Speed Reads

Blast from the past

Re-watch one of the first viral videos as 'Numa Numa' turns 10

I remember watching the "Numa Numa" video as a freshman in high school and thinking it was the funniest thing I had ever seen. I made my mom watch it, I made my friends watch it — and it turns out, Slate notes, that an awful lot of other people were doing the exact same thing.

Today, Gary Brolsma's infectious, heartfelt performance of Romanian pop song "Dragostea Din Tei" turns 10 years old. The then-19 year old first uploaded his video to Newgrounds, because this was before YouTube was the behemoth it is today. CNN, VH1, Good Morning America and more came calling, and Brolsma's flash-in-the-pan fame began. Today, he reportedly doesn't get stopped very often, but he should, because this video is as incredible as ever.

Re-watch the iconic performance, below. --Sarah Eberspacher