Viral videos are those that become enormously popular through video sharing websites and email distribution based on remarkable content. This article highlights three of the best viral videos of all-time. These videos are guaranteed to make people say: “Wow!” Links to each of these viral videos are embedded within this article.
Viral Video No. 1: A Tiny Apartment Transforms into 24 Rooms
This video demonstrates how Hong Kong architect, Gary Chang, miraculously designed a tiny, 344-square-foot apartment for maximum efficiency (the video first came to my attention after reading “Domestic Transformer” by Associated Content contributor, Michele Starkey).
The video showcases Chang’s innovative sliding wall system which allows the living space to be converted into 24 different rooms. Chang also uses mirrors and various metals to create the illusion of a larger apartment. The apartment includes a bedroom, living room with a large flat-screen television, a sitting room, kitchen, linen closet, laundry room, bathroom, shower, bathtub, and a home movie theater.
Uploaded just six days ago, the video has already gone viral, generating nearly 800,000 views.
Viral Video No. 2: The World’s Most Amazing Basketball Shot
This video of a last-second, full-court, game-winning shot has garnered more than 8,300,000 views, making it one of the most viral sports’ videos of all-time.
The dramatic lead-in to the shot is as follows: In a game between Guilford and Randolph Macon colleges on January 31, 2005, the teams were tied at 88 with just six-tenths of a second remaining. A Randolph Macon player then sunk the first of two free throws to give his team the lead, 89-88. He missed the second free throw, however, and Guilford player, Jordan Snipes, rebounded the ball and immediately hurled it the full length of the court as the clock expired. To everyone’s astonishment and awe, Snipes swished the 94-foot shot, lifting Guilford to an improbable 91-89 victory.
Viral Video No. 3: Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog
Anthropomorphism is nearly always fascinating and often hilarious, and Tillman, the skateboarding bulldog, does not disappoint in this viral video. Tillman is no “poser”: he is genuinely “stoked” by skateboarding and enjoys pulling off “sick” tricks for his adoring fans. He propels himself forward, alternating between his right and left paws, and then hops on deck for a nice ride. Occasionally, Tillman gets so excited that he gives his board a bite.
One of the most viral videos of all-time, Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog has received more than 11 million views.