YouTube and Commodore PET computers aren’t synonymous, but one programmer managed to get a video playing on a 40-year-old device. That’s right, Thorbjörn Jemander found a Commodore PET 600 with 128GB of memory and monochromatic green CRT display. The latter is typically used to display letters, numbers, etc., that is until…BlixTerm was created.
YouTuber and former NASA engineer Mark Rober wanted to hit back at scam call centers that make as much as $64,000 USD per day off of unsuspecting victims all over the world. So, he decided to spend a year tracking down four scam call centers and then had the Trilogy Media team fly out to Kolkata, India to hit back at one of them with more than just a GlitterBomb.
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First, a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S was burned down, and now, popular YouTuber LITVIN from Russia has decided to blow up a BMW M5 Competition as a tribute to his friend who lost their life while driving a BMW M4 Competition in Moscow. There really is no safe place to blow up a vehicle, or at least out in the wild, but LITVIN found a nice empty snowy field for the stunt and after dousing the vehicle in gasoline, flaming arrows ensued. Read more for the video and additional information.
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.
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.