Top 10 videos of 2012

Videos play an important part of our online journalism, and some get more attention than others. Videos of damage from tropical storm Leslie and iceberg-climbing adventurers got plenty of attention, but nothing overtook a news report that truly went viral on social media around the world: the discovery of what could be a U-boat at the bottom of the Churchill River.

Here are the top 10 videos for 2012, ranked in descending order of popularity.

10. Moose on the loose

Scenes of a moose on the move in St. John's in May, before befing tranquilized by officers

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9. Scuffle at court

A man apparently trying to block the media from taking pictures of his brother in cour in February wound up in the news himself

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8. Tilt Cove avalanche

A photo-audio feature about the 100th anniversary of a mining disaster in Tilt Cove, presented by reporter Caroline Hillier.

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7. Iceberg climbing

Adventurers Justin Emberley and Kevin Le Morzadec scale an iceberg that had been moored inside Quidi Vidi Gut in St. John's

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6. St. Alban's coyote

Home video submitted by Cory Organ shows an encounter with a dog in St. Alban's

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5. Leslie storm damage

More scenes of turbulence during tropical storm Leslie in September

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4. Some silly parrot, b'y

An Ontario parrot owned by Newfoundland expatriates has developed a distinct accent

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3. Tropical storm Leslie

Hitting eastern Newfoundland with hurricane-force winds in September, Leslie caused considerable damage

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2. Rolling berg

Rick Smith captured this remarkable video of a large iceberg rolling at Quidi Vidi in April.

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1. Sunken U-boat?

In July, searchers in Labrador believed they found what could be a German submarine at the bottom of the Churchill River. Peter Cowan reports.

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