The Economist made this sobering graphic of the hidden cost of the most popular YouTube video of all time—with more than two billion views since June 2012: "At 4:12 minutes, that equates to more than 140m hours, or more than 16,000 years." Then they compared it to some of humanity's most monumental tasks.
Gangnam Style fell out of the public eye a while ago (thank god) but people haven't stopped watching it. It's been seen so many times that it actually broke YouTube's view counter, in the nerdiest possible way by busting the code behind the scenes.
Gangnam Style has racked up enough views on YouTube to generate Google $8 million of revenue. Impressive. [Quartz]
We've seen more than enough "Gangnam Style" videos to last a lifetime, but this one, put out by NASA's Johnson Space Center, is a must-watch. That's because all the lyrics are about the work the Johnson Space Center does—and it features dancing astrophysicists.
"Gangnam Style" and its subsequent parodies became overexposed sometime during the Cretaceous period, but this warms my cold dead heart like a candy sunbeam.
Though this CHARLI-2 Robot doesn't do the sexy legs of PSY quite as well, it can pretty much do every other move of PSY's hit Gangnam Style. The horse riding, the little lasso twirl, the crowd pumping, it's hilarious. Watch it.
If you needed further evidence that the ubiquitous Korean pop single "Gangnam Style" is the product of a nefarious Weapon X psychological warfare experiment — why do you think they call him Psy anyway? — here is your proof.
Yes, there have been a lot of Gangnam Style parody videos, and there are sure to be plenty more, but how many of those are performed in Klingon? Comediva introduces us to the wonders of Klingon Style, complete with tri-dimensional chess, a dancing Data, and a little Vulcan kid with some real moves. We don't get…
When Han Solo encounters the pop hit "Gangnam Style," he barely hesitates before pulling out his blaster. But Lando Calrissian's unholy alliance with PSY won't be so easily ended.