YOUTUBE VIDEOS OF THE WEEK: Unbelievable spinning wrestler, and Bush's top 10 moments


This is turning into a great week for web video. On top of the awesome trebuchet we featured yesterday, I couldn’t pick today between the amazing Mexican wrestler, Mascarita Dorada, above and a farewell compilation of George W Bush’s 10 best moments from the David Letterman show in the States. You can see that just over the jump. Which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments.

YouTube Video of the Week: Western Spaghetti


This fantastic video was produced by a chap called PES, and is part of the 2009 Sundance Official Selection. It’s a beautiful piece of stop-motion animation using rubber bands, pick-up sticks, rubik’s cubes, and bubblewrap. Got a favourite YouTube video? Link us to it in the comments, and you might see it as a future Video of the Week.

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YouTube Video of the Week: Insane Japanese Water Jetpack

Whoa – this is awesome. Supersize a simple bottle rocket, and strap it to a terrified-looking Japanese bloke. The most impressive thing? The science involved, neatly summarised by PopSci. In short, this bloke leaves the launchpad at over 200MPH, experiencing acceleration of approx 10gs! Don’t try this at home, kids.

PopSci (via Digg)

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YouTube Video of the Week: Stellated Rhombic Dodecahedrons.


Okay. Pay attention. This is the transformation of two stellated rhombic dodecahedrons from a cube, according the bloke in the video. I don’t really know what that means, but that might be because I’m blinded by the power of geometry-based-awesomeness.

It’s also known as the Yoshimoto Cube, and you can buy it here. Bit late for a stocking filler, I’m afraid.

(via Gizmodo)

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YouTube Video of the Week: Die! Santa! Die!


We’ve all been there. It’s Christmas Eve, and you’ve managed to accidentally kill Santa. What on earth do you do with the body? With all the blood, vomit, axes and knives you’ll need over the festive season, this trailer (sadly not for a real film) puts the “ho ho ho” back in “homicide”.

Oh, and for added hilarity, run it through the Bennyhillifier.

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YouTube Video of the Week: 2008 Roundup


2008’s been an awesome year for silly internet videos, as the compilation from Videogum above proves. There are some crackers missing, but you can rest assured that most of your favourites are present and correct. Now sit back, and let the year flash before your eyes.

(via Videogum)

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