Video: Top ten best viral videos of 2011
Published 20/12/2011 | 14:07
Because life is not always to be taken seriously, we look back at ten of the funniest and most shocking viral videos that tickled our fancy in 2011.
10. Token baby video
No list of virals is complete without a baby. Crawl forward Emerson. The tot's shock at his mother blowing her nose is almost a match for Thriller cat's momentary loss of composure.
9. Cyclist versus Antelope
Evan van der Spuy came off second best when a Red Hartebeest buck surprised him during a mountain bike race in South Africa.
8. Cute animal video
November was a strong month for animal virals. Only the cold-hearted could resist this footage of a snoring Surrey dormouse curled up in the palm of man's hand.
7. Big Bang
On bonfire night in Oban, Western Scotland, half an hour's worth of fireworks were mistakenly set off at once. Oban's loss was the Internet's gain.
6. Moscow mystery
Protesters in Moscow gathered to demonstrate against electoral fraud in December... and left with a viral video.
5. Thriller cat
Has the King of Pop returned to live among us in feline form?
4. Who are you calling old?
When Lord King of Bridgwater suggested fellow peer Baroness Trumpington of Sandwich was getting long in the tooth in November, he was asking for trouble.
3. What the internet was invented for
A man feeding his dog biscuits, only much much better. The Internet loved this half-man half-dog show almost as much as Bizzle enjoyed his dunkers.
Never before has one man's decision to unleash his dog provoked so many spoofs. Fenton's owner is reported to be considering changing his dog's name after his desperate cry echoed across the Internet. Somehow we don't think Fenton will notice.
1. Everybody in the Royal House of Love
As Royal wedding fever spread around the world in April one advert struck the right note with East 17's House of Love and a few Royal lookalikes.