It’s YouTube’s eighth birthday! Since then it has given us viral smash after viral smash, but what was the first video uploaded onto the video site way back in April 2005? Interestingly, a trip to the zoo.
YouTube founders uploaded the first video to YouTube on 23 April, 2005 at 8:27pm. Technically, that means YouTube’s birthday isn’t until tomorrow, but we can start celebrating early, I think.
The zoo video was shot by Yakov Lapitsky at the San Diego Zoo, and features Jawed Karim, co-founder of the site. He’s explaining that elephants have long trunks in 19 seconds of grainy, mid-2000s video. Thanks, guy!
What was the first YouTube video you remember watching?