- Ko Im at Trending Now21 hrs ago
Cuteness overload! Here’s the most adorable way to celebrate a tiny hedgehog’s birthday. Bake me a tiny pink cake and invite my tiny friends to a tiny dining table.
Seeing a hedgehog with icing on its mouth may look familiar, because it’s brought by the same people who brought us tiny hamsters eating tiny burritos - that video’s at almost 8 million views. A social media agency called Hello Denizen (denizencompany.com) started uploading these shorts earlier this year - and the latest installment has us drooling for more bite-sized deliciousness!
Wish the hedgehog happy birthday on our Facebook and Twitter pages!
- Ko Im at Trending Now21 hrs ago
If you're following one newscast, "you must get out of Canada!"
In a fake but adorable broadcast of the so-called VCN breaking news, pint-sized presenters claim that the country is dangerous. This show, produced by the husband-and-wife team of Black Hat Media Utah, has been watched over 30,000 times. Nieces Libby, 7, and Sarah, 5, toss back and forth on "right now's news," reading without a prompter. The girls apparently got a green screen and wanted to play around with the technology.
Viewers on YouTube have found it hilarious, with one commenting, "Hope everyone got out of Canada ok."
But why the Canada bashing? you ask. A weather specialist came to Libby's school and left a big impression of the country on her.
Tornados aside, we're advised by these aspiring journalists not to leave anything behind in weather disasters — especially your fridge. Thanks for the tips, ladies! You have a great broadcasting future ahead of you — maybe not in Canada, though. #sorrynotsorry
- Ko Im at Trending Now1 day ago
Homeowners in the town of Vista, in the New York City suburbs panicked and ran out of the house after they smelled smoke.
The response from the small Vista Fire Department was caught on a heatproof helmetcam (aka FireCam). It gets us so close we can almost touch the flames. The video, now viewed over 18,000 times, shows us firsthand how firefighters respond to and battle a chaotic inferno.
The house fire was made more problematic with downed wires and communication, manpower, and hose problems. The firefighters tried to close the front door to contain the flames, but the glass part of the door melted. But with the help of other fire companies, the blaze was brought under control. No one was hurt, and we're reminded of these firefighters putting their lives on the line every time.
- Ko Im at Trending Now1 day ago
After 50 years of being shackled in spikes, Raju the elephant has been freed from captivity in India. A team of 10 wildlife experts and veterinarians from Wildlife SOS, accompanied by police, entered his enclosure in the middle of the night, removed the shackles from his legs, and rescued Raju.
Operation Raju was difficult. During the mission, his captors tried to fight off the rescuers, who eventually had to gain the elephant's trust by offering it fruit.
Volunteers say they witnessed tears streaming down Raju's face after he was freed from his chains. Some animal experts believe elephants are capable of crying since they appear to experience emotions similar to those of humans.
Many commenters on the YouTube video are sympathetic toward the animal. One person wrote, "When are people going to realize that animals feel just as we do, if not more. So heartbreaking."
- Ko Im at Trending Now2 days ago
Prepare to be stunned. We're seeing more and more drones being sent into the skies and capturing never-before-seen footage. This holiday weekend resulted in a bird's-eye view of colors bursting in air, providing us with beautiful pictures.
A camera-mounted drone flying above downtown Nashville, Tenn., captured the spectacular view of the fireworks in celebration of America's birthday. The $1,300 device, provided by local businessman Robert Hartline, also took in the city skyline and river backdrop.
This isn't the first time we've seen the rocket flares up-close and personal. In May, Jos Stiglingh took us on an aerial journey through the fireworks show in West Palm Beach, Fla. GoPro shared the video, which has been viewed 6.5 million times. The video of the fireworks show is set to an Andrea Bocelli aria — and the performance is dramatic to say the least.
- Henry Baker at Trending Now7 days ago
We've all seen a dog or two in our lives sit, shake, or roll over. They're adorable and often-difficult tricks to teach to a pup. Then we see a video like "Dancing Pit Bull," and it kind of raises the bar for amazing canine abilities.
In the video, posted to YouTube two days ago, the dog and its human, a belly dancer, perform a routine that defies belief in its intricacy, at least as far as dog dancing is concerned. Not much is known about the provenance of the pair's moves, but the video was uploaded to YouTube by Alex Zhardanovsky, no stranger to viral videos himself, and it has since exploded into quite a hit.
It now has more than 150,000 views and a huge crowd of fans. People are commenting passionately, writings things like "That's one talented dog!" and "This pit bull should have opened the World Cup."
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now7 days ago
Have you ever watched a building get demolished? I think it goes without saying that being near tons of falling metal and concrete is dangerous, but be that as it may, people still show up to observe such an event. There's a new video showing how one lucky couple in the Czech Republic avoided a catastrophic situation when a chunk of concrete came flying toward them as they watched the controlled explosion of an old clothing factory. The video switches from regular speed to slow motion to offer a good look at how the chunk gets flung from the building site, bounces on the ground, and flies extremely close to their heads. Surprisingly, no one around them appears to be fazed by what just happened. The two are being hailed as the luckiest people in the world, so perhaps they should go play the lotto.
- Mia Fitzharris at Trending Now8 days ago
For anyone who thinks that school recitals are boring, behold a new video on Vimeo that will change your mind! Here's an elementary school boy's fantastic performance of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance."
We can only hope that mother monster, aka Lady Gaga, sees this video and brings him on tour with her this summer.
This is the best Lady Gaga copycat we have seen since Greyson Chance's YouTube video featured him rocking out to Gaga's song "Paparazzi" during his sixth-grade festival in 2010. That video went viral with more than 52 million views.
Maria Aragon was featured in a video singing and playing the keyboard to "Born This Way." That video not only was viewed more than 57 million times but also was the catalyst for Aragon's performance onstage with Lady Gaga at her "Monster Ball Tour" in 2011. She has also performed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" — not too shabby either.
The fame landed Chance with three popular albums on iTunes, so the latest recital dancer might have a shot at hitting it big … as soon as we find out who exactly he is! Reveal yourself!
- Henry Baker at Trending Now8 days ago
Maymo — or, as he's known, 'Cute Dog Maymo' — is only 3 years old and has more than 45,000 subscribers on YouTube. It's quite an accomplishment, even if it makes some of you humans out there a bit jealous. Maymo's "people," as they are called on YouTube, thought they'd surprise him with a big gift for his birthday. And, boy, was it big. Like, 100-new-balls-to-play-with big.
In the viral video of the gift presentation, Maymo is first confronted with a few different balls, which seems to confuse him enough. Then a deluge of balls comes crashing in, causing the beagle to run for the hills. But that many new toys is nothing to bark at, and Maymo eventually gets on board, running through the house and playing to his overwhelmed heart's content.
- Ralphie Aversa at Trending Now9 days ago
For someone with two hands, this might be the most useless skill on the planet. Yet, so many people can't stop watching this video.
A Chinese comedian whose YouTube name translates to "Now Not Enough" published a video online Saturday in which he puts on a pair of pants. So what's the reason for the hubbub around the clip? He gets the trousers on without using his hands.
The video has more than 1.6 million views. It also has almost 4,000 upvotes on Reddit, where commenters are simply calling it "Majestic."
Once you watch the video and see this guy's moves scored to the synths of Europe's "The Final Countdown," you'll understand why. In less than 30 seconds, he steps into the pants, begins moving around as if he's mimicking a choreographed dance routine, and suddenly, like magic, the pants are on securely.