The famous 56-second-long “Charlie Bit my Finger” viral video that was first uploaded to YouTube back in May 2007 will be removed forever in just a couple of days and be auctioned off. It featured Harry Davies-Carr (who was aged three) and Charlie Davies-Carr (aged one), two brothers from the United Kingdom. The video will be sold as an NFT, which basically means that the original version of the video is going to be sold as if it were an original art piece. Read more for a video showing the brothers now and additional information.
YouTuber MrBeast (aka Jimmy Donaldson) has a gargantuan following on the video sharing platform, or somewhere along the lines of 38-million, so it’s no surprise that he decided to create an app-based challenge unlike any other. Called “Finger on the App,” this piece of software was developed in partnership with internet startup MSCHF, and the winner would have been the player who could keep their finger in constant contact with the app the longest. Read more for two videos and additional information.
T-Mobile users probably already know about “T-Mobile Tuesdays”, but for those who haven’t yet looked at just what rewards are available this week, and have wanted YouTube Premium, it’s your lucky day. Google Android users will be able to claim this reward through the T-Mobile Tuesdays app, while iOS users need to visit the T-Mobile Tuesdays website. Read more for a video showing just what YouTube Premium offers over the free alternative.
ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response, has become quite popular over the years, and the latest to get in on this craze is the official Pokemon YouTube channel. They released two videos today featuring Charmander and Chespin, with the former using their tail to ignite a campire, while the latter is enjoying some tasty treats. Read more to watch both.
The YouTube Rewind 2019 video looks back at all the biggest things that happened on the platform this year, and unlike last year, they included fan favorites like PewDiePie and Minecraft. Unfortunately, that hasn’t changed the number of dislikes, as the video already received over 3.3-million at the time of this writing, with just 1.6-million likes. Read more to see what all the controversy is about.
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If you’re constantly on YouTube, then the term mukbang might sound familiar, and for those who don’t know, it’s dreived from muk-ja for “eating” and bang-song for “broadcast” in Korean. It’s either a live-streamed eating show or a pre-recorded one where the host binge-eats on massive quantities of food. W Hotel in Washington, DC is now offering a $285 Sip and Slurp room service package just for that purpose, complete with a microphone and phone stand. Read more for a video and additional information.
Grumpy Cat, the famed internet celebrity for her permanent frown, died this week, aged 7. Despite being cared for by top professionals, Grumpy died on Tuesday from complications after a recent urinary tract infection. “Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world – even when times were tough. Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere,” said the family. Read more for another video and additional information.
Apollow of “Disrupt”, a popular YouTube channel, wanted to experience the future of gaming firsthand. So, he loaded up VR Minecraft on his PC and spent 24 hours inside the game, and then turning the recorded footage into a documentary for the world to see. For those who don’t know, Minecraft’s day-night-cycle is shorter than the real world, as 24-hours in the real world equals 72-days in-game. During this time, he did take 3 short sleep breaks with the headset and headphones on. Read more to see exactly what went down.
Many are familiar with YouTube’s Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, but there was a third co-founder, Jawed Karim. He was the very first person to upload a video to the site, titled “Me at the Zoo” and uploaded April 23, 2005, which has been viewed over 65 million times as of April 2019. How did Karim meet Hurley and Chen? During his time working at PayPal, where he designed many of the core components including its real-time anti-internet-fraud system. Read more to watch the video and for a few more interesting facts.
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YouTube star Salomondrin, whose real name is Alejandro Salomon, just took delivery of a brand new McLaren Senna days ago, but unfortunately, it has already been destroyed in a fire. On a recent Instagram story, he denied that the vehicle was involved in a collision, but most say the fire started due to an engine bay fire that quickly engulfed the Senna. Read more for a reaction video and additional pictures of the interior + rear.