Six-year-old Ryan, the "host" of Ryan ToysReview, a popular toy-review channel on YouTube, reportedly earned $11 million (pretax) income in 2017. It all started when Ryan, then a 4-year-old fan of toy-review videos, asked his parents why he couldn't also follow in their footsteps, and the rest is history. The channel started out slowly until a July 2015 video went viral, which featured Ryan opening and reviewing a box containing more than 100 toys from Pixar's "Cars" series. As of today, that video has close to 800 million views. Continue reading for more videos and information.
Auto enthusiasts know that the next-generation Tesla Roadster is coming sooner than later, but Ben Sullins, owner of the YouTube channel "Teslanomics", has already won a Founder's Edition. How? Participants in the company's referral program were notified about the vehicle when they unlocked a new Secret Level in their Tesla app back in July. "You've unlocked the first secret level. Refer 5 more friends for the ability to purchase a Founder's Series next gen Roadster at a 10% discount. Unlock new levels with every 5 referrals for an additional 2% off per referral and amazing adventures that money can't buy," according to the in-app message. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
YouTube can be an entertainment, learning, money making, and even a tutorial platform. Cara Brookins, along with her four children, followed the latter to build "Inkwell Manor". In 2008, Brookins and her four children (then aged 7, 15, 11 and 2) left her abusive husband in search of a better life. So, they temporarily found a tiny home outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, until a more permanent place could be established. Her initial plan was to buy a house, but they passed by a house ravaged by a tornado, and thought it would be a perfect project for the family. "Once I had bought all these supplies and they were all piled up, there was no way out. There wasn't enough money to pay anyone to put them together. There was no plan B. This was 2008, so YouTube was not then what it is now. There weren't really comprehensive videos or channels devoted to this sort of thing. But there's a lot of ways to frame a window or to put a foundation together. So, we would watch three or four videos for each stage of construction and then think, 'Which one of these is going to work the best for us?,'" recalls Brookins. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a see-through engine filmed in super slow motion.
There's nothing funny about a store getting robbed, but sometimes, all it takes a single comment to lighten the mood, like the one you see above. This specific incident happened at a New Jersey Apple, in which it was hit by a smash-and-grab robbery that took only 30 seconds to complete. The front window was smashed in first, and then they grabbed as much merchandise as they could before dashing back out the broken window. Continue reading for more YouTube comments that are funnier than the video. Click here for a few bonus examples.
Danish archer Lars Andersen started using bow and arrow to fight in faux battles during Larps (live action role play) events, where he played a soldier in a medieval-inspired army, and it was at one of these Larps, that Lars started to learn to shoot fast while moving. His latest video debunks several Hollywood myths and shows off not only impressive feats like shooting 3 arrows in 0.6-seconds and grabbing an arrow in mid-air and firing it back. Continue reading to watch.
Let's face it, there are more bad videos than good on YouTube, but sometimes, you'll watch a popular video just to read the comments in search of gems like the one above. With that said, did you know that in 2007, it was estimated that YouTube used as much bandwidth as the entire Internet did in 2000? That's right, the video site has become such a cultural phenomenon that a college course was devoted to it. Pitzer College in California offered a course called "Learning from YouTube." The teacher wanted students to think about YouTube's place in society. Continue reading for more.
Jason Brown didn't leave the NFL due to a career-ending journey, but rather a higher-calling, one that did not involve all the fame or luxuries of professional spots. The then 24-year-old Brown signed a $37.5-million, five-year contract with the St. Louis Rams in 2009, making him the highest paid center in the league. After earning more than $25-million, he is now a full-time farmer in Louisburg, North Carolina, where has his very own 1,000-acre farm. Believe it or not, everything he knows about growing crops was learned through YouTube video tutorials. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the coolest flipbooks ever from Japan.
For those not familiar with Magic the Gathering, it's basically a trading card game created by Richard Garfield and first published in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast. Magic was the first trading card game produced and it continues to thrive. YouTube user "openboosters" managed to purchase some starter decks and booster packs from the game's very first release, called "Alpha", back when they first came out. Today, a single starter deck will set you back a cool $5,999 USD. He captured his latest opening on video, and managed to pull out one of the most valuable Magic cards yet. Continue reading to see the grade it received.
Another day, another baby turned internet star. This time, it's a confused baby girl who meets her father's twin brother for the very first time. While it's true that identical twins aren't 100% similar, but the reaction you're about to see is most certainly internet-worthy. Continue reading for more.
Ok, it's inevitable, coming across bad YouTube videos where the comments are more entertaining than the videos themselves that is. For example, the Need for Speed movie trailer may not be the most exciting thing in the world, but having Walter White telling Jesse Pinkman to get back to work, just makes it all the better. Continue reading for more.