Top videos: Eclipse reunion, penguin dive and crab people

This week, millions of people watched a total solar eclipse, while a reunion decades in the making finally happened.

Plus, a horse went on a wild adventure in Sydney while a bear at a zoo in Canberra celebrated its 25th birthday.

Millions see total solar eclipse

A total solar eclipse passed across the US in the path of some 32 million people.

It was the first total solar eclipse to cover a large part of North America since 2017.


Nat Geo Photographer @Babak Tafreshi captures the 2024 total solar eclipse during totality from Frio Cave in Uvalde County, Texas. 🌗 #EclipseAcrossAmerica #eclipse

♬ original sound – National Geographic

Teacher keeps eclipse promise

In 1978, Patrick Moriarty was a young teacher in the US who promised to watch the 2024 total solar eclipse with his class.

Moriarty and his students from decades ago kept that promise and they all gathered together to watch the sun disappear behind the moon.

Zendaya serves, again

Zendaya is on the press tour for her most recent movie Challengers and she is serving all the looks.

The actress is known for putting her best foot forward on the red carpet when promoting a film, and in this outfit she paid homage to the film by wearing a dress with little racquets on it.


Zendaya is SERVING! Very literally in her tennis racket inspired dress whilst setting the red carpet on fire at the premiere of her new movie, Challengers! 🎾 #zendaya #challengers #warnerbros #movietok #filmtok #fyp #redcarpet #tennis #movie #exclusive #zendayaedit #tomdaya

♬ Vibes – ZHRMusic

Robert Irwin’s khaki wardrobe

Robert Irwin gave TikTok a peak into his life and all-khaki wardrobe this week while taking part in a viral trend.


Of course… 🤷‍♂️

♬ original sound – Robert Irwin

Seven Nation Army cover stuns

A violinist’s rendition of The White Stripe’s hit, Seven Nation Army, at the Melbourne Derby has stunned people all over the world.

According to violinist Evangeline Victoria, she only learned the song a week before the derby, as the song is an anthem of the Melbourne Victory Football Club.

Horse’s wild adventure

A racehorse had quite the adventure last Friday night after it headed to Sydney’s Warwick Farm rail station.

Its surprise appearance on the station’s platform startled other commuters but fortunately the horse did not board the train and it eventually was taken back home.

Bear’s birthday

Canberra’s National Zoo’s very own bear, Arataki, celebrated his 25th birthday this week.

Dog v Wiper

A windscreen wiper pushed a puppy’s buttons as it sat in the backseat of a car.

The hilarious video was captured in traffic it looked like the dog could keep it up for hours.


#thingsyouseeontheroad #crazydogs #smallthings #dogsarelife

♬ Funny – Gold-Tiger

Penguins dive in

One very brave Emperor penguin chick was the first to dive more than 15 metres into the water from an ice cliff.

The incredible video was captured by National Geographic and eventually, the other chicks followed.


“If you do it, I’ll do it” 🐧 Filmed for the very first time by @Bertie Gregory, emperor penguin chicks leap off a 50-foot ice cliff to take their first swim! Learn more about this behavior at the 🔗 in bio and stay tuned for more: “Secrets of the Penguins” is coming in 2025! #ourHOME

♬ original sound – National Geographic

Crab people

In one of the more bizarre TikTok videos, a bunch of free drivers became crab people.

A lot of people were very confused, but it is apparently a reference to South Park. But even if you don’t get it, just enjoy the weirdness.


If you thought the Crab People weren’t coming for you…you were wrong! #philippines #deepweek #philippines

♬ original sound – Adam Stern

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