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Can you guess what Virginia’s favorite viral video is?

Posted at 1:47 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 13:59:25-05

Photo courtesy of GetCenturyLink

YouTube launched just about 14 years ago and over the years thousands of clips have gone viral with videos having views in the millions and even billions.

The analysts at GetCenturyLink released a  map representing which viral videos each state spends the most time watching.

The map could make you feel some nostalgia when remembering videos like: Rebecca Black’s “Friday” ( we’re sorry), “Charlie Bit Me,” and also the parodied wedding entrance dance from The Office.

According to the map, Virginia’s favorite viral video is Zombie Kid Likes Turtles. If that doesn’t ring a bell click here for the full report of each state.

GetCenturyLink collected a list of the most talked about viral videos since YouTube’s launch in 2005. They ran this list through Google Trends’ YouTube search for each state and that showed which video they’re still watching on repeat.

Here are highlights from the research : 

  • The most popular viral video in our study was the JK Wedding Entrance Dance, with the top searched spot in 11 states.
  • Over 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and 1 billion people around the world use YouTube — that’s one-third of people on the internet.
  • 6.15% of Utah’s entire population likes “Harry Potter” on Facebook, the highest percentage of any state. It’s no wonder Utah is the only state to prefer the “Potter Puppet Pals” video.
  • The viral video with the most views is “Charlie bit my finger- again !” which has racked up over 860 million views (more than double the number of the U.S. population).