1. Hypnotising Chickens, 1934
A boy from Slaley, Northumberland demonstrates how to make a chicken stay in place by drawing a line of chalk on the ground.
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Internet statisticians will tell you that adorable animal videos comprise 76.4% of YouTube -- that math may be made up -- but creature cuteness dates back to long before the video site’s launch in 2005.
YouTube channel British Pathé scours through its 90,000 digitized newsreels and shares gems of vintage delight, including delightful clips of animals.
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We picked through the British Pathé archives and found ten animal videos that may look a lot like the viral hits you see nowadays.
This story originally published on Mashable here.