Viral Friday: HuckChuckFacts
Viral Friday is the weekly viral video chart of ViralBlog, showing the 10 most popular viral videos, commercials or user-generated videos, carefully selected and ranked by popularity, viral impact & spread.
This week’s Viral Friday #1 position goes to Mike Huckabee with HuchChuckFacts. The United States presidential election are only to be held in November 2008, but a lot of candidates already try to create a lot of buzz online to attract votes. And so is Mike Huchabee, who brings in internet meme Chuck Norris. The runner up spot is for The Two Talking Cats. Two cute cats, Stina and Mossy, have conquered the harts of millions of internet users with their cat conversation. Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show viral completes this week’s top 3. Heidi Klum shows us her “great knockers” to promote the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, to be seen on CBS starting December 4th.
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The United States presidential election are still a year away (November 4th 2008), but several candidates already try to attract as many online attention as possible. Earlier we saw Obama Girl for candidate Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton with a viral video Soprano style, Ron Paul with This November 5th and now Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee. To arrest the attention he presents internet phenomenon Chuck Norris, known for the Chuck Norris Facts, in his clip. The result: A lot of buzz and over 1 million views on YouTube.
2. The Two Talking Cats
Cats are extremely popular on the internet! Take LOLcats, Battle Cats, Nora: The Piano Playing Cat, Sleepy Cat and Nokia’s Flying Cat. And now we can add two cute cats to the list: Stina and Mossy! Millions of internet users watched the conversation between the two cats. YouTube user klaatu42 made this beautiful and hilarious translation!
3. Victoria Secrets Fashion Show: Heidi Klum
Top model and ‘Project Runway’ presenter Heidi Klum uses her “great knockers” to promote the Victoria Secret Fashion Show, to be seen on CBS from December 4th. Amongst others, AOL Videoblog and The Bosh posted the viral on their blog.
4. Fox News Porn
To declare you do not have to watch Fox News if you are really interested in the news the people behind foxnewsporn.com made a compilation of all “highlights” of Fox News. Shortly after the web site foxnewsporn.com was dug on Digg it was removed, just as the account of the poster. The site is a petition and viral promo for the new documentary OutFoxed, made by BraveNewFilms. Also to be found on the DVD is the popular Fox Attacks viral video. (Source: , TrendHunter)
5. World Of Warcraft: Mr. T
Mr. T, otherwise known as BA Baracus, already had a job on the side earlier this year with the “Snickers. Get some nuts” campaign, by advertising agency Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO. Now the holidays are coming the worlds number 1 online game World of Warcraft (WoW) attracted the former The A-Team star and William Shatner, known for his role in Star Track (as James T. Kirk), to give the game an extra sales impulse.
6. Don’t Give Up On Vista
Everybody knows the very funny Mac vs PC videos. In this new one we see how the PC guy tries to get his “Don’t Give Up On Vista” banner, his action to withhold people from switching to Mac, live. Obviously this doesn’t go as he expected and hoped. The message is clear, the video is funny.
7. The C.M.O.N.S. Penis Enlargement
Last year German car manufacturer Opel launched the pan-European Opel Corsa campaign with an unique rock band: The C.M.O.N.S.. The band consists of five funky dolls (White, Moo, Blue, Red and Cherri) who co-hosted the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards. In this new campaign the Fab Five are on a quest for their biggest fans. In the above video we see band member Red who gets a mysterious package in his mailbox …
8. Axe Dirty Farm
Some time ago deodorant brand Axe, supported by the College Humor community, launched World’s Dirtiest Movies. The idea was to get the community members to upload their “dirty movies”. All uploaded movies were eventually converted into one big video, with David Spade playing the leading role.
9. Nokia Web2.0 Song
Web2.0, what is it? Especially for everybody who gets dizzy from all the terminology Nokia made this this catchy song. The above video very quickly makes clear Web2.0 is not about RSS, USG, AJAX and other difficult words. No, Web2.0 is solely about “Connecting People”.
10. Samsung: Fight Caught On Phone
These days many people have a camera-phone, lots of them with video functionality, contributing to the internet with their User Generated Content. One of the popular manufacturers is Samsung. In the above video we see some people, all screaming and shouting, watching a fight. One of the people films the fight with his Samsung phone. Nothing spectacular so far, until you see who the fighters are…