Viral Videos of the Week

In this week’s round-up of viral videos there are death-defying daredevil stunts we won’t be trying at home (or anywhere else for that matter), musical experiments and the Orion spaceship’s very first flight…

1. Watch the most terrifying ski trail ever

He’s a braver man than us…

And then check out our list of the world’s top ski resorts for some slopes that aren’t quite so death-defying.

2. Watch the Orion’s flight test

The historic first launch of NASA’s Orion spaceship was posted at the weekend – and over 2,000,000 people have viewed the video in less than a week. Watch it below to find out why…

3. Watch hikers walk on a frozen lake

These lucky hikers stumbled across a rare gem of nature in Slovakia – a lake that had frozen so clear it looks like they’re walking on air. Luckily, they captured it for the rest of us…

For more winter activities check out our guide to winter sports to try – although we can’t promise any of them will be as impressive as that.

4. Watch music vs science

Musician and science geek Nigel John Stanford blended his two passions in this amazing video showcasing scientific experiments harnessing the power of musical vibrations which has racked up over a million views. We’ve got no idea how it works, but it’s pretty cool…

5. Watch a motorcycle on a roller coaster track

It seems like everyone’s up to daredevil stunts this week. This stunt by Red Bull involves a motorcycle, rollercoaster tracks and a whole lot of adrenaline…

If you’re after some new wheels, check out our favourite cars of 2014 (and stay tuned for our 2015 picks in the New Year…)