Down The 'Tube: The Best Viral Videos Of 2014

It was a year like a bucket of ice water to the face. There were over 72 billion hours of video consumed on YouTube in 2014 – and while that number is a tiny bit stomach-churning, it also contains some of the wildest, weirdest, and most brilliant stuff in the year in pop culture. We sifted through about a billion hours and humbly declare the year’s superlatives.

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