Viral videos are delightful modern marvels in video form that spread like wildfire over social media sites and email. These online video clips are free and often feature funny, miraculous, or just plain awesome content that glues the viewer to the screen for the entirety of the video. Upon ending, the viewer then feels the need to share what they’ve just witnessed because they simply cannot keep that much awesome to themselves, thus forming a line of sharing and views that launch the video clip into viral video stardom.
The question of the best viral video or the funniest viral video is impossible to answer, since there are thousands of videos in cyberspace. However, the question of the first viral videos can be answered: Does anyone remember “The Spirit of Christmas” from 1995 or “Dancing Baby” from 1996? The former was a short animated film by South Park’s co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the latter was a short sample of some 3D animation software.
The most viewed and shared viral video was KONY 2012 created by Invisible Children, Inc. in 2012 with more than 96,000,000 views.
Some of the funniest videos can be found on YouTube, Funny or Die, and College Humor — sites that have made their reputations off of their video content, and contain most of today’s favorite viral videos. Take a look at a few of our favorites — some you know, and some you may not, but all are funny, adorable, or just plain awesome!
Cooper the Corgi Declares War on the Doorstop
This Baby River Otter’s ‘Eeep!’ Will Make You Go Awww!
A Daughter’s Special Birthday Surprise: Mom, I’m Pregnant!
9-Year-Old Explains Life, the Universe, and Everything
2-Year-Old Bedtime Bandit Picks Locks, Steals Sister’s Toys
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