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5 second filmsDid you know that taking breaks is an essential aspect of maintaining your productivity levels?

According to Tony Schwartz, the key to productivity is taking more breaks. “The more you ’re feeling under the gun, the more important it is that you get a lot done today, the more important it is that you take time for yourself,” he says.

While you shouldn’t use his advice as an excuse to procrastinate, you should definitely take a rest from work when you feel your energy levels dropping. For some, that may entail browsing Facebook and Twitter feeds. For others, maybe browsing funny pictures and videos.

If you’re part of that latter group, this article is for you. If you’re just sitting around, bored with nothing else to do, this article is for you, too.

I’ve compiled a list of ten of the funniest 5 Second Films for you to enjoy. They are quick, they’re clever, and they pack a punch. At 5 seconds per clip, you can watch these, have a laugh, and get back to work in record time!



Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about and seen a recent trend called “planking.” If you haven’t, then do yourself a favor and learn all about it on Know Your Meme.

Done? Good. Now that you know about this strange phenomenon, you know just how stupid it can be–and now you can enjoy this video as much as I did!

Courteous Driver

We’ve all been there, patiently waiting at the crosswalk for mindless pedestrians to get to the other side. Well, in this clip, the “courteous” driver plays out one of our biggest roadside fantasies.

Father & Son

A particularly hilarious twist on an unsurprisingly common issue: falling out with our parents. After your laughs have been had, be sure to phone your folks and let them know you still care.


Person A: “Hey, did you get a haircut?”

Person B: “No, I got them all cut!”

Ever hear this joke before? It’s one of those jokes that you first hear in grade school, and every subsequent time only makes you want to destroy the not-so-clever joker–just like in this clip.

Absence of the Towels

Warning: NSFW imagery and language.

The whole sideways-walking, tucked-in movement evoked a chuckle out of me. How ridiculous.

Never Switch a Switcher

I love the top comment on this video: “Did I just watch Inception?”

Meaning, of course, that this clip will blow your mind. Perhaps not to the same degree as a movie like Inception would, but it will blow your mind nonetheless.

The ending was completely unexpected for me, which is why I love it that much more.

Late For Work

Warning: NSFW language.

A perfect way to describe “one of those days.” That is all.

Sexism Saves

Some people–even some of MUO’s very own writers–would argue that there are topics that shouldn’t be joked about 4 Things You Should Stop Joking About Online [Opinion] 4 Things You Should Stop Joking About Online [Opinion] No longer must we use smoke signals to communicate. Long gone are the days in which we used cave walls to document events. It's an age of technology, a time in which we are supposed... Read More . These topics can be very sensitive for some, and we’d never want to offend any of our readers. Sexism might be one of those topics.

We don’t condone sexism, but we do like to laugh. Take this particular clip with a grain of salt.

Digging to China

I love the cute kid. I love the surprise ending even more. The mixture of innocence and culpability in this clip is just bizarre and strangely humorous.

Just Because

A funny way to approach a (presumably) common problem for relationships. Laugh-out-loud hilarious, in my opinion.

Do you frequent 5 Second Films? If so, share with us some of your favorite clips. If not, they’ve got hundreds of clips in their archive, so why not check them out? There’s bound to be one that will make you explode into a shower of laughter.

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