This week’s most intriguing and mysterious viral video involves Charlie Chaplin… and time travel.
In “Chaplin’s Time traveller,” filmmaker George Clarke shows behind-the-scenes footage from “The Circus” – a Charlie Chaplin film released in 1928. A woman is shown walking to the premiere of “The Circus” in Hollywood, California with what looks like a cell phone in her left hand.
Obviously, cell phones didn’t exist back in 1928; so, speculation of time travel took over the Internet. People looking to burst the time travel bubble drew up claims that in the woman’s left hand could have been just a hearing aid or ear trumpet.
Whether this woman is a time traveller or just hard of hearing, “Chaplin’s Time traveller” gets our nod as the best viral video of the week.
Music videos are not included in the rankings since the same names (Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, etc.) would take over the list.
TubeMogul compiles the data and the videos are ranked by total views from the week of October 21, 2010 to October 28, 2010.
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