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Video is the slightly edgier brother of film. He has a better sense of humour and fun but he doesn’t stick around for long. For that reason we need to always be watching to bring you the freshest, funniest, coolest, most unbelievable and most astounding videos – the type that spread like a bad case of swine flu.

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Watch these ballet dancers pull off incredible moves in slo-mo

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 30 May 2014

If you could only master the very basics in ballet, not to worry. Many of us will never perform as professionals, but those with enough talent to twirl and spin and perform, err, seven double and one triple fouettés en tournant are probably dancing their way onto a stage near you. PostTV has put all our half-second tippy-toe dances to shame and found some of the most talented ballet dancers around.

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After 7 years, Keyboard cat is back with a new cover song

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Friday 30 May 2014

The long wait is finally over, internet. ‘Keyboard Cat’, the talented feline who became famous seven years ago for playing the piano – and in the process, getting 35 million views on YouTube. 35 freakin’ million! That’s like the entire population of Canada watching a single cat video!

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Yup, this is the first dog ever to fly in a wingsuit

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Thursday 29 May 2014

This is a video of Whisper, a 4-year old miniature Australian cattle dog attempting the first ever doggy wingsuit flight with his human, base jumper Dean Potter. Called ‘When Dogs Fly’, the Adidas-sponsored feature shows the canine inside Potter’s backpack, with his head popped out, as they both lunge into the valley below. They both land safely, with Whisper jumping for joy as he comes out of the backpack.

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Watch the ‘Happy’ video that got six young people arrested in Iran

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 29 May 2014

Oh boy. This is probably the last thing Pharrell wanted when he released the song, Happy. Six young people – both men and women – were arrested in Tehran, Iran, for dancing and singing to the song. Iran’s national TV station even aired the confessions made by the group, saying they were ‘deceived into making the video‘. 

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The Holy Men of Varanasi: documentary about their extreme practices and acts of self-denial

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Video on Thursday 29 May 2014

All of the various religions on earth have their holy men, but the ascetic sadhus of India are among the most extreme in their practices and acts of self-denial. Brooklyn-based photographer Joey L brings us a new series focussing on the Aghori, a group of hindu priests who precide over the rituals of the dead […]

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Check out these otters jamming out on a keyboard at the Smithsonian National Zoo

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 29 May 2014

If you can play a song or two on the keyboard you’re probably in better musical shape than the rest of us. But it’s a totally different thing if you’re an Asian small-clawed otter from the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington, D.C., and you can play the keyboard. We’ll use the term ‘playing’ very loosely here, but check out these otters go for it!

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Ogle at this 3D-printed wall of penises that dance

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Wednesday 28 May 2014

THIS. This is what 3D printing was invented for! Peiqi Su, a student at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, created a wall of dancing schlongs to the tune of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’. A world renowned Russian composer and a wall of penises, who’d have thought?

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What happens when you mix milk and Coke? Really weird stuff

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 27 May 2014

If you love science, or at least love to watch cool stuff, you’re in for a treat. This is the YouTube Coke and milk experiment. If you watch the video, you’ll see that once milk is poured into the Coke bottle, there is a strange reaction. Soon the colours of Coke and milk both separate, sediment appears at the bottom and the top half of the bottle contains a murky liquid one can only describe as dish water-esque.

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Police stop traffic…to let baby ducks cross the road!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 27 May 2014

Cops of America protect, serve and help baby ducks cross the road. This video shows just how kind a police officer is, as he stops traffic so a mother duck and her ducklings can cross the road with ease. The police officer is from Eu Claire, Wisconsin, and definitely deserves an award for being part of the most cutest police video ever!

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Birds finally understand how automatic doors work

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 26 May 2014

After an underground car park was converted into a bike centre at a British Columbia campus, there was worry that nesting swallows who used the space as their home wouldn’t be able to get in and out. After all, a pair of automatic doors were installed. And birds didn’t know how to use those doors, […]

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This cat wants a hug soooo bad

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Monday 26 May 2014

‘Best Kitty Hug Ever’ is a video of a cat aching to get a hug from its human. The feline’s stiff posture and outstretched arms have won it the hearts of cat worshippers everywhere, receiving 1.2 million views on YouTube and plenty of spoofs from the internet. You can check out the animated gifs this video has spawned over at Twisted Sifter.

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Pretty much the cutest taekwondo battle ever!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Wednesday 21 May 2014

When you think of Taekwondo, you typically envision two guys battling it out for the win. But not in this case. Watch as two teeny girls compete in a Taekwondo match without a single tear! There are a few punches thrown and the occasional kick, but it’s just too adorable to even take seriously. It’s more like waddling Taekwondo with a few slaps every now and then.

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A life-size Michael Jackson hologram moonwalked at the Billboard Awards and it was totally AMAZING!

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By Zolton in Video on Tuesday 20 May 2014

So we may not have the real deal around anymore to shimmy and shake on stage like no-one else, but we do have a hologram version of the King of Pop. And it’s NEARLY as good as the real thing. At last night’s Billboard Music Awards, and five years after his death, the visual-effects studio Digital Domain projected a life-size version of Michael Jackson into the living rooms of millions around the world.

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This remarkable video will show you how to climb Shanghai Tower, the world’s second tallest building

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By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Tuesday 20 May 2014

Statistically, there must be about a million mediocre posts online for every one as heart-stopping as this. And the interesting thing is: it seems to be the same handful of insane individuals creating the most cold-sweat-inducing content.

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The peculiar and painful manhood rituals in different cultures

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 20 May 2014

BuzzFeed has come out with a video that takes us through some of the most bizarre, intriguing, and downright painful manhood rituals in different cultures. Take, for instance, the Satere-Mawe Tribe in the Amazon. Boys as young as 12 are required to endure wearing ant-laced gloves for at least 10 minutes to prove their manhood. […]

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