TelevisionWeek is trawling video-sharing Web sites to find the hottest clips spreading on the Internet.
The setup: Soda has never been the healthiest of beverage choices. Now viral video auteurs have demonstrated some of the nastier consequences of carbonated consumption. “Pepsi Girl” puts to the test the theory that mixing Mentos and soft drinks can have explosive results.
The source: The clip was created by United Kingdom “video artist” David Broad of DavideoDesign studio, which creates Internet ads.
The hits: The clip entered the viral video world on YouTube in early May and generated more than 800,000 views by the end of last week. It’s been in Google’s top 100 since May 26 and entered the top five June 5.