25 Video Clips That Will Make You Happy To Be Alive

 If there's one thing that YouTube is good for, it's distracting us from how lousy our lives are. Here are 25 of the most life-affirming clips to ever be posted.

25 Double Dream Hands

Look at how happy this guy is! It's like nobody in the entire world has ever told him that he's crazy and his dancing is ridiculous. This is some The Truman Show level obliviousness. But if you could pull off the Double Dream Hands, wouldn't you?
24 Cat Riding Turtle

Bizarre animal-animal interactions are a major component of YouTube. The science is simple: if one animal owns, two animals must double own. Case in point: this clip, in which a turtle gives a boost to a kitten to the tune of "They See Me Rollin'" by Chamillionaire.
23 Kid Dies From Dodgeball

There are few things better than little kids trying to make horror movies. Their ridiculous perception of what's actually scary will always crack me up, especially if they're using a Flip Video and don't take the time to even replace the default title. I could watch this over and over all day.
22 Kasparov Penis Helicopter

Rubber dinks are always funny when you're using them for something other than their intended purpose. We're not going to talk about their intended purpose here. Instead, we're going to talk about how brilliant it is to attach one to an RC helicopter and use it to hassle chess legend Gary Kasparov, fresh from his loss against chess computer Deep Blue.
21What's It Gonna Be

Before Dr. Ken Jeong got famous from Knocked Up and The Hangover, I knew him from his insane silver-bodysuited appearance in this deliciously filthy music video by Mike O'Connell. You've got a choice to make, ladies of the world. Make the right one.
20 Prisencolinensinainciusol

Sticking with the musical theme, "Prisencolinensinainciusol" is a song that was originally written in 1972 by Adriano Celentano, an Italian TV host. The lyrics are complete gibberish - although they sort of sound like a Tourettes-afflicted Bob Dylan, they mean nothing in Italian or English. And yet - and yet it rocks so hard.
19 Black Actors On Friends

You wouldn't think that the subject of Black actors with speaking roles on Friends could be so... funky! But with the aid of an animated Muhammad Ali and the Press Your Luck theme song, this might be your new favorite jam no matter what your race.
18 Ultimate Muscle Roller Legend

You know what country's really good at making things that make you ask "WTF?" with a gigantic smile on your face? Japan! Literally one out of every three things that comes from the Land of the Rising Sun is totally insane. Here we have Ultimate Muscle Roller Legend, a brief computer-animated feature about a young man, his steamroller, and some dudes in very small pants.
17 Crazy Frog Bros

Remember when you were a little kid and you'd just dance? It wasn't about looking cool or even not looking stupid, it was just that music was so freaking awesome that it made your spastic underdeveloped body have to go buckwild. These two kids do. Throw in the formerly annoying and inescapable but now sort of nostalgic Crazy Frog ringtone slash Beverly Hills Cop remix and a rope swing and you have pure idiot joy.
16 Cyriak's Animation Mix

British animator Cyriak Harris is a man with a very strange brain. His unique and bizarre Web animations, set to soundtracks of his own devising, are quick little peeks into a world of surreal hilarity. This megamix of literally dozens of his best will keep you glued to the screen for five minutes.
15 Lasagna Cat

This incredible series of live-action re-enactments of Garfield strips is great from beginning to end, but this one is absolutely spectacular. Nothing but positive quotes about the two Garfield movies, set to the theme from Jurassic Park. If you don't know how great that is as a concept, watch this video now.
14 I'm Fat And Nobody Likes Me

Who says punk is dead? Not these kids, who take the subject of a chubadub in their class and transform it into the greatest song ever composed by two kids with acoustic guitars. I think they have a great future ahead of them.
13 Hot Salsa Dog

Okay, so a lot of animal videos on YouTube are just a little too cloying to take, but this one is just about perfection - thirty seconds of a hairy ol' dog doing salsa dancing better than any human being I know. Not that I know a lot of people who do salsa dancing. Sorry.
12 Stewart Avenue Fire

You wouldn't think that a fire on a suburban Canadian street would make you happy to be alive, but guess what? This video will. Just wait for the shirtless guy (quite possibly the culprit) to make your day.
11Katy Perry Slime Loop

If something's good once, it's probably doubleplusgood looped in rapid succession. Proof: this video, clipped from the Teen Choice Awards, of pop songstress Katy Perry opening a box and getting a firehose blast of slime to the face. Love her or hate her, this is a thing of deviant beauty.
10  Foxes On A Trampoline

The best thing about this video of a pair of foxes on a trampoline is that they've lived under the cruel thumb of gravity their whole lives, and now they're free. Or at least until somebody chases them off of this trampoline.
9 Breakdance Battle Of The Year

Some of these videos make you feel good because you feel superior to the poor dumb schmucks in them. But then there's the ones that make you happy that, somewhere out there, the human race has evolved individuals who can bust moves as totally insane as this. God bless you, Mr. B-Boy.
8 NYC Pillow Fight

Yes, I am fully aware that New York City is a wretched hive of scum and villainy, populated by dregs and the ultra-rich, but every once in a while the city forgets what it's like to live face-to-ass with four million other people and does something awesome. Case in point: this gigantic annual pillowfight
7 Top That

Oh, man, Teen Witch. This gender-swapped Teen Wolf ripoff is one of the best corny 80s movies ever, in no small measure due to this impossibly hilarious scene, where magical powers meet horrible white rapping and some seriously funky jorts. I have watched this every day for the last three years.
6 Mah Na Mah Na

Okay, so most of us remember this surreal Muppets classic from our childhood, but guess what - it still holds up! Very few videos can bring me back to being six years old and sitting in front of a grainy old TV like this one can. Special bonus: the song is originally from an Italian soft porn movie!
5 Floor Moves

Remember that breakdancing video a few back? Wasn't that amazing? It sure was. This video, by "Spike Can Dance," is also amazing, but in the completely opposite way.
4 Tail Slaps

Why does an insurance company need a fight song? And why would they set it to a video of humpback whales spouting and splashing? I don't have answers to either of those questions, but something about the balls-out absurdity of this video is totally soul-affirming.
3 United States Of Whatever

If there was any justice in this world, Liam Lynch would be the President. Unfortunately, justice died a while back. We still have Lynch's fantastic contributions to the American lexicon, most notably this absolutely ridiculous double middle finger to the world. If you're down because of jerkops harshing your mellow, pump this in your headphones and Whatever along.
2 Watermelon Nights

Animator Dan Meth is well-known for his hilarious hand-drawn shorts, but for this clip he takes a posse of watermelons out into the real world for a stop-motion odyssey that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, especially if you're nostalgic for the melon-filled days of summer.

 1 Tunak Tunak Tun

The video for "Tunak Tunak Tun" by Daler Mehndi has been floating around on the Internet since before YouTube even existed. I first saw it in like 1998. Thirteen years later, it's still one of the greatest thing ever. Over a ridiculously catchy beat, the Punjabi singer (with the aid of some special effects) drops flow like whoa. I defy you to listen to this and not smile. If you can, you're some kind of Dexter. Get help.