viral videos

politics

This Video of a Republican Candidate for Senate Dancing in His Underwear Is the Future of Politics

We’re learning to care less and less about what weird shit resurfaces from political candidates’ viral video pasts.
Samantha Cole
6.13.18
John Oliver

John Oliver: Everyone Wants EPA Chief Scott Pruitt to Go Fuck Himself

Trump's most recently maligned cabinet member gets a 'Last Week Tonight' sendup.
Jason Koebler
4.10.18
the teens

A Brief History of the Condom Snorting Challenge

The viral condom-snorting stunt can be traced back to at least the 90s.
Samantha Cole
4.2.18
Hellfires

Jeepers, Look at This Insane Sulfur Fire

Basically, Ghost Rider started it.
Samantha Cole
7.10.17
Viral Loop

There's More to the Bears of Olympic Game Farm Than Funny Viral Videos

Adorable, but deadly.
Kevin Wong
4.14.17
YouTube

We Talked to the Former Sumo Wrestler Who Joined the Oregon Militia Occupation

Are the occupation’s viral videos a fluke or part of a strategy?
Jordan Pearson
2.1.16
Memes

Viral Video Creator Sues Over 'Honey Badger Doesn't Give a Shit' Merchandise

​Remember that viral video from 2011 where a honey badger trots around, aggressively not caring about things? Well, the guy who made it is suing a company over some greeting cards that use the phrase HONEY BADGER DON’T GIVE A SHIT.
Sarah Jeong
1.22.16
video

Facebook Has a Video-Stealing Problem

Step one: Rip video from YouTube. Step two: Repost on Facebook. Step three: profit.
Clinton Nguyen
11.10.15
Terraform

​Noah Takes a Photo of Himself Every Day For 10,000 Years

The story of how a viral video from 2006 goes viral again in 12006.
Ryan Vance
11.5.15
video

Let's Stop Trying To Break Expensive Gadgets for Page-Views

It's not a good look.
Rachel Pick
10.3.15
Motherboard Blog

Another Whale Exploded: Some Thoughts

Decomposition is a beast.
Lex Berko
11.27.13
Motherboard Blog

Meet the Man Who Turned "Blade Runner" Into a Half-Hour Watercolor Hallucination

The Sweden-based artist Anders Ramsell painstakingly recreated the entire sci-fi classic with a paintbrush. Here's why he did it.
Brian Merchant
11.25.13
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