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Viral Video Alert: Coca-Cola’s brilliant feel-good marketing move will leave you smiling

Virtual toast of Coke between Indian and Pakistani residents
Virtual toast of Coke between Indian and Pakistani residents.

Coca-Cola has a long history of feel-good ads. Who can forget their iconic “I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing” commercials? Their Christmas season ads always seem to leave people smiling, too. They know how to tug at our heartstrings!

This time, the world’s biggest soft drink manufacturer got a bit political by bringing together two countries with a traditionally strained relationship: India and Pakistan. And you wouldn’t believe how they did it… through vending machines! Through an interactive vending machine set up in India and one set up in Pakistan, residents of each country could see each other and communicate — all while enjoying a Coke. I love this!

From the YouTube video description: “In March 2013, Coca-Cola set out to break down barriers and create a simple moment of connection between two nations — India and Pakistan. The initiative “Small World Machines” provided a live communications portal between people in India and Pakistan and showed that what unites us is stronger than what sets us apart. The key to engaging with each other through the machines was simple: people in India and Pakistan could complete a task, like touching hands, drawing peace, love, and happiness symbols — together.”

Uploaded only a week ago, the video already has nearly 1.2 million views.

Viral Video Alert: Men going through labour pains

labour painsIt seems to be all the rage to record videos of men going through simulated labour pains. Here’s the latest one that’s making the rounds. It was filmed as a tribute to Mother’s Day.

Here’s one of the originals. This features Dutch television hosts Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno who agreed to receive electric shocks to their abdomens to simulate labour pains for their show Proefkonijnen (“Guinea Pigs”). Scroll over the video and then click on “CC” for English subtitles.

Viral Video Alert: April Fool’s prank on Mom gone wrong!

Vitaly ZdorovetskiyYouTuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy lives in Miami. On April Fool’s Day, the 21-year-old decided to prank his mother by announcing to her that he was addicted to heroin. Maybe he thought she’d cry… freak out a little bit… and then he’d tell her he was just kidding and everyone would have big laugh about it on YouTube. (He recorded her reaction.)

Well, she got mad… real mad, in fact… and took the belt to him! It wasn’t so funny then!

Viral Video Alert: Dancing Nana’s moves make her famous

Dancing NanaThis three-week-old video went viral shortly after being uploaded and now has more than 2.6 million views. A granddaughter recorded her spry 88-year-old grandmother as she danced down the front steps of her New Hampshire home to get into the car… and the rest is history. Now, Nana Feole has her own Facebook page and YouTube channel! She even has a mailing address for fan mail:

Nana Feole
PO Box 4525
Windham NH 03087-4525

Check out Nana’s fancy footwork. Wait until the end to find out just how much she loves to dance. Apparently, it’s a lot. And she doesn’t mince words.