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Happy 10th birthday YouTube; local viral videos

To celebrate the ten year anniversary of YouTube's first upload, InfoNews has put together some of the regions most viral videos.
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April 24, 2015 - 2:32 PM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – The very first YouTube video was uploaded ten years ago today so InfoNews has put together some of our regions most watched clips of the last decade.

The first Okanagan classic is about a focused skater singing the national anthem at a Penticton Vees game in October 2014. It has more than 3-million views.

 

Video of an RCMP officer kicking a prone Buddy Tavares in the face in 2011 resulted in the resignation of Geoff Mantler as well as thousands of views online. A judge gave him a suspended sentence and 18 months of probation.

 

When user Mohammed Alzahrani uploaded a video of a traditional Saudi dance at Thompson Rivers University in 2012 he likely had no idea it would reach more than a million people.

 

The fourth viral video from the Thompson-Okanagan was uploaded in 2011. It shows a bay in the Okanagan Lake being disturbed by what some say is the infamous Ogopogo.

 

Although the video of CTV reporter Kent Molgat walking into a pole during an interview has fewer than 500,000 views, the short, painful clip is on virtually every news blooper reel ever made. One of them has been viewed more than 37 million times.

 

Have we missed anything? Let us know in the comments below.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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