a statement.

“We feel incredibly fortunate to share in this special, life-changing moment with this family. Our heartfelt congratulations and we wish them a lifetime of love and happiness with their new bundle of joy,” Michael Korpiel, the president of the Mercy San Juan Medical Center, said in a statement.