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. observation

    Dear CNN, stick with the news...

    December 29, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
    • CN Red

      Dear observation, stick your lack of a sense of humor up your azz...just sayin'...

      December 29, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      lol....you mean CN By Ass...

      December 29, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Karl

      Stick with the news? As if CNN reports "news".

      December 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kite005

    I'm pretty sure everyone interested has already seen them and it's pretty rare to find one worth watching more than once.

    December 29, 2011 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  3. Leucadia Bob

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i4249PfoCA

    December 29, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. Leucadia Bob

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBEZ1zukIXQ

    December 29, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. Leucadia Bob

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E3eY94Gu0k

    December 29, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. meadowmuffin

    Seeing as youtube is blocked on my pc, I can only see these videos if they are posted through an outside source like CNN. So thank you CNN for posting these videos, I found them very refreshing.

    December 29, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jackson

    What about that funny Business Baby video, with the kid on the cell phone:

    http://youtu.be/AvYBwOrhT6Q

    December 29, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jackson

    What about that funny Business Baby video, with the kid on the cell phone:

    [youtube=http://youtu.be/AvYBwOrhT6Q]

    December 29, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Puckles

      This video is totally RETARDED. It is not funny AT ALL.

      December 29, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Yajauro Magaji

    Nigeria needs SAVIOUR

    December 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Yajauro Magaji

    Nigeria is nothing but a problem

    December 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
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    December 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Damon Ginart

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-X7IGq9vFs

    December 29, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. raven

    Anyone notice the decor? Namely, the pot leaf on the pillow?

    December 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Pelle

    Can we all agree to retire the worn-out word "viral" & replace it with something a little less threadbare?

    December 29, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tcr c2

    A basknshark does that meanit baskn the sun

    December 30, 2011 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
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