10 million hits on YouTube. What's all the fuss about?

Meet the Janoskians.

If you haven’t heard of them yet, you probably will soon. They’ve notched up more than 10 million views on YouTube recently – filming themselves playing practical jokes on strangers.

This is the most popular of the videos. It’s called Awkward Train Situations.

The 5 teenagers from Melbourne – brothers Jai, Luke and Beau, and friends James and Danie – describe themselves as “boy band One Direction without the singing”.

They’re not quite there, but they’re certainly on their way. Their Facebook page has almost 100,000 likes. And at a meet and greet in Melbourne last week, the group was mobbed by so many screaming teenage girls, the police had to step in.

They’ve been compared to Justin Beiber (it’s the hair) and recently their antics caught the eye of Beiber’s manager, who tweeted a link to Ellen DeGeneres.

Here they are completing Ellen’s Dance Dare – a segment of the Ellen DeGeneres show where she asks people to send though videos of themselves dancing behind people who don’t know they’re there.

What do you think of the Janoskians?