This week’s top 5 trending viral videos
If you’re completely sick of all the coverage leading up to the Super Bowl, I’m here to provide you with some relief (9 out of 10 bloggers recommend it) with this week’s YouTube videos that seem to be gaining steam on the viral Internet train.
5. From the hilarious minds of one of my favorite channels on YouTube is this catchy and easy-to-sing song “Hapi Berth Dey.” It’s “about an Egyptian river god who finds a place to sleep atop two sheep” that also possibly doubles as an expression of his outrage of the misappropriation of copyright laws which legally also applies to a popular song traditionally sung to celebrate birthdays. Feel free to sing this new song coincidentally at your next birthday party!
4. Full disclosure says this is a viral ad for the film CHRONICLE, but neither I, nor the Internet (all 5 million views) can’t deny what a cool idea (and execution) it is: remote control planes shaped like humans were flown all over downtown Manhattan.
3. As if Kristin Bell isn’t already an 11 on the 1 to 10 scale of cuteness (an opinion expressed that represent my own and not those of any employer) she goes ahead and tells this story on Ellen about the day when she finally achieved her lifelong goal of meeting a real life sloth (Her words: “‘My entire life had been waiting for this moment”). You can’t blame her for her meltdown because you gotta admit that sloths are pretty dang cute as evident in these photos. Too bad their name has been slandered as one of the 7 deadly sins.
2. To shift to a more scientific and technical realm of viral videos is this mindblowing flying swarm of “Nano Quadrotors” built by some people smarter than you or me at the University of Pennsylvania. This is one of those videos where no description can do it justice. You just have to watch it. After you do so, you’ll join me in my pledge, “I, for one, welcome our new Nano Quadrotor overlords.”
1. Don’t Flop hosts rap freestyle battles (although a lot sound pre-written to me) in the UK and this recent battle of “Blizzard,” a cocky 17 year old kid up against Mark Grist, an English teacher is rather immense. The kid, going first, sounds admittedly pretty good (despite his annoying tendency to laugh at his own punchlines) until Mr. Grist gets his chance and takes Blizzard to school.
Bonus pick: David So, a funny comedian and Paul Kim, a talented singer take the viewer on a tour of R&B history that is surprisingly good, but what makes this blog-worthy is the surprise guest appearance midway through. It’s worth watching.