A viral video is a video that gains popularity by being passed around through the internet. Most viral videos in recent times have originated, or have received great attention from, YouTube. The key to a viral video’s success is usually do to one reason. That is; how funny is the video? The funnier the video is, the more likely said video shall receive more views and attention. Taking this video as an example of the “funny viral video” that surfaced a while back. The woman attempts to show the world how good her dog listens to her. Unfortunately, not only does the dog refuse to listen, but the owner’s reaction is that of utter shock and appall. This combines with her accent allows the viewer a humorous video that has received over half a million views. These kinds of videos have been allowed to rise because of the internet, as well as social websites like YouTube or Facebook. When one person finds a video like this, that person spreads it to two people. Those three people tell two more people, then those nine two more again and again until it has spread all across the internet. Sometimes, viral videos gain news coverage, allowing some to receive their “15 minutes of fame.” An excellent example is Tay Zonday, famous for his video “Chocolate Rain.” Because of that video, Tay received some record deals and stared in a Coca-Cola commercial. This originated from a viral video he made, and, thanks to the internet, received fame for it.