The Week in Viral Videos

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The Week in Viral Videos

5. Do IT for Denmark

Denmark’s got a problem, and this time we’re not talking about the murderous Copenhagen Zoo. The great homeland of Tycho Brahe and Soren Kierkegaard is having a baby-making crisis, with the birth rate reportedly at a 27-year low. But one Danish travel company hopes to change that by promoting sexcentric vacations. This incredible commercial announces Spies Rejser’s ovulation discount and conception contest. You have to see it to believe it.

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4. Little Kid Superhero

At some point, every young boy wants to save the world—or at least use cool superhero gadgetry to fight baddies. But your standard grappling gun doesn’t always behave like you expect it to.

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3. Deaf Woman Hears for the First Time

39-year-old Joanne Milne, from Gateshead, England, suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Usher Syndrome, which has rendered her deaf since birth. She received cochlear implants a month ago, but her doctor couldn’t turn them on until this week. Milne’s reaction was captured on cell phone video, and it’s ineffably heartwarming.

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2. Cartoon Theme Song Mashup

Gotta catch em all! No, not Pokemon, although the theme to that animated series is one of the 43 songs played by Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW in this 5-minute orchestral whirlwind. How many of the cartoons can you identify?

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1. Schwarzenegger Gets Angry on QVC

Mr. Universe. Hollywood action hero. California governor. Now we can call him “Infomercial Superstar.” In this hilarious spoof, Schwarzenegger joins fake QVC host Jimmy Fallon to promote two items, a blender and a Slap Chop. But when Fallon spends too much time on the Vitamix, Arnold demands that he “get to the chopper!”

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