Viral Videos of the Week

The best videos that have gone viral on Youtube this week are amazing iPad tricks, a car park altercation, 5 years in space, a Japanese bike park and the most determined marathon runner ever…

1. Watch an amazing iPad magician

Nearly 500,000 people have watched magician Simon Pierro showing off his magic iPad on the Ellen Show… watch it here:

2. Watch how not to leave a parking space

Surveillance cameras captured a panicked 92-year-old hit not one, not two, but ten cars in a pretty spectacular fashion on his way out of the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Centre car park (don’t even ask us who came up with that name). Luckily, no-one was hurt, but we’re guessing fixing the damage didn’t come cheap…

3. Watch 5 years in space

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory have been capturing images of the sun since 2010, and to celebrate their half-decade, they released this stunning time lapse video of the sun, observed at different times and frequencies every day for 5 years. It’s impressive stuff.

4. Watch how bikes are parked in Japan

Cycling in Japan is so popular that some clever engineers came up with this very unique method of parking bikes underground – safe from theft, damage, and rain. Watch it in action…

5. Watch a very determined marathoner

Kenyan marathon runner Hyvon Ngetich became an internet sensation after crawling the last 50 metres of the Austin Marathon. The 29-year-old runner was leading the race with just strides to go when her legs gave out and volunteers rushed to the track to offer her a wheelchair. But not to be beaten, Ngetich finished the race on her hands and knees – and still came in 3rd place. Think about that next time you don’t feel like finishing your workout…