Gotta Watch: Best viral videos of 2011
December 29th, 2011
07:03 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Best viral videos of 2011

We've posted a lot of videos on CNN.com this year, but the ones that seem to be the most popular are the viral videos. From the hilarious barking cat to the incredibly talented mini-Nicki Minaj, 2011 has been jam-packed with some incredibly amusing videos. In the spirit of the end of the year, we at Gotta Watch put together the four most-watched viral videos on CNN.com in 2011. Enjoy!

Rejection is funny - This video out of Missouri proves that laughing truly is contagious. A letter that would make most of us mad seems to have a very different effect on a little boy.

Tickle me penguin - What's cuter than a laughing baby? A laughing penguin.  More than 10,000 of you recommended this video of a penguin getting tickled on Facebook, and here's you chance to watch it again.

Play dead - Now we move from penguins to puppies.  Watch what happens when two puppies wrestle and one bites the other's ear.  It's a wildly popular video that you've simply gotta watch.

Kayaker's shark tale - Kayaking can be a relaxing form of exercise, until you end up paddling right next to a gigantic basking shark.  What makes this video so great is that the encounter is caught on tape.  You'll have to see it for yourself.

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Filed under: 2011 Year in Review • Animals • Dogs • Gotta Watch • Penguins • Sharks
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  1. Leucadia Bob

    I love Bacon!
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E3eY94Gu0k&w=640&h=390]

    December 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Project out of bounds

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skpm78ZKcCo&w=640&h=390]

    December 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Shoreline Rootz

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idzUXA9_0KM&w=640&h=390]

    December 30, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. I Love Amp

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3qJvVboru8&w=640&h=390]

    December 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Damon Ginart - Martial Artist

    This guy tears it up on the Cliffs in La Jolla
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-X7IGq9vFs&w=640&h=390]

    December 30, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Yovee - Stars Go Blue

    Up and coming band from San Diego
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i4249PfoCA&w=640&h=390]

    December 30, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. wertyang

    Baby's bursting into laugh is a serious irony sweet-coated. They got it turned for the better, some income out of it.
    Hope up for the better coming year.

    December 30, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Beau Doiron

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwoauwrtOtA&w=420&h=315]

    January 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Beau Doiron

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwoauwrtOtA&w=640&h=390]

    January 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. OCDlove

    Best music videos from an unknown band are at http://www.ocdlove.com

    January 1, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Howdy

    These harlem shake vids are awesome... A business in my industry just put one out and then it's like everyone in the field did as well. Have to get on the band wagon :)

    February 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
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