With the power of the internet, pretty much anything can go viral. Of course, certain criteria might help skyrocket your product or video to greatness. Humor, pranks, adorable things, and insane challenges all make the list. But sometimes, there’s no hidden formula to go viral. It’s just luck. Unfortunately, that means a whole lot of dumb stuff has gone viral. Curious to find out what that dumb stuff is? Here are 25 dumbest things to ever go viral.
"I'm on a Boat" Video
The Loney Island is known for ridiculous and over the top humor. But the “I’m on a Boat” video was too much stupidity, even for them. In a way, they parodied themselves by sticking to a formula, finding a ridiculous catchphrase, and getting an A-Lister to come on board.
Tiny Burrito-Munching Hamster
Cute things have a much higher probability of going viral on the internet. So, it kind of makes sense the Tiny Burrito-Munching Hamster went viral. On top of that, the video was well produced and its just so darn hard to look away from the cheek stuffing hamster. Nonetheless, at the end, you feel far dumber going out than coming in.
“All By Myself” At The Airport
Stuck in an airport all night with nothing to do, Richard Dunn takes up his camera and makes a video with Celine Dion’s “All by Myself” playing in the background. He made it only to make his wife laugh but once he posted the video online, it quickly went viral.
Corn On The Cob Power Drill
A girl with very long hair decided to eat corn on the cob off of a drill. Things didn’t turn out so well for her. The spinning drill caught on her hair and before they could stop it, it ripped out a huge chunk on the top of her head. We’re thinking going viral didn’t make up for the massive bald spot.
Extreme Phone Pinching
Extreme Phone Pinching is pretty easy to explain. First, take your crazy pills and then hold your expensive phone over a perilous location with only your index finger and your thumb. This went viral with tons of people taking pictures of themselves doing this over lakes, canyons, rivers, or even a storm drain. We’re pretty sure cell phone repair companies loved this trend.
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