Viral videos of the week

5 Aug 2012

We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos on the web. This week features a zombie apocolypse, a new Bond trailer to get excited about, what would happen if ‘Taken’ was in real life, a LEGO wheelchair, and an Olympian proving he’s not the best at interviews.

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.

Zombie experiment NYC

Deep down we all know every man has planned how to survive a zombie apocalypse, but how would some New Yorkers react to some very realistic ones walking through the streets of the Big Apple? Not too well, it would seem.

Uploaded: 30 July, 2012

‘Taken’ with a real dad

In recent weeks, fans have been getting excited with new trailers for the upcoming sequel to Taken (starring Liam Neeson). But what if this happened in real life? How would the everyday dad deal with the situation?


Uploaded: 1 August, 2012 

New Skyfall international trailer

After the London Olympics’ opening ceremony, it seems actor Daniel Craig’s star couldn’t be any higher. That is, until the new Skyfall trailer was released a couple of days later. Excited about the new Bond film? I know I am!

New Bond film? In!


Uploaded: 31 July, 2012

The LEGO wheelchair

Some people have way too much time on their hands, but then I remind myself how much fun LEGO is and can think of a hell of a lot of worse ways to spend that time. I can’t see Professor X using one of these any time soon, but it is still a great piece of LEGO engineering.


Uploaded: 30 July, 2012 

Ryan Lochte is terrible at interviews

You really have to feel for Olympics athlete Ryan Lochte. Not only does he have to contend with Michael Phelps on a daily basis, but the guys over at BuzzFeed have just put up a video of him trying to field some interview questions … and fail miserably.

Uploaded: 1 August, 2012