The Best Videos of the Week

Maybe you stayed offline all week and couldn't check out your favorite Gawker Media sites. Or maybe you just got back from an awkward brunch and want to escape for a bit. Well, whatever the case, we've got you covered. Here are some of the most amusing and entertaining videos we watched during the week that was.

The Best Videos of the WeekEverything You Need to Know About Coffee in Less Than Five Minutes

We already know what happens to your brain when you drink coffee. Now, a short and sweet video from C.G.P. Grey fills in the gaps with bunch of trivia and anecdotal stories about our favorite beverage, coffee. It's pure awesome. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekDisappointing Gay Best Friend Doesn't Need A Wedding Right Now

Now that gay people have equal rights to marry in New York State, Mikala is already planning an extravagant wedding for her gay BFF. Unfortunately for her, Tyler doesn't share the same enthusiasm. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekChinese Male Cheerleader Brings It On Like You Wouldn't Believe

Here's a video of an unidentified male cheerleader performing a dance routine at China's Shandong University. There are several female cheerleaders in the video, too, but you won't notice them. Because you won't be able to take your eyes off of this guy—not the first time you watch it, nor the tenth. Because you will end up watching it 10 times. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekGirl After Girl Throwing Themselves at You

Wonder what the new AKB48 game will be like? From the looks of it, it'll be idols saying they like you, and then getting pissed when you turn down their advances. As previously posted, the sequel will feature the AKB girls in bikinis, and it takes place in Guam. It's on the PSP. Japan only. That pretty much sums it up! View »


The Best Videos of the WeekStunning 221 MPH race crash

Two weeks ago, photographer Mark J. Rebilas set up to shoot drag races in Bristol, Tenn. What he got was a front-row seat to a fiery crash that nearly took out both cars. Here is his stunning gallery and a video of the crash in jarringly quick real time. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekOne-Armed Man Catches Foul Ball

We saw this live on Friday but lacked the technical capabilities and commitment to the job to track down the video until now. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekThis Amazing Love Story Was Shot Entirely on a Cell Phone

Nokia recently held a competition for filmmakers to make a short movie using one of their new phones. The winner was Splitscreen: A Love Story. It's cute, clever, and gorgeously shot, no matter what sort of camera director JW Griffiths used. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekThis Is Why You Don't Light a Flammable Balloon on Fire

So it's a lazy weekend afternoon. The videogames are beat, the girls are off elsewhere, and the internet is barren. What are two bored dudes to do, other than fill a balloon with some flammable substance and blow themselves up? View »


The Best Videos of the WeekEverything Wrong with Online Gaming in Less Than Two Minutes

There must be a reason why I don't talk to random people on Xbox Live. Oh, right. This is it. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekOne Year's Worth Of Makeup Is Applied To This Model's Face

Dutch video artists Lernert and Sander put foundation, eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick on Belgian model Hannelore Knuts' face. They did this three-hundred and sixty-five times. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekBrave: Pixar's New Hero Is a Little Ginger Girl

Here's a trailer for Brave, Pixar's first fairy tale—and first film featuring a female lead—which will hit theaters next June. Set in the Scottish Highlands, Brave tells the story of a little red-headed warrior princess named Merida and her courageous fight against the tradition of her land and a mysterious, menacing beast. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekWatch world's luckiest squirrel almost hit by 100 mph Lamborghini

Imagine you're the size of a soda can, and a 670 hp Lamborghini Murciélago passes over your head at 100 miles per hour. Watch out for those tires, little guy. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekHow Not to Demolish a Building

If you have to demolish a building, you really need to use experts. Destroying pillars with a pneumatic hammer is never going to end well, as this video demonstrates. (Warning: May be disturbing to some.) View »


The Best Videos of the WeekWatch A Guy Drive Off The Side Of A Mountain

What happens when your car goes twirling off the side of a mountain at Devil's Playground during the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb? If you're Bobby Regester, you just climb out of the Pontiac Sunfire window. Ripoff. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekGlenn Beck's Texas Last Stand Bunker

After concluding his Fox News program Thursday and being brutally assaulted by New York cultural elite fascist thugs earlier this week, Glenn Beck has had it with New York. So he's moving to Dallas, and renting this place for $20,000/month. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekTwo Lara Crofts. Both Pole Dancers.

