Viral Videos of the Week

It’s time for another round-up of our favourite Viral Videos of the Week! This time, you can watch a combat ship launch, a car drive itself and a blind man see for the first time, as well as a group of food critics eating McDonalds with relish…

1. Watch a combat ship launch

The obvious problem with boats is they’re built on land – and once complete, are pretty big and heavy to lift into the water. Find out how this problem is combatted by watching the launch of the Literal Combat Ship Detroit… (for a minute there, we were sure it was going to capsize).

 2. Watch food critics eat McDonalds

Two jokers served up a range of treats from McDonalds to the biggest high end food experts in the Benelux, passing them off as a new healthy, organic alternative to fast food. Did they get away with it? You’ll have to watch to find out… (The video is in Dutch, so you might want to turn on the English subtitles).

If you’d sooner steer clear of McDonalds, maybe you’d prefer one of our Best New Restaurants?

3. Watch a blind man see for the first time in 33 years

Larry Hester was blind for half of his life due to a condition called retinitis pigmentosa.  Recently, a bionic eye stimulator was implanted into his left eye, allowing him to see the difference between light and dark. The results are below… (Warning: you might need a tissue).

We’re not even going to try to compete with a bionic eye, but some of our Top Trading Gadgets are pretty impressive nonetheless…

4. Watch the Simpsons Halloween Special

Have you ever wondered what the Simpsons would look like reincarnated as other famous cartoon characters? No? We can’t say we had either, to be honest. But now you can find out in this clip from the Simpsons Halloween Special which has been viewed almost 10,000,000 times…

5. Watch a car drive itself

The Audi RS 7 was raced driverless at the Hockenheimring in the launch of the Audi piloted driving concept. The motor was pushed to its physical limit, driving up to 220km and steering itself around bends. If we didn’t know better, we’d assume it was being driven by an invisible man. See what happened…

After a new set of wheels? We can’t promise they can drive themselves, but there are some pretty impressive motors in our Top Cars of the Year.