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YouTube's First Ever Video: 'Me At The Zoo' Uploaded 8 Years Ago Today

23/04/2013 07:11 BST | Updated 20/04/2017 11:26 BST

It may not have been the grandest of starts but this 20-second clip of a young man at San Francisco Zoo marks the beginnings of internet behemoth, YouTube.

The video, called 'Me at the Zoo', was the very first clip to ever be uploaded to the site exactly eight years ago today.

That awkward looking young man talking about elephant's "cool" trunks is Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube.

The idea was so successful the site was bought by Google for $1.65 billion just 19 months later.

To celebrate this humble beginning, here are a few YouTube highlights from over its very short yet very triumphant life...

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