Viral videos of the week

26 Aug 2012

We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos on the web. This week features a preview of the new iPhone 5 design (sort of), what would happen if everyone in the world jumped at the same time, how to be a pretend celebrity and why you shouldn’t ask a work collegue to canoodle.

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.

LEAKED Official Apple iPhone 5 Promo Video – Keynote 2012

The iPhone 5 is arguably the most anitcipated piece of technology this year and with the anticipation and rumours comes the parodies. This week, Adam Sacks takes a light-hearted view of the iPhone 5 and pokes fun at Apple fanboys in the process. Amazingly, some people are having trouble seeing the joke.


Uploaded: August 19,2012 


What If Everyone JUMPED At Once? 

We’ve all probably heard this one before, right? If everyone in the world jumped up and down at the same time, the earth would be shifted off it’s axis. Wrong! And the guys at VSauce explain why (although if you are looking for some further explanation this 1984 answer to the question by Cecil Adams is a good bet).


Uploaded: August 18, 2012 


Fake Celebrity Pranks New York City 

In 1968, Andy Warhol famously stated “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes“. Here we are in 2012 and the statement has never been more apt. YouTube prankster Brett Cohen hits Times Square with two bodyguards, two assistants and some photographers in an effort to whip up some celebrity buzz for himself. As the video shows it worked a little too well.

Uploaded: August 21, 2012


Nerd Alert – Dear Peach (Luigi Love Song) ft KurtHugoSchneider 

You have to feel sorry for Luigi, don’t you? Forever stuck as “Player 2”. Although this video by Nerd Alert shows there could be a more softer side to everyone’s favourite sidekick.


Uploaded: August 22, 2012 


Anchorman Canoodling News Blooper 

Here are some rules for using the word “canoodle”. First, don’t ever use the word “canoodle”. Second, if you absolutely must use it then you should probably learn what the word means. Third, never say it to a work collegue, and finally, if you’ve ignored rules one to three, please don’t say it on live television!


Uploaded: August 22, 2012