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Spider dog video tops YouTube list

Wednesday December 10th 2014

Footage showing a pet dog dressed as a giant hairy spider is the top-trending video of 2014, it has been revealed.

Titled Mutant Giant Spider Dog, the YouTube video shows a dog called Chica wearing a spider costume and running down dark alleyways, prowling in parks and jumping out of lifts, scaring members of the public in Poland.

YouTube has compiled its list of the year's top-trending videos based on the number of views, shares, likes and comments clips have received.

The scary Polish video, which follows the adventures of an otherwise ordinary looking small black dog, has been viewed more than 114 million times by people around the world.

It was created by Polish YouTuber Sylwester Wardega, whose 2013 video called Police Trainer attracted more than four million views.

But this year his pet's giant spider antics have helped him to reach top spot on the YouTube list, ahead of the Nike Football: Winner Stays video which features World Cup football stars such as Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

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