Viral videos of the week – 14/10/2012

14 Oct 2012

We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos on the web. This week features some good choreography to recreate video games, a very special MinutePhysics edition for the Nobel Prizes, some happy canines frolicking in slow motion and two words which should be instantly recognised – Sminky Shorts.

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 Ohio State University Marching Band – TBDBITL Halftime

Ohio State University Marching Band are some kind of experts when it comes to epic half-time shows. Whether it’s putting together a brilliant rendition of PSY – Gangnam Style like we featured a few weeks ago, or the unforgettable Party Rock Anthem half-time extravaganza from last year, the guys are always pulling out all the stops to put on a good show. This week sees them tackling some of the most memorable video games, like Zelda, Halo and Tetris, to name a few. With excellent music and unbelievable choreography, this effort has exploded on the net this week with more than 9m views at time of writing.


Uploaded: 7 October 2012 


2012 Nobel Prize: How Do We See Light?

In case you didn’t know, the Nobel Prizes were awarded this week for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace (congratulations on the latter everyone in Europe, we won!). It is the award for physics which we are drawn to for this video, awarded jointly to quantum optics trailblazers. Again it is the guys at MinutePhysics who help us to understand this major physics breakthrough. Good work, guys.


Uploaded: 9 October 2012 


Dogs in Slow Motion – 1000fps

Something to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside on a Sunday morning? You can never go too wrong with watching dogs having fun in slow motion, the title is pretty much Ronseal, so just sit back and enjoy.


Uploaded: 10 October 2012 


Sminky Shorts: Crocodile

If you haven’t seen any Sminky Shorts by now then I’d suggest it is time to move out from that rock you have been living under! The Irish-accented animated shorts have proven to be an international sensation since their inception in May of this year, with the series racking up more than 6m views in that time. This week’s video, like most of the others, contains some language but it’s not all stereotypes and swearing with the Sminky Shorts team, they even have a video to help raise Breast Cancer Awareness. Nice one, lads!


Uploaded: 9 October 2012