Best video time-wasters

Six times as many people have seen a panda sneeze than voted in the last UK general election. YouTube it seems, is where the real power lies.

The Sneezing BaBy Panda

Watched: 184,456,142 Likes: 292,525

More viewers than Rihanna’s singles sales

Ultimate dog tease

Watched: 151,417,773 Likes: 619,261

More likes than UK print sales of Gone Girl

Foxes jumping on my trampoline

Watched: 21,216,143 Likes: 110,057

Watched more than Usain Bolt’s 100m in 2012

You shall not pass, dog

Watched: 11,893,248 Likes: 53,284

Bigger audience than last year’s Strictly final

Otters holding hands

Watched: 19,597,257 Likes: 75,519

More views than Harry Styles’ Twitter followers

Many too small boxes and Maru

Watched: 11,737,669 Likes: 50,498

More watches than Conservative votes in 2010

Christian the lion - full ending

Watched: 11,047,864 Likes: 40,377

More viewers than the Breaking Bad finale


Watched: 10,009,840 Likes: 46,183

More people watched than voted Labour in 2010

Shark cat on a roomba

Watched: 6,776,482 Likes: 24,678

More viewers than the population of Rio

Slow loris with a tiny umbrella

Watched: 6,057,830 Likes: 22,395

More people like this than can fit in The O2

2 hamsters 1 wheel

Watched: 5,188,765 Likes: 42,830

Seen more than Mad Men season five premiere

Baby sloth

Watched: 2,457, 347 Likes: 6,626

Viewed more than copies of Get Lucky sold