Who has time to watch a whole viral video anymore? Between Tweeting, drinking Mountain Dew, and doing backflips, our attention spans are shorter than ever. So UGO curated 50 of the best viral videos under a half minute long. Enjoy:
We’re launching people into space, dude. I don’t have time for a high five.
In olden times, everybody had to help out around the farm. Even if you were wearing your best clothes.
After punching it into a cliff face, of course.
This wacky stunt didn’t work out quite as well as intended. Maybe they needed more grease.
Setting this to “Let’s Get Physical” makes it, in my opinion.
I’d like to see you pull this off, buddy.
ABC’s Terry Moran maybe needs to take a refresher course on where babies come from.
Give this guy props for having the guts to try something so stupid in the first place. (Editor’s note: The original version of this video was deleted, so this is a longer cut. If you want to get straight to the action, skip ahead to 1:05.)
If you don’t have time to watch the whole greatest movie of all time, maybe seven seconds will do.
Glorious slow-motion multiple angle view of this guy owning himself in the ring.
You have to wait your turn to bust a move, or else stuff like this happens.
This little guy became quite the Internet sensation a few years ago. Then somebody ate him.
Fifteen seconds of a dude with a mustache hitting a chunk of beef with a shovel.
This is a mistake just about anybody could make. Okay, maybe not anybody.
More cowbell! And more feeling behind it!
So don’t crash one of these. Or if you do, make sure you’re riding in the trunk, where it’s safe.
Six seconds of absolute perfection. Three words, one slap, and a goofy thumbs-up. The apotheosis of the viral video.
What he lacks in dodging power he makes up for in shots fired.
Boy, that art school tuition was money well spent. Big ups, Colin.
If I could have ridden to school in one of these, I would have gone to school.
This weatherman is probably the best dude to ever wave at pictures of clouds.
Gravity is perhaps Man’s (and woman’s) greatest enemy. Not for the weak of stomach.
It’s rare that the wheel of Karma turns so quickly. One bitchy move by a goalie = one scored goal in less than ten seconds.
A yob tries to smash out a Burger King window and gets a little taste of karma for his troubles. (Editor’s note: This video appears to have been deleted.)
This guy thinks he’s getting away with something awesome, only to get brutally owned.
Love the high-pitched “Mama!” when the sheez goes down.
Japan: where they have everything down to a science.
Okay, usually you make the motorcycle jump over something else. Bet you wish you were wearing a helmet on your nuts, smart guy.
This kid’s reaction is pretty great, and minus any of the profanities I would have used.
This little brat deserves what she gets. And once in slow motion for good measure. (Editor’s note: This video appears to have been deleted.)
The geniuses at 5 Second Films are experts in the quick hit, and this one is one of their funniest gags.
Amazingly enough, that wasn’t even the top story of the day.
The best People’s Court closing interview of all time.
He puts the “action” in Action News!
The sound this dude makes when he blows the jump is amazing. It’s like “Heygull!” and then he hits the ground. (Editor’s note: This video appears to have been deleted.)
Like many great pranks, this one gets better with the addition of slow motion.
This almost makes going to Wal-Mart seem fun. Almost.
Sometimes the fat kid just ain’t hungry indeed. (Editor’s note: This video appears to have been deleted.)
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. They lied.
I would let this guy sell me bananas any day of the week and twice on Sundays.
Some poor chump drips Tabasco sauce into his eye. I don’t think I could handle it if this video was any longer than 19 seconds.
What happens when you take the 360 and add the DSP? Projectile vomiting, apparently. (Editor’s note: This video appears to have been deleted.)
You haven’t been truly bitchslapped until you’ve been bitchslapped by a guy in a cowboy hat and tighty whiteys.
Bad things happening to mascots is always funny.
You know you’re hardcore when you start taking bumps before the match even starts. (Editor’s note: This video appears to have been deleted.)
What do you do with a zombie fish? Punch it in the mush, of course.
Can you sum up Tyra Banks in five seconds? Heck yeah you can.
Forget every negative thing I’ve ever said about soccer moms and minivans. This owns.
Let’s do one more parkour fail for the road, shall we? Nice visor, holmes.
And to close, a little piece of magic from Silent Night, Deadly Night. Garbage day indeed.
Update, 3:30 p.m., May 5, 2020: This post has been updated to remove several video embeds that no longer work. Where replacements were available, they have been inserted instead.