Viral videos of the week

1 Jul 2012

We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos. This week features creative Star Wars fans, some hard-working farmers, and the city of Poznan proving that they’re missing the boys in green in Poland.

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.

‘The Star Wars That I Used To Know’ – Gotye ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ Parody

Remember the first three Star Wars films? a) There were only three Star Wars films. b) Yeah, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith had great special effects.

Congratulations those of you who answered a. Enjoy the video.


Uploaded: 27 June, 2012

Meet the Pyro

Those of you who have played Team Fortress 2 (still the greatest online multiplayer around) will no doubt be familiar with the scary sound of a Pyro’s flamethrower setting all around him alight. “One shudders to imagine what inhuman thoughts lie behind that mask”, thanks to Valve’s new Source Filmmaker, we get to find out.


Uploaded: 27 June, 2012

I’m farming and I grow it

While most people’s idea of a viral video might not include hard-working farmers, the employees of Peterson Farm and Livestock have other ideas, with their parody cover of LMFAO’s Sexy and I Know it amassing more than 1.5m views on YouTube and 500,000 shares on Facebook this week.


Uploaded: 25 June, 2012  

Poznanians Continue To Miss The Irish

On the pitch it hasn’t been a European Championships to remember for Ireland, eliminated after three consecutive losses. Off the field, however, the loyal fans have caused quite a stir in Poland, with the locals in Poznan continuing to miss the Irish fans as the tournament progresses. Here is the scene from the fanzone in Poznan before the Spain-Portugal semi-final.


Uploaded: 28 June, 2012