Viral videos of the week

15 Jul 2012

We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos on the web. This week features Ken Block treating San Francisco like a test track from Need for Speed, reminiscing about the one that got away, and Cookie Monster gets in on the Carly Rae Jepsen parody trend.

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.

DC Shoes: Ken Block’s Gymkhana five: Ultimate urban playground; San Francisco

Upon first glancing this video, you could be forgiven for thinking this is a recording from one of the Need for Speed games, but you’d be wrong. This video was shot over four days on the actual streets of San Francisco, featuring professional rally driver Ken Block displaying his epic driving skills. With more than 14m views on YouTube in four days, this is proving a big viral win for DC Shoes.


Uploaded: 9 July, 2012

The one that got away!/shark bait

Just a quiet day fishing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA, and this young lady catches more than she had bargained for!


Uploaded: 10 July, 2012 

Sesame Street: Share It Maybe

Sesame Street is never one to miss out on a viral opportunity, whether it’s Bert and Ernie tackling the TomTom GPS voice recording or Grover proving anything is possible when you smell like a monster. This week, Cookie Monster jumps on the Carly Rae Jepsen parody bandwagon, with delicious results.



Uploaded: 10 July, 2012

Hockey Meets Soccer (Football)

A match made in heaven for sports fans here, as YouTube user combines the some of the most famous pieces of soccer commentary to some unbelievable plays in ice hockey.


Uploaded: 10 July, 2012