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YouTube Reveals Its Viral Secrets In April Fools' Day Video

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Were you aware that YouTube made every single viral video on the Internet? Remember The Harlem Shake? Planking? Nyan cat? Yep, all created by YouTube -- according to this year's April Fools' Day prank from the video site.

In YouTube's April Fools' video, the company takes credit for creating and spreading every viral video ever made -- and introduces some new hot memes for 2014. Here they are:

Clocking -- People, or clockers, act as human clocks, explains Per De Graaf, the absurd fake director of this Clocking video.

Finish Line-ing -- "Set up a ribbon line for a stranger and cheer for them when they break through it."

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"Baby shaming" -- you mock your baby for doing baby stuff.

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"Glub Glub Water Dance" -- the "Gangnam Style" of 2014

Not only is YouTube introducing all of these "hot" new "trends," it's also opening it up to viewers. If you have an idea for a new meme, tweet it at YouTube with the hashtag "#NewTrends." Well played, YouTube.

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