Viral Friday: Iron Baby
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 week’s Viral Friday #1 position goes to Iron Baby. Patrick Boivin made it into Viral Friday 4 times before, and now he did it again. The runner up spot is for The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car. Exploring alternative fuels has popped its collar with Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz. Taig Khris completes this week’s top 3. Former world X-Games champ Taig Khris, has set a new world record by jumping off the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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Patrick Boivin made it into Viral Friday 4 times before, and now he did it again. His stunning special effects-packed clip called Iron Baby stars year-old Margaret Boivin as a diddy version of Robert Downey Jr’s movie superhero. Patrick, a self-taught filmmaker, spent two months creating the 72-second masterpiece with pal Jocelyn “Strob” Simard before posting it online. Iron Baby got just over 3.5 million views since May 27th.
2. The Coke Zero & Mentos Rocket Car
Exploring alternative fuels has popped its collar with Fritz Grobe and Stephen Voltz. The guys who became an online sensation for creating geysers with a combo of Coke Zero and Mentos. The alternative car was fuelled with 108 2 litres, Coke Zero bottles and 648 Mentos and it travelled a distance of 220 feet! And if you want the ultimate experience you can watch it in 3d, with your own 3d glasses. The video was first uploaded on 30 May and it is viewed almost 1.2 million times since.
3. Taig Khris: Eiffel Tower Drop
Former world X-Games champ Taig Khris, has set a new world record by jumping off the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Thousands of fans gathered to watch the skater make the highest roller skate jump ever. During his jump of the first floor he made ten metres of free-fall before landing onto the thirty meter ramp. The video was first uploaded on 31 May and it is viewed over 1.5 million times since.
4. Ozzy Scare At Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
America’s cuddliest dad, Ozzy Osbourne, planned some fun to announce the release of his new album Scream. He sat in Madame Tussauds in New York pretending to be the wax version of himself. Then when people sat next to him to have their picture taken, he’d jump up and make them (yes!) scream. It’s an old trick but it still works like a charm. Highlight in the video is the little girl saying ‘He has real hair on his hands!’. The video has been viewed over 1.5 million times since May 26.
5. Shinya: iPad Magic
This street magician has added an iPad to his magic routine in the streets of Tokyo. He turns his show into a story about the past, present and future of communication. Next to the iPad he uses real props like a piece of cheese and a pigeon. A lot of people claim they can clearly see how he does his tricks, and using a pre-programmed iPad doesn’t add to the credibility. Some even say that it’s a viral by Apple. But nevertheless it’s an entertaining video that has reached almost 800,000 viewers since May 30.