There will be no more official Lara Crofts, but that doesn't mean unofficial Lara Crofts are going anywhere! Take these two ladies who recently competed at the UKAPP. UKAPP? UK Amateur Pole Performer. Pole dancing, people, pole dancing! View »


The Best Videos of the WeekAdorable 2 1/2 Lb. Chihuahua Adorably Herds Sheep

Her name is Nancy, and she was adopted by a sheepdog trainer, who says: "I started in a very controlled environment but it quickly became evident that Nancy has natural ability and loves herding sheep." Go Nancy! View »


The Best Videos of the WeekIs this video of a BMW drifting world's highest helipad a fake?

Because local building codes require helipads on skyscrapers, L.A.'s U.S. Bank Tower features the tallest building-based helipad. Not exactly the place you'd expect to find the BMW 1M drifting to the edge. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekBristol Palin Takes a Jab at Meghan McCain in Fox News Interview

Last week, we got a glimpse of the Meghan McCain-bashing included in Bristol Palin's forthcoming memoir. Tonight, Palin appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News program for an interview during which she expanded on the topic—and it was juicy. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekEvo View Tablet Confuses BET Awards into Most Awkward Moment in Recent Musical History

Sunday's BET Awards were a lot of fun. Particularly fun? Chris Brown, his ex-girlfriend and former assault victim Rihanna, and Rihanna's current boyfriend Drake all being called onstage as winners at once. The culprit? A confused girl with a tablet. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekMan Vs. Lion Goes Down Pretty Much How You'd Expect

A modern day Egyptian gladiator announced plans to fight a lion to the death in the name of boosting tourism. This weekend he made good, locking himself in a cage with a bored, lazy lion who just wanted to digest the donkey he was fed beforehand. View »


The Best Videos of the Week6 1/2 Minutes of the Most Gorgeous Game You'll See This Week

This is Journey, a downloadable game for the PlayStation 3 that is coming out this fall and looks like a dream. The game's creators at ThatGameCompany are running a beta for the Journey now, to test its quiet, anonymous multiplayer mode. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekWatch 8,000 Paper Lanterns Float Into the Sky

Do you like pretty things? Here's a pretty thing: 8,000 paper lanterns floating into the sky above Poznan in central Poland on June 21st to celebrate the shortest night of the year. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekParis Hilton Believes Tabloid Rumors About Herself

Last night's episode of World According to Paris presented an interesting opportunity for the socialite/reality star to comment on how tabloids perpetuate unattainable beauty standards for women after "unflattering" photos of her in a tight outfit led to rumors that she was pregnant. It's not that we expected particularly deep thoughts out of Paris, but we totally did not expect the response she did have. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekChina builds worlds longest cross-sea bridge

The opening this week of the 26-mile, $2.3 billion Qindao Jiaozhou Bay Bridge endows the title of world's longest cross-sea bridge to China. Louisiana disagrees, saying the Chinese bridge doesn't count because it's curved. Here we go again... View »


The Best Videos of the WeekSuper Slow-Motion Fireworks Explosions: The Best Way to Love America

In the timeless battle between fireworks and food, there's only ever been one clear winner: those of us who get to watch them meet at a gloriously slowed down 2,000 frames per second. Jell-O! Mayo! Egg! All exploded for our pleasure. View »


The Best Videos of the WeekJon Stewart: Mark Halperin Calling Obama a Dick 'One of the Greatest Things I've Ever Seen'

Mark Halperin was suspended indefinitely by MSNBC yesterday for calling President Obama "a dick" during a live episode of Morning Joe. Schadenfreude at its finest! As Jon Stewart pointed out on last night's Daily Show, though, Halperin's actual comment—which Stewart called "one of the greatest things I've ever seen in my life"—paled in comparison to the awkward, Willie Geist-supervised apology that followed it. View »