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 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 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!

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

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

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

    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

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

    Up and coming band from San Diego

    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


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  9. Beau Doiron

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  10. OCDlove

    Best music videos from an unknown band are at

    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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