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Viral videos are the candy of the Internet, and we love candy. Lucky for us, 2015 was a fantastic year in viral eye candy. From the reliably badass Hoonigan crew to envy-inducing Harry’s Garage and all the spins, wrecks and “hold my beer” moments between.
The great democratizing power of YouTube means that even high-budget, manufacturer-backed productions like the Mickey Rourke/Nissan number below can exist on the same spectrum of popularity as a crash of a middling American muscle car. It’s magic.
So do yourself a solid. Take a long lunch today and enjoy our 10 favorite viral videos from 2015.