Viral videos of the week – 30/09/2012

30 Sep 2012

We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos on the web. This week features the scary realisation that we put too much information about ourselves online, the iPhone 5 flying off the shelves (but not off the ground), a marching band becoming the next to turn on the ‘Gangnam Style’ and doing what every Android fan would like to do to the new iPhone.

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.

Amazing mind reader reveals his ‘gift’ 

It has been proven that people share too much personal information about themselves online. But we don’t seem to realise how much information we put out there until someone else points it out. This isn’t such a huge thing when it is a friend, but what if it were a complete stranger? Dave, the “incredible mind reader”, is an extremely gifted clairvoyant who finds out specific financial information. This video reveals the magic behind the magic, making people aware of the fact that their entire life can be found online.


Uploaded: 24 September 2012 


iPhone 5: Super Glued to Ground in Amsterdam (Leidseplein)

What do you do if you own the first iPhone 5 in the Netherlands? Well, if you’re you superglue it to the ground, naturally. It really is the simple things in life which can make us laugh, and with nearly 2m views to date, this video is proving to be a big hit on YouTube.


Uploaded: 21 September 2012 


Ohio University Marching 110 – Gangnam Style 

Try all you like, you simply cannot escape this song. There have been remixes, chatroulette versions, city mascot versions and even Hitler downfall parodies of PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’. But you haven’t lived until you’ve heard a marching band play a rendition of it! This week we get that chance, courtesy of Ohio University Marching 110.


Uploaded: 22 September 2012 


iPhone 5 vs .50 Cal: Tech Assassin – RatedRR @Support 

OK, so what is the second best thing you can do with a brand new iPhone 5? (Apart from supergluing it to the ground, of course?) Well, the guys at RatedRR indicate the answer is to put a .50 cal bullet through it … twice.


Uploaded: 24 September 2012