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07/08/2009 by

Viral Friday: JK Unexpected Divorce Entrance

Viral Friday is the weekly viral video chart of ViralBlog, showing the 5 most popular viral videos, commercials, games or user-generated videos, carefully selected and ranked by popularity, viral impact & spread.

This weeks Viral Friday #1 position goes to JK Unexpected Divorce Hearing. A parody on a parody; the JK Unexpected Divorce Entrance. The runner up spot is for Vortex Cannon! Bang Goes the Theory. A preview on the Vortex Cannon showed in BBC’s Bang Goes The Theory popular science program. Bruno Kammerl jumps completes this week’s top 3. The biggest waterslide on earth.

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1. JK Unexpected Divorce Hearing Entrance

Now that the original video of Jill and Kevin got over 17 million views, it was a spoof waiting to happen. This time it involves dancing on the divorce hearing. Attorneys, judge and police followed by the soon-to-be-divorced couple dance their way into the court room. The video ends with Jerry Springer/ Judge Judy alike dance combinations, again to the tunes of Chris Brown.

The video was produced by Indigo productions, a New York based video and multimedia production company. The video generated more than 1.5 million views within a week, but the reactions vary from ‘They went through a lot of work to do something totally un-creative’ to ‘This has to be one of the top 10 parodies of the year’. See for yourself.

2. Vortex Cannon! – Bang Goes the Theory

The new BBC One series ‘Bang goes the theory’ puts science to the test. Its presentators travel the world to see scientific breakthrouhs that influence every day life, whether they’re in cosmology, zoology or medicine.

The first episode features presentor Jem Standsfield trying to blow away a house of brick using a Vortex Canon. Same as in the story of the three piglets, Jem starts of with blowing over a house of straw and wood, subsequently achieving what the wolf never could.

The BBC placed the video on YouTubee and over 700.000 people watched the preview. The series is broadcast prime time on BBC One, expactations were high and first episode got 3.2 million viewers. Unfortnately for the BBC, the first reactions online question whether ‘Bang goes the theory’ was able to live up to its expectations and doubts on whether the series will survive prime time. Viewers already decreased during the second episode. Time will tell.

3. Bruno Kammerl Jumps

Bruno Kammerl’s Megaswoosh made many people speculate on Twitter whether it’s a fake video or not.

Pretty soon Microsoft reveiled itself as the company behind the viral on Mach-es-machbar. The video has generated over 400,000 views in just 4 days on video portals such as Youtube and Dumpert now within 4 days.

4. Dom’s Folding Bike

Dominic Hargreaves has created quite possibly the most remarkable folding bike ever. Most folding bikes on the market fold, sure, but they still aren’t quite as compact as people would like them to be. Dom’s bike however folds completely into the circumference of the wheels and leaves a nice little pull handle for you to drag the bike around.

And not surprisingly, the bicycle design has earned Dominic a chance at winning the James Dyson Award for innovation (which translates to lots of fame and a prize of over $14,000 USD.

This compact folding bike is called The Contortionist.

5. Titel SOS Mata Atlântica (Xixi no Banho)

The Brazilian environmental group SOS Mata Atlântica which stands for the Atlantic Rainforest, encourages people to pee under the shower to save some water.

In their campaign to save the rainforest this TV commercial is developed and now spreads it’s way over the internet. It is well received by all viewers, who now claim to have been saving the rainforest all their lives.

The makers say that they use humour to persuade people to reduce flushes. Although the video is Brazilian, the images speak for themselves so everyone get’s the message. A translation for there pay-off says: “Pee in the shower! Save the Atlantic rainforest!”

To support the campaign they also made a supporting website and social media is well included with social sites like Facebook, Orkut and Twitter.


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