Ad of the Day: YouTube's Rewind Is a Crazy Ride Through 2014 Pop Culture

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It's been a good year for YouTube—ad world highlights included a hamster eating tiny burritos, a devil baby terrorizing pedestrians, and strangers making out.

The video site's annual Rewind supercut, created with Portal A, has now been unleashed, featuring references to those moments and many more, reenacted by an international who's who of creators native to the platform, with cameos from personalities whose audiences stretch deep into old media.

Kid President crashes John Oliver's set and Freddie Wong sits in for Conan O'Brien, while the Gregory Brothers, Rhett and Link and Bethany Mota deliver nods to hits like Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," Nikki Minaj's "Anaconda" and Frozen's "Let It Go"—mashed up by DJ Earworm.



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