You never know which videos have been ‘seeded’ by big brands these days, but we struggle to believe that WeChat had any part to play in this video which has gone viral and features more masturbation references than you could shake a stick at..
No, Bill Gates hasn’t decided to become a YouTube celebrity – he’s just taken an unorthodox approach to creating awareness about the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.
Harlem Shake, the fox, Miley Cyrus, the russian meteorite – they’re all there. But there are a few surprise inclusions. For your educational edification, please enjoy this run down of the top viral, music, and news videos on YouTube in 2013.
This six minute animated film was created by six students from The Animation School in Cape Town. Within 24 hours of it appearing on Vimeo, it had garnered 90,000 views. That’s a big deal.
It’s been almost half a century since Bob Dylan dropped ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, but finally, after teaming up with a 27 year-old tech-whizz, Bob Dylan has released a music video to go along with his 1965 hit song.
Okay – these various trivial forms of procrastination are hard to keep up with. First it’s the bitstrips, then its awkward profile pic week and now – out of the blue – everyone seems to be changing their profile photos to pictures of giraffes. This may not have reached everyone just yet, but rest assured this is out there, and people are going nuts for it.
We all like to cause a bit if chaos on Grand Theft Auto sometimes, you know, really push the boat out in the most anarchic way possible. Beat up pedestrians, murder some sex workers, steal some cars – the usual. Now, having an elderly person play GTA is a novelty enough in itself. But having an elderly person, a granny no less, go on a violent rampage that would put some of the most rebellious teenagers shame – now that’s a show.
The British have become known as quite a polite group of people, well, some of them anyway. Their sometimes too-polite phrases give the illusion of class and a well established set of manners. However, a translation table that has been making the rounds on the internet recently, might change the way you listen to them.
Neil Hilborn is a poet who suffers from obsessive -compulsive disorder (OCD), and his love poem entitled “OCD” amazed those fortunate enough to be in the audience to hear it at the 2013 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam. ‘OCD’ is a two-minute poem where Hilborn describes what the disorder did to his relationship, and conversely what his relationship did to his disorder.
If you have been longing for anything to viral on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube you need to aim for this part of the brain. The Temporo-Parietal Junction, or the TPJ.
An academic paper by three Facebook data scientists (that’s an actual job description) focussed on a photograph of a Norwegian couple who said they’d have sex if their pic got more than one million likes might have uncovered the mechanism that triggers the viral sharing of content on the web.
The obituary of Harry Weathersby Stamps, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s former Dean has gone viral. “Harry Weathersby Stamps, ladies’ man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013,” was the opening line of Stamps’ obituary. Each of those traits were later detailed. The obituary reports Stamps loving smart women, from his [...]
A video has surfaced online of a scorned farmer dumping a tractor-load of horse manure on his cheating wife’s beloved convertible. He does this after apparently discovering her profile on a dating website.
A video of a young cat in the UK enjoying snow for the first time has gone viral.
It is good to know that sportsmanship isn’t completely dead! Footage has surfaced of a Spanish runner, Ivan Fernandez Anaya, intentionally losing a race in order to do the right thing.
Every now and then a little gem of a potential employment situation ends up grabbing people’s attention. That’s exactly what this brilliantly honest internship cover letter achieved. Click through for some sincere insight.
A photo of a New York Police Department officer giving a homeless man a pair of shoes has gone viral. It was taken by a tourist earlier this month in Times Square. Shen sent a copy of it to the NYPD, who then uploaded it to their Facebook page two days ago.
The Internet loves cute animals doing cute things. And the latest video making people squeal “aawwww” across the globe is no different. Its star is a baby red panda from the Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo, Japan.
A video showing a gang of skateboarders speeding down a tree-lined mountain road is currently racking up a lot of views on YouTube – especially due to a section that shows one of them colliding with a buck. It is believed he was speeding downhill at about 60 km/h when the animal decided to be a square.
Out filming a heritage train at North Creek, New York, this trainspotter has truly earned the title “foamer” – a term for people excessively enthusiastic about trains. His joyful video of a 1953 EA train has become a YouTube hit and led to many dubbing him “the world’s most excited trainspotter”. Very special..
These days YouTube singers are a dime-a-dozen and ploughing through countless clips of sub-par performers can drain even the most persistent of YouTubers. That’s where we come in, we sift the wheat from the chaff to bring you little treats like this, the 15-year-old singing sensation who’s tipped to be the next viral hit.
A warm-up routine by an Australian hurdler has racked up nearly 500 000 views in the past two days on YouTube. Michelle Jenneke was filmed just before her race during the IAAF World Junior Championship last weekend in Barcelona.
The video shows her smiling, hopping up and down, wiggling her hips, and waving to the crowd. Thanks to some super corny music that was added to the footage, along with slowing down some of her movements, we now have a video titled: The Hottest Hurdler Ever”.
But did her enthusiastic preparation help? Hell yes! Check her out – soaring past her competitors, and flying ahead to win first place!
Check it out below:
A YouTube video which has been watched over 4 million times, features a man having a conversation with himself. This was made possible using footage he recorded of himself when he was 12. The man is now 32 and has edited the footage into a brilliantly spliced interaction.
Remember when we all freaked out over that video of five people playing and singing on one guitar? The band’s name is Walk off the Earth, and they’ve just uploaded a new video onto YouTube. This time they cover the song, “Little boxes” from the TV show “Weeds”. Expect loads of cardboard box awesomeness – after the jump!
Following a recent viral expose by blogger Jonathan Corbett on the potentially serious weaknesses in the TSA’s airport body scanners, multiple journalists have reported receiving emails from the TSA “strongly cautioning” them against covering the story. Corbett is encouraging media outlets to cover the story anyway.
OK Go did a song about the primary colours on Sesame Street. No other band would make me care about this, but OK Go are sort of the kings of viral videos. So click through for some stop-motion, a new track, and primary-coloured theme outfits. No spandex this time, though.
It is weird to think that there are still people in this world who forget to turn their cell phones off during concerts. This happened during a recent performance by Slovakian violist Lukas Kmit, when a concertgoer’s Nokia ringtone suddenly interrupted the show. But the violinist responded by cleverly incorporating it into his performance, and the video has since gone viral. See it after the jump.