Trending This Week: The Dress Shared 'Round the World; Goodbye, Mr. Nimoy _\\//

February 27, 2015

Here is our rundown of some of the top trending videos this week. Enjoy!

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Sesame Street: House of Bricks (House of Cards Parody)

Sesame Street joined in on the House of Cards hype this week with "House of Bricks" - an ingenious mini-parody that racked up more than 1.4m views in 4 days. In this kid-friendly version of the fraught political drama, three little piggies are pitted against a shady powermonger named Mr. Underwolf determined to take down the town, one huff at a time. Since its posting on Feb 23, the video was quickly picked up by media outlets and blogs, including The Washington Post, Daily Dot and The Verge, the sum of which drove 40% of the video's views.

Larry Sanders - Why I Walked Away From the NBA: Players' POV

In this moving video, Larry Sanders, former power forward for the Milwaukee Bucks, explains why he left a burgeoning career in the NBA, offering an intimate glimpse into his life, struggles, and  ongoing recovery from depression. The video was the fifth posted by The Players' Tribune, a new media platform founded by baseball giant Derek Jeter, aimed at 'presenting the voices of professional athletes, bringing fans closer to the game they love than ever before." Since its debut just a week ago, the channel has received 600k+ views and 2k+ subscribers.

ASAP Science: What Colour is This Dress? (SOLVED with SCIENCE)

The 'net was ablaze with just one question yesterday: what gosh darn color is this dress? ASAP Science was quick to step in and help bring some science-based clarity to the debate, confirming that, indeed - the dress appears as different colors to different viewers - and that it's just one of many tricks our minds play on us when using contextual cues to differentiate shades and hues. The video has received an estimated 1.2m+ views over the last 24 hrs.

Spock Dies SCENE - Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan MOVIE (1982) - HD

Though more than three years old, this clip from Star Trek: Wrath of Khan (a classic more than 30 years old) started trending again today, following the news of the passing of Leonard Nimoy this morning. Nimoy - a poet, singer, photographer, director and actor - was most famously known for his portrayal of Mr. Spock, a character that grew to become as celebrated and beloved (if not more so) as the show franchise itself. Following his passing, this goodbye scene from the second installment of the movie series struck many fans as particularly poignant, as reflected in the 800+ goodbyes, tributes, and thank yous left in the comments section today alone. (Check out our celebration of Leonard Nimoy's life here.)

- Christine Huang
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