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A giant spider, strangers kissing and the world’s best football

It’s that time of year again when we find out which were the most popular clips on YouTube!

It seems arachnophobia isn’t too much of an issue on this planet of ours, as Google has announced the most watched video of 2014 was the Mutant Giant Spider Dog. If you haven’t seen this, it is where a dog owner has cleverly created a costume that turned a dog into a rather realistic looking massive tarantula! This clip was viewed by over 114 million people.

In second place was Nike advert Winner Stays, featuring some of the world’s greatest footballers such as Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimović, Iniesta and more.

In third place was a video called First Kiss – where 20 strangers were filmed kissing each other for the first time.

Interestingly these top three videos are all very different, proving once again just how difficult it can be to predict what will capture the world’s attention.

The three music videos were Katy Perry, Dark Horse in first place, Enrique Iglesias, Bailando in second place and Shakira, Can’t Remember to Forget You in third place.

Google summed up the year on YouTube by saying: “2014 was chock full of YouTube moments that vaulted into pop culture. We got pranked by a spider dog in Poland, learned what it’s like to walk the street for 10 hours as a woman in NYC, and watched total strangers share a first kiss. We laughed, we cried, and yes, we sang along to “Let It Go” roughly a bajillion times.”


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