If you woke up in a good mood, feeling young and spry, you’ll hate to know that YouTube’s inauspicious first video turns 10 years old today.
“Alright, so here we are in front of the, uh, elephants. Uh. The cool thing about these guys is that, is that they have really, really, really long, um, trunks, and that’s, that’s cool. And that’s pretty much all there is to say,” says YouTube cofounder Jawed Karim in the clip.
The 19-second video, uploaded on Saturday, April 23, 2005, shows Karim in front of an elephant enclosure at the San Diego Zoo. It’s called “Me at the zoo”.
The video currently sports nearly 20 million views and 136,000 comments.
It’s hard to imagine a world without YouTube. It’s also hard to imagine it’s already been around a decade.
All I can say is thank god for HD.