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Viral world: what caught fire on the internet this week

The man too sexy for Saudi Arabia, a ‘Stoopid Tall’ bike and the Evian babies are back

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

SUCH GREAT HEIGHTSThis helmet cam footage of biker Richie Trimble riding a ‘Stoopid Tall’ 14.5ft bike through the streets of Los Angeles has had almost one million views since Monday. Not recommended viewing if you suffer from vertigo:

YOU’RE KIDDING ME The Evian babies are back and this time they’re having a dance-off. This epic video has gained more than 35 million views in a week:

TOO SEXY FOR THE SAUDIS With his dreamy eyes, well-groomed beard and razor-sharp cheekbones, Omar Borkan Al Gala is undeniably handsome. And according to US website Jezebel he’s one of three men who were deported last week from Saudi Arabia - reportedly because of his good looks.

FAKE IT TO MAKE IT Hispters who attend the achingly-cool American music festival Coachella are known to be ahead of the curve. Now some have been tricked into admitting they like bands "so obscure they don't even exist."

MARRIED TO THE JOB A Chinese TV reporter interrupted her wedding to cover the news of the powerful earthquake that struck Sichuan province at the weekend. The video went viral with one commentator calling Chen Ying "the most beautiful bride in the world”:

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