YouTube can be so addictive. According to my “Overview” page I have watched over 1,500 videos already, and some people have watched 10 times that amount. Unless you have dial-up modem access and have to wait two hours for one video to load up, you are easily going to get hooked. It seems like there is no end, and actually there isn’t! Because as you watch one video, somebody’s uploading another one! There are now hundreds of millions, and every day there are thousands of new videos uploaded. With cameras on cell phones and attached to peoples’ necks and what not, it’s so very easy to shoot a video. There are many very interesting videos on youtube, many educational videos, many stupid videos, many sports videos and many useless videos too.
For some easy and funny entertaining videos, try watching news bloopers. Search for “funny game show” or “show bloopers” to watch some hilarious things. There are also some funny news bloopers. Another funny option is the failblog channel. Here you see examples of people failing in different endeavours, for example driving or on news interviews(like the time when Sarah Palin was being interviewed and in the background a man was putting a turkey to death by sticking it upside down into some kind of slaughtering machine).
I love watching amazing sports videos, such as this soccer goal by Roberto Carlos. Or how about this incredible series of three soccer plays, the last which looked like it was staged in a movie. For basketball fans, check out Baron Davis’ shot which is the longest in NBA history. Or how about this strange video that resulting in the player’s all staring at the rim in a dumbfounded and hilarious way. For the best comeback performance in terms of points, look no further than Tracy McGrady’s unbelievable 33-second wizardry. For football fans, check out these crazy and miraculous plays.
There are many interesting videos to learn how to do things, like bird-whistling, getting an egg into a bottle, or folding a T-shirt extremely fast. For learning vocabulary, check out the GRE or SAT vocabulary songs. From car tips to shopping to scuba diving, you can find it. There are also many video of people giving advice or tips, from psychological topics to studying. For example, here’s a great anti-procrastination video.
Lots of funny animal videos abound too, such as this constantly-pooping rhinoceros in Africa, mischievous monkey, or a frustrated squirrel. Just think of an animal and search to see if it’s there, and chances are there is something interesting for you.