Viral world: what caught fire on the internet this week

From the photo-bombing First Daughter to the newsreader who fell into a canal while texting

LAST UPDATED AT 14:30 ON Fri 25 Jan 2013

Our weekly round-up of the crème de le crème of the web – from gifs to memes to videos to blogs. Readers with suggestions for next week’s round-up should contact Dina Rickman at The Week.

THERE IS NO NEWS

A Birmingham radio newsreader Laura Safe fell into a freezing canal while texting her boyfriend. See the video:


MALIA STEALS THE SHOW

President Obama’s daughters stole the show at his inauguration – when Malia, 14, photo-bombed a picture that Sasha, 11, was trying to take of their parents kissing. This video soon went viral...


KANYE WEST WING

You’ve seen the American TV show ‘The West Wing’. You’ve heard the US rapper Kanye West. But until now you haven’t seen them together. [2]Kanye West Wing[2] combines the lyrics of the latter with scenes from the former.


FROM RUSSIA WITH LUCK

A child narrowly escaped death after being flung in front of a lorry following a car crash in Russia. As we reported earlier this week, the incident was captured on the dashboard camera of a fellow driver.


LOLCAT - THE EXHIBITION

The funny cat phenomenon now has its own London art show at the Framer’s Gallery with pictures from Lizzie Mary Cullen, Jimmy Turrell, Paul MacAnelly, Sneaky Raccoon and 12Foot6 among other crazy cats. This one is by James McKenzie:


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