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Internet flashback: The first ever video on YouTube

On this day, history was made 8 years ago, when Jawed Karim, one of the co-founders of the popular video sharing website YouTube made the first-ever upload titled, 'Me at the zoo'.

Karim uploaded the video at 8:27 pm on Saturday, April 23 in 2005 under the username "jawed".

A screenshot of the video "Me at the zoo". Courtesy: YouTube, Jawed Karim
A screenshot of the video "Me at the zoo". Courtesy: YouTube, Jawed Karim

The video features Karim standing before elephants, explaining how interesting their "really, really, really long trunks" are, and is 18 seconds long.

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