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Trending: Popular Abroad: Berry Confrontation


Popular Abroad: Berry Confrontation

By Kevin Allocca 2:35 PM | Categories: 
The clip below — which been seen over 400,000 times and commented on over 3,000 times — has been trending this week in Scandinavian and Baltic Countries, where it’s drawn a big audience. While it was posted this week, it is said to have been shot in 2009. According to the description, it involves an Estonian man and Finnish police officers squaring off over the sale of some berries at an outdoor market.

While it may seem like a simple “standoff” clip, the uploader suggests altercation is symbolic of a labor issue in the region, where customs officers in Finland have reportedly been cracking down on the import of Estonian berries and mushrooms, which are produced at much lower cost and passed off as Finnish.

(Contains strong language.)

 

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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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4 in the Afternoon: Tow Truck Camel


 

Twice each day we scan our YouTube metrics as well as websites on the cutting edge of internet culture to discover the most buzzed about videos.

  1. Viewer discretion advised. One of today’s top Trending Videos is this footage of a woman destroying a towing company office. A local reporter for Michigan‘s WXMI happened to be at the location and caught it on tape.
  2. Jordan Green, a top basketball recruit in Texas, leaps over a defender to continue what has definitely been a week of big dunks. As seen on Prep Rally.
  3. Coca-Cola‘s latest “happiness machine” spot was shot in Rio De Janeiro and has racked up over 200,000 views in the past two days.
  4. Another Trending Video is this bystander clip purportedly from the taping of a “Daily Show” field report in Madison, WI involving an uncooperative camel.

 

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Trending

 

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