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Digital Trends’ top 5 viral videos for March 11, 2011

We are back with a new selection of videos to tickle your fancy. These videos are not all from this week, but they all made us laugh or caused our jaws to drop recently. Enjoy!

Aniston Succeeds in Going Viral

Tasked with creating a viral video to promote Smart Water, Jennifer Aniston decided to “borrow” from some of the best and most well known viral videos of recent years. The results are actually pretty funny, and the video has indeed gone viral. Well played, Rachel, well played.

Bicycle Kick Proves Soccer is Awesome

Ok, maybe a single bicycle kick won’t win over haters to the world’s biggest sport, but you have to admit that this kick is pretty awesome. Pro tip: unless you are a pro soccer player, do not try this kick on your own unless you want to kick someone in the head and land on your neck. Or if you do, please video tape it and send it to us.

Charlie Sheen is in Your Kitchen Right Now

Watching Charlie Sheen these days is like watching a train wreck that is being covered by several television networks, magazines and websites that are all egging the train wreck on. But Sheen seems to have a sense of humor about the whole “him being crazy” thing, and to prove it he went to the website “Funny or Die”, and created this video teaching you how to cook, the Charlie way.

House Decides to Go For a Walk, Up Style

Because apparently houses just aren’t sexy enough, a group of scientists decided to get together for the National Geographic Channel and see if they could recreate the floating house from the Disney/Pixar animated film Up. They do, and yet strangely, the video does not show the house landing…

Tsunami Hits Japan

While typically these blurbs for the videos are written with tongue firmly in cheek, there is nothing funny about this video, which shows some of the damage caused by the tsunami that struck Japan yesterday. It is fairly amazing to see though, and in a country as technologically sophisticated as Japan, you can bet that there will be a lot of footage of the disaster. We have accumulated some of the more incredible videos, so check it out and send your best thoughts to Japan.

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