Australian Company Claims To Be Behind Several Viral Videos

All Part of a Two Year Social Experiment

Australian Production Company The Woolshed Co. released a press release on Monday claiming ownership of a number of fake viral videos. The company has claimed ownership over eight viral videos made in the past two years which they made as a part of a social project. They have called this project The Viral Experiment. The intent of the project was to create a dialogue around shareable media and news coverage. They explain their experiment in the video above.

In the press release they state that the objective was:

“To experiment with the conception, creation and distribution of a series of short form, ‘snackable’content pieces intended to reach and entertain a worldwide audience regardless of medium or platform and without aid of any paid media, promotion, publicity, established channels or distribution networks.”

You can find all eight videos and their stats below.

GoPro: Man Fights Off Great White Shark In Sydney Harbour

Release Date: July 2014
Online Views: 21.4 Million+

Crazy Guy Runs Into Outback Tornado To Take Selfie

Release Date: August 2014
Online Views: 15.2 Million+

USA vs JAPAN – Ultimate Selfie Stick Fight

Release Date: July 2015
Online Views: 21.4 Million+

Stormtrooper Falls Down Stairs On The Way To Star Wars Premiere

Release Date: August 2015
Online Views: 6.8 Million+

GoPro Falls Off Drone Into Burning Man Dance Floor

Release Date: September 2015
Online Views: 3.8 Million+

Lightning almost strikes girl in Sydney!!! Boyfriend’s reaction is priceless!!!!

Release Date: February 2016
Online Views: 58.9 Million+

Snowboarder Girl Chased By Bear – I Was Singing Rihanna Work And Didn’t Know It Was Behind Me!

Release Date: April 2016
Online Views: 34.4 Million+

Lion Takes Revenge On Trophy Hunter! [LEAKED VIDEO]

Release Date: June 2016
Online Views: 11.6 Million+

Image Courtesy of The Woolshed Co. Press Release