YouTube is celebrating it's 10th birthday today! We know, we can't believe it's only been ten years either - seems like the video sharing website has been around for a lifetime.
On April 23, 2005, YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim uploaded the very first video to ever be shared on the site. It's called "Me at the zoo" and is just 18 seconds long. The clip has close to 20 million views.
The video itself is rather silly - it was clearly just some "fluff content" to give the website a whirl. Karim talks about the elephants at the zoo and their "really long trunks."
Karim co-founded the service in February 2005 with Chad Hurley and Steve Chen - all three were former PayPayl employees. By November 2006, Google bought YouTube off of them for $1.65 billion.
Since, the site has been home to millions of viral videos and is the go-to source for, well, just about any type of footage. The website is reported to have 300 hours of new videos every minute, and 800 million unique users per month.
Watch the first video to ever be uploaded below: