Viral videos: Nirvana shovel, salsa dancing kid and Disney 90s supercut

10 Jul 2015

This week in viral videos, a shovel plays along to Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, a kid has some serious salsa moves and a 90s Disney supercut causes tears.

Smells Like Teen Shovel

Is Kurt Cobain haunting people as a shovel?

We’ll let you decide after you watch this amazing nine-second video of a shovel that sounds exactly like the opening riff of Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit when it hits ice.

For those of you who love a loop video, you can even watch 10 hours of the shovel hitting ice over and over and over again.

Oooooh, spooky Cobain shovel! (There is absolutely no sarcasm in that statement.)

Uploaded: 09 July 2015

Trolling an entire dance arena

Some may call it trolling, some may call it a much better alternative than what they are actually listening to.

Viral videos regular Mashd N Kutcher is at it once again with some footage from one of their sets, where they build to a drop, which usually sets the crowd off.

But what if the bass doesn’t drop and rather kicks into one of the smoothest love songs of the 1980s? Well then you’ve got Spandau Ballet bringing the (mood of the) house down.

Uploaded: 07 July 2015

Jurassic World in six seconds

Jurassic World was one of the most-anticipated films of 2015 and, if we’re all being honest, it was an utterly ludicrous film that didn’t skimp on entertainment.

But, when it comes to security in a theme park where man-eating dinosaurs exist, it was pretty shabby.

While in no way connected with dinosaurs, YouTube user BigRobb12345 managed to neatly sum up the film in six seconds, so kudos to him.

Uploaded: 25 June 2015

Child dances his way into our hearts

As one YouTube commentator described, this kid is certainly graceful and majestic as he treats the swimming pool as his dance studio.

Most kids go to the swimming pool to go swimming, but not this kid. In his world, the song El Baile de la Mascara is a portal to another salsa dimension where his moves may save the entire universe.

Behold his glory.

Uploaded: 01 July 2015

Conan hits Comic-Con Mad Max-style

As far as US late-night talk show hosts go, Conan O’Brien is arguably the best of the lot, at least as far as this journalist is concerned.

This week, Conan took his show to Las Vegas, where one of the biggest nerd-fests in the world, Comic-Con, is taking place.

On the way, he decided to re-shoot the famous ‘guy playing a flaming guitar’ scene from the recent Mad Max: Fury Road, starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

He looks ridiculous to be sure, but the role oddly suits him.

Uploaded: 08 July 2015

What an arrogant cat looks like

You didn’t think there would be a viral videos list without a cat, did you? This time, you get to stare directly into the face of the most arrogant cat you’re likely to see.

His/her owner only wanted to record an impressive yoga video, but this cat was having none of it.

Keep an eye out for the bonus lizard that crawls on her apartment wall in the background at the 30-second mark.

Uploaded: 02 July 2015

Apocalypse Dow

You may have seen coverage of the recent spate of computer bugs that wreaked havoc across the US this week, particularly the closing of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the grounding of United Airlines flights.

Well, for Stephen Colbert, it may be the end of the world and he’s certainly prepared for it.

Nothing much else to say except, ‘Watch this, it’s brilliant’.

Uploaded: 08 July 2015

Disney 90s supercut

Ooooh, right in the feels! If you grew up in the 1990s, or spent that decade watching countless Disney classic movies come one after the other, then you’re going to like this supercut that’s been put together.

Featuring the likes of The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Mulan, this cut – put together by a professional trailer editor – certainly would make you want to see all of them put into one dramatic, emotional movie.

Uploaded: 08 July 2015

Shovel in ice image, via Shutterstock

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Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic