April 23, 2013 marks the eighth anniversary of YouTube's first video, "Me at the Zoo"
Eight years ago, YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim uploaded the first video on the site that has transformed viewing habits around the world. The anti-climactic video, simply titled 'Me at the Zoo,' shows 25-year-old Karim at the San Diego Zoo in front of the elephants. In the 20-second video, Karim tells us that what is really cool about these elephants is that they have “really, really, really long trunks.” The only video ever posted from his account has more than 10 million views (still a far cry from Psy, or even The Biebs), and more than 75,000 likes.
Watch the video below
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