Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video was the viral hit of 2012, inspiring scores of parodies. It was the first YouTube video to exceed one billion views.
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IKEA’s warehouse stores have never looked more comfortable than they do with 100 housecats running loose among all the stylish furniture and lighting fixtures.
3“The Known Universe”
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From the American Museum of Natural History, a tour of the universe, from the Himalayas to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Wow!
4“Rick Astley – ‘Never Gonne Give You Up'”
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This video redefined “viral video” and gained cult status when it became a part of the popular Internet meme known as “Rickrolling.”
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A man dresses up in drag to play a ditzy blonde girl singing about her obsession with footwear.
6What Does the Fox Say?
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This video doesn’t really make any sense, but it is undeniably addictive. In fact, after hearing the tune (and watching the silliness), you may have trouble getting it out of your head.
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It might be staged, it might be real, but one thing’s for sure: “World of Warcraft” has never been funnier.
8“Evolution of Dance”
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Judson Laipply made a name for himself with his six-minute video of dances that spans five decades of pop music.
9“Steve Jobs Stanford commencement speech”
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In 2005, Steve Jobs gave the commencement speech at Stanford. It’s now been viewed by millions — an inspirational message about life, death, and motivation.
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Patrick Jean’s short film, shot on location in New York, depicts the invasion of New York City by 8-bit creatures. Strange and wonderful.