Nicholas White, a 34-year-old production manager at Business Week, was trapped in an elevator on his way home from work. Unfortunately for him, it wasn't your run-of-the-mill elevator malfunction. White stayed in that elevator for 41 hours. His desperation to escape or notify something of his problem soon turned to resignation and was all captured on the surveillance cameras -- which, after being up, was put on YouTube and went viral immediately. White was eventually rescued and promptly let go, but not before he sued the elevator-maintenance company for twenty-five million dollars (although he settled for a whole lot less).





Urlesque unveiled the 100 Most Iconic Internet Videos -- the most popular and memorable viral videos in the history of the web. Since there's a lot to sift through, we'll occasionally feature an individual video from the countdown.