Viral Video

VIRAL VIDEO: This Is An Ad For Something

The marketing site Creativity recaps: Ikea’s latest ad imagines what life would have been like if people in the 17th century had felt the need to record their plate of food and get some “likes” before they actually ate it. In other words, before Instagram. The ad, the aim of which is to encourage people to rediscover the simple joy …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Man Films Himself Threatening “Gay” Man With Gun, Challenges Police To Apprehend Him

From the Detroit Free Press: A viral video of a man shouting slurs and pointing a gun at another man he believed was gay as he exited a convenience store on Detroit’s west side has sparked outrage and is being investigated by police, an official confirmed Wednesday. “We are aware of it,” said Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody. “It was …

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Explaining The Universe In 4 Minutes [VIDEO]

Gizmodo recaps: In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just four minutes from Exub1a, YouTube purveyor of “spacey stuff and existential angst.” Loosely reminiscent of the classic “Powers of Ten” motif, the video starts with “the Tyrion Lannister of physics,” better known as …

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VIRAL VIDEO: A Ringtone Rhapsody

Surprisingly lovely. Via Gizmodo: Musician Tony Ann recreated popular ringtones—like the iPhone’s Marimba and T-Mobile’s jingle—with a piano. Though hearing other people’s ringtones in real life is totally annoying, listening to their piano arrangements is quite nice (in a “hey, I know this tune but can’t quite figure out why I know it” sort of way). Now, to use Ann’s …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Massive Colorado Tornado

Via Mashable: The storm that tore through Wray, Colorado on Saturday left at least five people injured and left several buildings and homes damaged or destroyed. But it also provided this jaw-dropping video of an encounter with the tornado, filmed by well-known storm chaser Reed Timmer. The five minute video begins with a small funnel cloud stretching out to make …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Schools Reporter On Quantum Computing

NBC News reports: The internet was abuzz with praise for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday after clips showing him schooling a reporter on quantum computing went viral. While political opponents learned a lesson about underestimating the photogenic Trudeau, 44, during last year’s surprise electoral upset, the unnamed reporter fell into the same trap during an event at a …

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Woman Denounces Social Media By Shooting And Sledge-Hammering iPhone While Kids Watch [VIDEO]

So THIS started to go viral a few days ago. From the Daily Mail: Hell hath no fury like an angry Southern mom. Taking away electronics is a common parental punishment, but this mother decided to take it one step further – and shoot up her children’s iPhones with a rifle. ‘I hereby denounce the effects that social media have …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Former Marco Rubio Aide Tricks Sister Into Believing Zombies Are Invading DC [VIDEO]

You really should be able to trust the people picking up you when you’re drugged out after dental surgery. The Hill recaps: Since Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ended his White House bid last month, one of his campaign workers now has time for other ventures, including pranking his sister into believing zombies were about to invade Washington. A video of …

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Reading Fake Books On The Subway [VIDEO]

Clip recap: “Subways are a great place to catch up on your reading. But how do people react to book covers that are a little embarrassing, and also pretty hilarious? Watch how people react to comedian Scott Rogowsky reading some ridiculous books in public.”

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Joseph & Smith – Hello [VIDEO]

Two real life Mormon missionaries are going viral on YouTube with parody of Adele’s Hello than has hit 200,000 views in its first day. Marcus Joseph and Korey Smith (Joseph Smith, get it?) are Brigham Young students and you might not glom onto the fact that they’re actually pitching Mormonism until the final credit appears for LDS Smile, a group …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Donald Trump Joins The Plastics

Over 13 million views on Facebook in under 48 hours. Pink News recaps: In a hilarious new video from The Crazy Gorilla, we see the presidential wannabe tackle Regina George, the blonde tyrant who rules her school in a way Trump could soon rule a whole country. Despite his obvious ego, Trump proves no match for George, who repeatedly tells …

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FLORIDA: Ranting Woman Confronts “Asshole” Gov. Rick Scott Over Refusal To Expand Medicaid [VIDEO]

Holy CRAP, is this great. Via Salon: What would you do if had a chance encounter with the one politician you most disdained? What would you say if you ran into your governor at your local Starbucks? Lake Worth resident Cara Jennings recognized Florida Governor Rick Scott as she worked at her local Starbucks in Gainesville on Tuesday. In a …

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This Is A (Fake) Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Half a million views overnight. Via Entertainment Weekly: Sure, it’s all in the spirit of April Fools’ Day, but that doesn’t make watching the most fearsome fighter in Westeros advertise a brand of bottled water any less fun. Hafthór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson, who’s placed in the top 3 at the World’s Strongest Man competition every year since 2012, released a …

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Subway Time Travel [VIDEO]

Gizmodo sets up the latest identical twins prank by Improv Everywhere: Most NYC subway riders are pretty blasé when panhandlers hit them up for cash between stations. When a panhandler announced he was collecting funds to build a time machine, riders chuckled at the odd request—until another man boarded the train and announced he was the inventor’s future self. He …

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VIRAL VIDEO: The Trouble With Transporters

800K views overnight. Redshirts Always Die recaps: Perhaps Lt. Reginald Barclay was right all along and you should be afraid of the transporter! This hilarious, but informative video breaks down the problems with Star Trek’s transporters. It seems they may not be quite as safe as the Federation would have you believe. (I think Section 31 is behind this!)

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VIRAL VIDEO: This Is An Ad For Something

JMG reader Ed points us what is actually a parody of an ad for something – that something being a German line of sex toys for women. Watch below as a silly group of bears recreates the ad, substituting ice cream and other items for the dildos, etc. Nearly 200,000 views at this writing.

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When You Find Out Obama Can’t Run Again

Getting attention on Twitter this afternoon is an adorable video of a little girl’s sobbing reaction after her grandmother tells her President Obama is limited to two terms. Little Caprina Harris shares a birthday with the president and August 4th is a “special day of celebration” in her home. Watch the video at this link to The Root.

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VIRAL VIDEO: Puppymonkeybaby

Over 3M views in two days. Via AdWeek: Big Game ads featuring puppies, monkeys or babies often win the Super Bowl, so Mountain Dew decided to fuse all three together. Why risk segmenting your audience (What if someone likes babies but not puppies? Or monkeys but not babies?) when you can play Dr. Frankenstein and blend all three together? The …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Zombie Evolution

Game Rant recaps: Be it with recent films like Maggie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, television shows like Fear the Walking Dead, books such as Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, and video games including Call of Duty: Black Ops 3′s Zombies mode as well as Left 4 Dead, it’s safe to say that the pop culture landscape is practically littered with the …

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VIRAL VIDEO: The Chickening

I can’t even begin to describe this strangeness. Maybe the AV Club can help: Upon looking at The Chickening, other filmmakers wept, for there were no more worlds to conquer. That’s a bit of hyperbole, but the short film does seemingly represent the culmination of remix culture in film. Directed by Nick DenBoer and Davy Force, The Chickening has toured …

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