Viral Videos of the Week

In this week’s round-up of viral videos, we’ve got multi-talented dogs, terrifying snowstorms, the world’s tallest rollercoaster and the best way to deal with being stuck in a lift…

1. Watch Bella the Superdog

A cocker spaniel named Bella from Illinois has become an internet sensation after showing off tricks including handstands, skateboarding and balancing a stack of biscuits on her nose. Her 14-year-old owner, who trains the talented pooch after school and wants to be a dog trainer when she grows up, claims that Bella can do over 250 tricks. We want to see the rest…

2. Watch a panda playing in the snow

Pandas live in temperate forests in the wild, so you might think they wouldn’t enjoy snow. But you’d be wrong. CCTV cameras at a zoo in Toronto caught giant panda Da Mao having the time of his life playing in the snow. Zoo keepers have termed his new sport ‘bear-boganning’ – one for the next Winter Olympics, maybe?

3. Watch Buffalo snowstorm

Yes, more snow. This time-lapse videos shows an incredible snowstorm that struck Buffalo this week, killing 5 people and leaving 100 more trapped in houses and cars. Part of the storm’s ferocity was caused by its lake effect, where the storm travels across a lake in narrow bands causing intense precipitation. Scary stuff…

4. Watch what to do when you’re stuck in a lift

You’re trapped in a lift with eight other people. What would you do to pass the time? Strike up a group rendition of Aerosmith’s I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing, obviously. (It seems to have paid off, as the unlucky lift victims are now Youtube legends with over 1,000,000 views).

5. Watch the world’s tallest rollercoaster

Would you be brave enough to ride the world’s tallest rollercoaster? It won’t open until 2017, but you can get a sneak peek in this video which shows the Skyplex rocket up to heights of 570ft and send riders hurtling towards the floor at 65mph. Not for the faint-hearted…