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OSLO (Reuters) - Norway has a population of 5 million, which perhaps explains why brothers Vegard and Baard Ylvisaaker are stunned that their joke video "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" has more than 130 million hits on YouTube.
The catchy video (here), set partly at an animal costume party and partly in a forest, is in the top 10 of the U.
Billboard Streaming Songs chart.
The video starts with a question: "Dog goes woof, cat goes meow, bird goes tweet and mouse goes squeak.
but there's one sound that no one knows: what does the fox say?"
It provides several possible, if improbable, answers: "ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringedin", "joff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff" and "wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow".
The video hit 100 million views on Google's YouTube quicker than it took Korean singer PSY's "Gangnam Style", the record holder with 1.
8 billion, to reach the same mark.