Clocking? Kissing Dad? Glub Glub? YouTube Announces 2014’s Next Big Viral Trends

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YouTube is going all out for April Fools' Day today, revealing which outlandish trends will go viral for the remainder of the year—based on the premise that YouTube itself masterminds the site's biggest viral videos, trends and memes, like Gangnam Style, the Harlem Shake and Rebecca Black's "Friday."

"Here at YouTube HQ, we write, shoot, and upload all of the world's most popular viral videos. Here's a sneak peek at what you'll be watching in 2014," the site says.

The trends include:

• Clocking: The new planking! Hold your arms in the shape of the time in a public place. The longer you tick the cooler it is.

• Glub Glub Water Dance: An originally produced and choreographed song and dance, the Glub Glub Water Dance involves pouring water on yourself while flapping your arms and spitting out the water.

• Kissing Dad: Catch your dad's reaction on camera after you give him a smooch on the cheek or head. Celebrate kissing your dad once you're done!

YouTube is also inviting people to submit their viral trend ideas. It will pick three of them and create videos in real time for those trends from the YouTube Space LA.

Actually, Clocking probably will go viral after this.

See all the videos below.

@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.