On November 23, 2007 I posted the Don’t Ever Drink From Hotel Glasses video on bestviral. Since then, the video has spread around the globe and back. As of today, the video has received over 2.1 Million views from 197 different countries. These are the views from bestviral.com alone, not including views to the same video on LiveLeak, Break, and a number of other video sites.
Even more disturbing was the follow up video in which the same news team hid a camera in 4-star hotels and found that even a higher price does not dictate improved cleanliness in a hotel. While comments from viewers have ranged from outrage to apathy, it is hard to argue with what is caught on camera.