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March 8th, 2010
08:06 AM ET

Latest, greatest viral videos

"Head prank" gives an anchor uncontrollable giggles. Amazing music video goes down in history. A train battles a tornado (wow). And a woman dancing through an airport becomes a viral video sensation. Just a few highlights from this week's Viral Video Rewind.

My team and I always have a great time preparing this segment, which runs every week on Saturday at 3:15 p.m. ET. It's like dessert for me, after all the reality checks and harder news stories I've been doing throughout the week.

This week came an added bonus: Fredricka's contagious laughter over the "head prank." I usually avoid prank videos. Not my style. But this one is innocent, hilarious, and the prankster gets what's coming to him.

Enjoy. Links to all our videos are posted here. Send your favorites, and they just might pop up on next week's VVR.

Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs • Viral Video
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  1. Frances McCoy

    I worked in the school system for many years, now retired. I blame the parents for the lack of education. Students would come to school and no homework was done and no studying done. They would say that I'm going to be like my parents. Draw a check. Some would come to school and sleep in class. The government stresses these SOL tests, so teachers are forced to push for as information as possible that they don't have time to work on the basic information needed. They have a schedule to keep on what needs to be taught. Sometimes it may take longer for some children to grasp that information. Teachers can teach until they are blue in the face, but you can't make a child learn. You can't make parents to help their children at home. I raised two boys. They both did good. I took the time to work with my boys at home. There isn't enough time in the day to get all the information done at school alone. A lot of parents want their children to be in a LD class because they can draw a check. I worked in one class where the parent would take their child out of school because he/she was showing improvement, so the child was taken out of school and put on home bound. If the child was doing good, their check would decrease. I agree that some teachers have lost their will to teach. But no one backs the teachers. Everyone blames the teachers. Blame the parents also. Some parents don't stess studying at home. You can tell which students study and which don't. Learning needs to made fun and interesting. Quit pushing hard. The basics need to be taught. There are kids in high school who still can't read. Yet, there isn't time for teachers to teach these students to read. How can they do classwork if they can't read!

    March 10, 2010 at 10:30 am |
  2. Astrida Riders

    Has anyone looked into the overload of administrators? I am a graduate of a high school in Cleveland in 1960. I had a wonderful education. That same school now has a less than 50% graduation rate! Back in 1960 there were 160,000 plus students in the Cleveland school system. Now there are approximately 50,000 but more administrators than in 1960! Our mayor"s brother works for the school system and is paid $168,000 per year. When a reporter asked Mr. Jackson what his job consists of he replied "F off" and walked away. I now live in Avon Lake a suburb of Cleveland and found out that our small system has 17 administrators all of whom earn 50% more than teachers. I informed the school board that I will no longer vote for any school levies until they show that all of these expensive pencil pushers are really needed.
    Thank You

    March 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm |
  3. peg farmer

    Do away with grades as in 1-12. Group kids by age and use team teaching. level students by subject matter. In this situation, a child could be learning math and language skills at his or her own level in both areas. Also, keep sports and arts in the system, as they not only round out the student; but can also be valuable teachivg tools. Another important thing is starting 2nd languages in early years .

    March 11, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  4. David Wright

    Rick, Rick, Rick!!

    Federal law prohibits a hospital emergeny room from releasing records regarding a patient's use of alcohol and drugs when the patient is begining the substance abuse rehab process. Check with CNN lawyers. No cover up is happening. The only way a police officer can get the information he needs in these situations to file possible charges is by court ordered. Give Tiger a break.

    March 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm |