Machine-gunned melons, robot tennis, Zidane's skills and other viral videos of the week
Saturday 02 April 2011
Images of a YouTube regular machine-gunning watermelons, two flying robots playing tennis and Zidane showing off his skills were among the top viral videos on YouTube from March 28 through April 1.
On Monday, March 28, a video titled " Zlatan Ibrahimovic prende a calci Christian Wilhelmsson in ritiro con la Svezia," showing Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic kicking teammate Christian Wilhelmsson while joking around in training, attracted 260,187 within a mere 19 hours after it was uploaded.
The viral video for Tuesday was also football related. Titled " Zidane The Greatest Player Ever Destroying A Goalkeeper," the video shows French former footballer Zinedine Zidane taking the ball around a hapless goalkeeper several times before putting it in the back of the net. Uploaded March 23, the video had attracted over five million views by Tuesday, March 29.
A video of two flying robots bouncing a ball back and forth attracted over 350,000 views in two days and was featured on several tech and social media blogs, making it a viral video on March 30. The robots in the video, " Quadrocopter Ball Juggling," are known as quadrocopters due to their four vertically mounted rotor blades. The machines were not controlled by people but rather computers and a motion sensor.
YouTube regular FSPRussia uploaded a video on March 29 called " Dual Wielding MI6's," showing him shooting at several targets, including watermelons and a steel pipe, with army issue M16 machine guns. By Thursday, March 31, the video had gone viral, gaining nearly one and a half million views.
On April 1, Katy Perry's new music video titled " Katy Perry E.T. ft. Kanye West" earned viral-video status. The clip first hit the internet on Thursday, March 31, and by 1pm GMT had attracted 1,605,966 views. The futuristic song features Katy Perry and Kanye West floating in outerspace, interspersed with clips of exotic wildlife.
Find all five of the week's viral videos at: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?p=6584C0D599420A7B
peopleContenders for Time magazine's Person of the Year are a mixture of the good, the bad and the holy
tvSteven Moffat reveals the actor was dying to take on the role of the Time Lord and says he is excited to see what he will do with the character
sportBayern Munich 2 Manchester City 3: City come from two down to beat reigning European Champions
newsAs the world remembers Mandela the hero, the prison where he spent 27 years seems all the more brutal
arts + ents... and a chance to paint Booker Prize winning author Hilary Mantel
danceUnder Tamara Rojo's inspired direction, it seems possible that it could challenge the dominance of the Royal Ballet. We meet some established names and rising stars
travelDiscover Uruguay's jet-set beach resort, an Atlantic enclave with plenty of art and culture to explore on the side
Life & Style blogs
Low-cost metal 3D printer could be the next step in home manufacturing revolution
$183,000 fine for man who joined Anonymous attack for 'one minute'
People who drink alcohol outlive those who abstain, study shows
Exercise most effective lifestyle choice for preventing dementia, researchers say
GTA 5 update: Content Creator released, online heists and story mode updates coming soon
- 1 Mountain goats' miraculous escape from avalanche captured in dramatic video footage
- 2 It’s shameful that our universities have accepted gender segregation under pressure from the most oppressive religious fanatics
- 3 Sir Ian McKellen hits back at Damian Lewis' 'fruity actor' claims
- 4 Kenyan politician Mike Sonko left red-faced after photoshopping himself next to Nelson Mandela
- 5 Selfie at funeral: Cameron squeezes in on Obama snap at Mandela memorial
- < Previous
- Next >
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits: Harrington Starr: Junior/Grad C# .NET Wi...
Negotiable: Harrington Starr: C#.NET Developer (VB6,.NET, SQL, Winforms) Wokin...
£35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits : Harrington Starr: MI BA Analyst (SQL, S...
£55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: Senior Java De...