Viral videos of the week – 27/01/2013

27 Jan 2013

We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos on the web. This week features more Kerry-shtyle Pulp Fiction, a wayward referee, an honest trailer for the most recent Indiana Jones film, a lifestyle-maintaining solution for obsessive gamers, and the answer to the age-old question: which came first, the chicken or the egg?

More than 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, 500 years of video watched on Facebook every day, and more than 700 YouTube videos shared on Twitter each minute, ensuring there is always video trending on the web.

With so much video available for viewing, we take a look at some of the viral videos that have caught our eye this week.

Pulp Fiction Kerry Shtyle 2

As promised, a second instalment of ‘Pulp Fiction: Kerry Style’ arrived on Monday featuring the voice talents of IT Tralee music technology students Eoin O’Leary and David Williams substituting in for Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta. Having been given the go-ahead to overdub the entire film from director Quentin Tarantino himself, we’re expecting more Irish-ised iconic scenes to follow.

Uploaded: 21 January 2013

Referee fouls player

This week a debate raged on who was in the wrong when Swansea City FC’s timewasting ball-boy received a kick from Chelsea’s Eden Hazard in the process of retrieving the ball during the Capital One Cup semi-final. But what about this referee who fouled a player on the pitch?

Uploaded: 22 January 2013

Honest Trailers – Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull

Screen Junkies are here to dispel the myths of movie trailers and bring you the truth of what you are about to watch. This week, they took on the much-maligned Indiana Jones & The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, known for making fans of the franchise weep into their popcorn and curse Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. Sure, it’s full of spoilers, but you don’t want to waste your time watching the full movie anyway. Believe me.

Uploaded: 24 January 2013

The Replacer

Xbox reckons you’re going to want to spend a lot of time playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 when you get your hands on the Revolution DLC Map Pack (featuring all-new multiplayer maps, brand new zombie game mode and more) – so much so that you may start shirking some of your responsibilities in life. Never fear, though, as ‘The Replacer’ (played by Peter Stormare) is here to take care of things while you’re otherwise engaged.

Uploaded: 22 January 2013

Which Came First – The Chicken or the Egg?

An age-old question is finally answered by those clever clogs over at AsapSCIENCE. Now, see if you can learn off all 3 minutes and 30 seconds of the answer in time for work tomorrow and prepare to impress your colleagues with your new-found knowledge. (Or just skip to the end for the short, definitive version.)


Uploaded: 24 January 2013

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.