YouTube was started by PayPal employees
The website was activated on Feb. 14, 2005
It was purchased by Google in 2006, the same year it won a “Person of the Year” award from TimeYouTube
1,300,000,000 people use the site
300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute
Almost 5 billion videos are watched there daily
…according to this site…which is why I wanted to highlight and honor my favorite videos (and channels!) from perhaps the most popular website out there.
David Foster Wallace gave an amazing commencement speech at Kenyon College in 2005, and this inspirational video explains it all in a way that will make you realize that life is short, that being happy is key, that pain happens, that “This Is Water“.
This adorable little girl reacting to the “Jaws” theme song is all you need.
One of the best scenes from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is when Dennis and Mac try to help Charlie make a dating profile; this animated version of it is possibly better than the original.
The Sticky Buddy is a well-known made-for-TV product…and now, this dub is even more popular than the item itself.
I think I was late to the YouTube game, because Salad Fingers is one of the first I remember even seeing (the first ever may have been “Old Greg” – ha).
If you love stereotypes and workplace scenes set in the 90s, you’ll love Bigoted Bill!
And lucky number seven is my favorite YouTube video of all time. It’s brilliant. It’s beautiful. It’ll blow your mind.
Best Channels To Follow:
ShoeOnHead: An adorable feminist who tells it like it is
Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared: June 19 is the best day, because that’s when this crazy-creative channel delivers another weird video.
h3h3Productions: We ❤ Ethan & Hila
The Eric Andre Show: wutttttt
Hot Ones: Sure, I like wings and hot sauce, but I love watching Sean interview celebs who are sweating and crying in pain.
P.S. – Anything cat-related is obviously highly recommended here, too;)
P.P.S. – The top weirdest videos – the ones you just can’t look away from – are…
(You’re welcome/I’m sorry!)