Viral videos of the week: Dublin tornado, the camp gyno, food porn and a song for Ireland

4 Aug 2013

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We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos on the web. This week features the affluent crowd at the Galway Races rubbing their wealth in our faces, a terrifying tornado in Dublin, the even scarier horror of the Camp Gyno, Ireland summed up through song, an alternate universe without mobile devices, an eggs-plosion and a spot of food-based sex education.

About 100 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.

Man at Galway Races wipes his face with a fifty

Ah, the yearly Galway Races, home of Irish horse-racing, fabulous Ladies Day headwear and men with more money than they know what to do with, apparently.

 

Uploaded: 1 August 2013

Dublin tornado

Weather warnings threatened us with tornadoes this week but, thankfully, we were safe from the perils of Mother Nature. Some Photoshopping fiend did attempt to fool us all with a doctored image of a water spout over Galway Bay, but he has been bested by this dramatic footage of a Dublin tornado.

 

Uploaded: 1 August 2013

Ireland – a snapshot

What better way to celebrate your homeland than with a musical tribute to all its best bits set to the tune of Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’? While we wouldn’t go around boasting about all aspects of Irish ‘culture’ covered in this song, we can’t deny that TV and radio presenter Eoghan McDermott really has our number.

 

Uploaded: 31 July 2013

The Camp Gyno

Many advertisers dream of virality, but the audience is fickle and striking the right chord is easier said than done. Helloflo, a company that delivers timely care packages to menstruating women, has nailed it with their latest campaign introducing us to ‘The Camp Gyno’ and breaching 4m views in just one week.

 

Uploaded: 28 July 2013

Porn sex vs real sex: the differences explained with food

This tongue-in-cheek look at the differences between porn sex and real sex has been inspired by Cindy Gallop’s MakeLoveNotPorn movement and takes a frank, culinary approach to sex education that has proved popular online this week.

 

Uploaded: 29 July 2013

Eggcellent timing

Ever wonder what students occupy themselves with over the summer holidays? Pondering life’s great questions, that’s what – ;ike whether or not an egg exploding in a microwave would be strong enough to blow the door open. These lads took it a step further to find out the terrifying truth.

 

Uploaded: 1 August 2013

The world without mobile

Ever wondered what the world would be like if we tried to get on with our day-to-day activities without our precious mobile devices? Qualcomm has, and it’s a frantic, bustling place.

 

Uploaded: 11 July 2013

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Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com

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