Viral videos of the week: impressions, pranks and a hands-free pants dance

6 Jul 2014

Still from Now is Not Enough's video on YouTube

We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos on the web. This week features a unique way to get dressed, an Irish homecoming, a prank call and anarchy in Switzerland.

About 100 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 Prestige puts on kids pants

Forgive the poorly translated title (provided by Google Translate), but this description at least seems to fit this video from China’s ‘The Prestige’, who has a very unique way of getting his bottom half dressed for the day (in childrenswear, we think). Unique, and impressive.


Uploaded: 28 June 2014

29 celebrity impressions, one original song

Join Rob Cantor on a sing-along with nearly 30 celebrities to promote his new song, Perfect. Granted, this sing-along involves piano-playing Andrew Horowitz and Cantor’s voice-shifting vocal cords, but close your eyes and you might just be convinced.


Uploaded: 1 July 2014

Best Irish homecoming

There’s nothing that will warm your heart faster than seeing an Irish mammy reunited with her emigrant offspring – and young Stephen here will definitely need something to warm him up after this bracing swim. Sure, a cup of tea and he’ll be grand.


Uploaded: 26 June 2014

Best Domino’s pizza prank call

Ever called two mates on separate phones and listened in as they argued over who called who? Well, these Aussie pranksters upped the game on this classic prank by connecting two Domino’s pizza branches to one another to take an order. Let confusion reign.


Uploaded: 30 June 2014

Serious riots in Switzerland

You won’t believe this footage from Switzerland following its football team’s elimination from World Cup 2014 at the hands (rather, feet) of Argentina. Honestly, it’s hard to tell if the country will ever be the same again after this outbreak of absolute anarchy.


Uploaded: 1 July 2014

Coldplay’s Sky Full of Stars as Gaeilge

Our favourite Irish-language summer school is back in session and a new video from Coláiste Lurgan translates Coldplay’s A Sky Full of Stars into Ireland’s native tongue, with the addition of some fiddles. Lovely stuff. We wonder do they do requests?


Uploaded: 30 June 2014

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Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.