Viral videos of the week: Ohio State marching band, Sminky Shorts and finger-snapping

3 Nov 2013

Still from 'late for meeting' by David Lewandowski on YouTube

We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos on the web. This week features more marching band mastery, the surreal life of David Lewandowski, a Sminky Short, a Halloween feast and freestyle finger-snapping.

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.

Ohio State University marching band Hollywood blockbuster

Just last week we introduced you to the Ohio State University marching band spectacular displays and this week they’ve somehow manage to top their Michael Jackson tribute act with this performance that blends the heroics of Superman with the magic of Harry Potter and the terror of Jurassic Park. Fantastic!


Uploaded: 26 October 2013

Late for meeting

It’s been two years since YouTuber, director and animation artist David Lewandowski brought us the surreal clip he titled ‘going to the store’. Close to 16m views later, Lewandowski has finally brought us a sequel that in a week has more than half that many people checking it out.


Uploaded: 25 October 2013

Sminky Shorts: Ghost

For the week that was in it, Sminky Shorts brought us this spooky clip with its trademark Irish flavour – and a spot of NSFW language.


Uploaded: 25 October 2013

Freestyle finger-snapping

YouTuber Darren Drouin has taken four minutes out of his day to share this quite useless, yet still fairly impressive, talent with you. And don’t try to tell you us you didn’t give it a go yourself after watching.


Uploaded: 29 October 2013

Porcupine’s Halloween feast

And finally, we leave you with almost three minutes of a porcupine named Teddy Bear noisily devouring a pumpkin. Sure what other use would you have for them post-Halloween?


Uploaded: 31 October 2013

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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.