With over 72 hours of footage uploaded every minute, it’s physically impossible to keep track of the content on YouTube. But in YouTube Guide, the Daily Dot will curate its five favorite finds for each workday.
1) Smarter Every Day, "High Speed Video of Flipping Cats"
Everybody knows that falling cats will almost always land on their feet, but does anybody know why? Thanks to the brilliant minds at Smarter Every Day, we finally have an answer. Using a cat named GiGi, Smarter host Destin explains that cats are able to quickly identify with which way is up and which way is down and then adjust on the fly—er, the drop. The result, as shown in this six minute video, are both fascinating and revelatory.
2) Mystery Guitar Man, "Stop-Motion Excel"
Microsoft Excel: easily the most boring, painful, and frustrating application on your hard drive, right? Not when Mystery GuitarMan's involved. The YouTube stud inserts his likeness, a guitar, two horns, and a few maracas into the database for some of the most entertaining spreadsheet displays yet. Good luck going back to filing that expense report after you scope this one out.
3) Meow Meow Music, "Episode Six—Jake Shimabukuro"
Hawaiian-born Jake Shimabukuro has been called the Jimi Hendrix of the ukelele. In this episode of Meow Meow Music, Riley Ward catches up with Shimabukuro at the Charleston, SC, Spoleto Festival to talk about the instrument's history and how he learned to play. Then we get to see him rip around on the sprightly four-stringed instrument in virtuoso fashion, which is really the best way to spend your Friday anyway.
4) Linked Out, "Tweet Sex"
It should go without saying at this point, but there's really nothing to be gained by live tweeting your sexual escapades. Thanks to this lovely little dramatization from Brandon Dunaway and Nicole Derseweh, we can now see exactly why.
Election season is revving up, and on YouTube, that means it's time to roll out the parody videos. The AVbytes songwriting duo of Vijay and Antonius target the potential first ladies in this one, a one-on-one song and dance about their already notorious bake-off.
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