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Gangnam Style Finally Broke The Internet (YouTube)

03/12/2014 13:29 GMT | Updated 03/12/2014 13:59 GMT

The hideously successful song 'Gangnam Style' has finally -- after a long and frankly heroic effort -- finally broken the internet, and by internet we mean YouTube.

'Gangnam Style' has been viewed so many times that it has actually gone outside of the coding that Google originally wrote for YouTube.

YouTube's view counters originally were written with a 32-bit Integer which meant views could only reach as far as 2,147,483,647.

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Well you'll be pleased to hear that Psy's Gangnam Style has finally broken that limit reaching a staggering 2,152,268,398 views.

In honour of this massive inconvenience to Google's developers the view counter has been given its own animation to mark the occasion.