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Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise
Sure, it’s just a thinly veiled promo for the upcoming “Carrie” movie, but New York-based viral marketer Thinkmodo’s clever supernatural prank quickly went massively viral, currently with over 40 million views. The video goes behind the scenes to show coffee shop customers being punked by strange phenomena:
Syrian Rebels Shoot Down Dumbo
Not content just to adorn urban walls, the street artist has come under fire, so to speak, for his new video inspired by real-life footage of Syrian rocket attacks. Critics say the piece, which ends with the rebels shooting down an animated Dumbo, oversimplifies a sensitive political situation: