Top videos: Sam Kerr’s goal, Play School shenanigans, and an obedient hippo

Sam Kerr showcased her incredible talent in the World Cup semi-final against England, and crowds erupted in celebration.

While Australia certainly went mad for the Matildas, one politician didn’t even watch the right game and missed an epic penalty shootout against France.

World Cup aside, a Maui resident revealed tourists aren’t showing much respect after the wildfires.

And if you ever wanted to see the behind-the-scenes of Play School then you’re in for a treat.

Sam Kerr scores

The Matildas may have lost to England in the semi-final, but Sam Kerr’s incredible goal is a winner in our eyes.

Playing her first full game of the tournament, Australia’s captain reminded everyone how and why she is the country’s leading goal scorer.

Federation Square erupts

Speaking of Kerr’s goal, fans watching the game from Melbourne’s Federation Square celebrated when it happened.

The crowd roared and jumped with excitement. Sadly, Federation Square will no longer be used as a live site for the upcoming games thanks to flare-flingers, arrests and unruly behaviour on the night.

Tony’s viral fingers

Matildas’ head coach Tony Gustavsson became a viral sensation after he was seen frantically gesturing something to the team on the sideline.

It’s hard to decipher what Gustavsson was trying to communicate when Australia was down 2-1, but people were going mad over it on social media.

Barnaby Joyce watches wrong game

While Australia watched the Matildas beat France in a penalty shoot-out, Barnaby Joyce and a pub full of people in Walcha watched an old friendly match from July.

Mr Joyce admitted on Sunrise this week he had watched the wrong game, as Australia beat France 1-0 in the one he watched.


Hawaii tourists slammed

After Maui residents sought refuge in the water, as a deadly wildfire ripped through historic Lahaina, tourists swam in those same waters.

One Maui resident told the BBC it showed where the visitor’s hearts were.

More than 100 people have died and people are being urged not to travel to Hawaii.


Behind the scenes of Play School

Ever wondered how the magic happens on Play School? The ABC gave us a behind-the-scenes look at how it goes down on the beloved children’s program.

It shows just how hands-on the crew are at making the dazzling numbers come to life – and, honestly, it looks like a very fun job.


How the magic is made on #PlaySchool 👀 #bts #dinosaur

♬ original sound – ABC Australia

Through the Metro Tunnel

Trains are being tested at full speed in the Metro Tunnel, deep beneath Melbourne’s CBD.

Premier Daniel Andrews shared a video of a train going 80km/h in the new tunnel.

Orphaned elephant goes for a run

Pragan, a baby elephant whose parents were killed by poachers, went for a run this week but suffered a bit of a tumble.

She was a little embarrassed after the fall but after a pep-talk, she was back at it again.


Her little tumble 🥹 Happy World Elephant Day! #learnontiktok #elephant #wildlife

♬ original sound – Cam Whitnall

Hippo’s impressive tricks

Fritz, a hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo, has learned a few cool tricks.

The team at the zoo have been helping Fritz with some ‘training behaviours’ and he now opens his mouth on demand and moves back on command.


Fritz training session! #cincinnatizoo #babyanimals #animalsoftiktok #hippo

♬ original sound – Cincinnati Zoo

Otis makes a daybed

Beloved elder bear Otis, who has a cult following online, has been spotted making himself a daybed.

He then enjoyed a long nap, prompting someone to ask the all-important question: Are we really sure bears don’t want cuddles?


He’s a champion and a king and we love him #otis #bearcam #fyp

♬ original sound – random.shii089

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