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
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
8. Tilt Cove avalanche
A photo-audio feature about the 100th anniversary of a mining disaster in Tilt Cove, presented by reporter Caroline Hillier.
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
6. St. Alban's coyote
Home video submitted by Cory Organ shows an encounter with a dog in St. Alban's
5. Leslie storm damage
More scenes of turbulence during tropical storm Leslie in September
4. Some silly parrot, b'y
An Ontario parrot owned by Newfoundland expatriates has developed a distinct accent
3. Tropical storm Leslie
Hitting eastern Newfoundland with hurricane-force winds in September, Leslie caused considerable damage
2. Rolling berg
Rick Smith captured this remarkable video of a large iceberg rolling at Quidi Vidi in April.
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.