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viral_videos.jpgGot an hour? Here’s a fun way to spend it. Just tell your boss that you’re studying trends. The Viral Factory, a UK viral marketing company, has compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Viewed You Tube videos of all time. They claim the top video has been downloaded more than 900 million times. Piers Fawke at PSFK says he thinks they made the numbers up, but there certainly are hilarious videos in the bunch.
Several of them are ads, for Trojan Condoms, (300 million views), John West Salmon’s man and bear video, and Agent Provacateur. And then there’s the Paris Hilton video, widely known by its nickname, “One Night in Paris,” that was forwarded 400 million times.
The list:

1 Star Wars Kid (viewed 900 million times)
2 Numa Numa (700m)
3 One Night in Paris (400m)
4 Kylie Minogue: Agent Provocateur (360m)
5 Exploding Whale (350m)
6 John West Salmon Bear Fight (300m)
7 Trojan Games (300m)
8 Kolla2001 (200m)
9 AfroNinja (80m)
10 The Shining Redux (50m)
More fun lists:
The most viewed YouTube members
VidFan’s top 10 viral video list
I love Pinky The “very affectionate” Cat
And don’t miss Apache Boy. oy vey!
The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia has a top 10 YouTube list too