This Week In Viral Videos – April 23, 2010

octopusOur picks for the top 5 viral videos this week include a kleptomaniac octopus, a disgruntled traveler, a unique use of shoes, one of the coolest optical illusions you’ve ever seen, and a dog in a ridiculous costume. Although there were a lot of great videos on YouTube this week these really stood out for us and we hope you enjoy them!

Octopus Steals My Video Camera

This clip, which was uploaded just over a week ago and already has over 1.8 million views, tells the story of a deep-sea diver and a kleptomaniac octopus. “What’s that,” you say, “a kleptomaniac octopus?” Indeed, this octopus literally steals the diver’s camera right out of his hands and swims away with it. Want to know if he gets his camera back? You’ll have to watch the clip to find out!

Sky News / I Hate Iceland

This week people around the world were inconvenienced by the Icelandic volcano’s effect on travel in Europe. However, none were as vocal about it as the Scottish bloke in this Sky News blooper. He really hates Iceland and over 1 million viewers are cheering him on.

Nike Music Shoe

Earlier today we posted about Nike’s recent success in the viral video department. The most recent addition to their viral uploads is ‘Nike Music Shoe’, a cool clip of Japanese artists Hifana playing electronic music using Nike Free Run shoes. So far the video has over 420,000 views.

Amazing Fire Illusion

This video, which was uploaded two days ago and has over 260,000 views, shows one of the coolest optical illusions we’ve ever seen. Watch as an arrangement of candles on the floor turns into something absolutely amazing.

Dog Squirrel Chasing a Squirrel

We are in love with this video of a dog, dressed up like a squirrel, chasing a squirrel. Not only is it adorable, but it’s totally weird and the song has been stuck in our heads for days!