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    Wow, This Is The First YouTube Video Ever Posted And I Officially Feel Like An Old Fart

    Time to take a trip down memory lane.

    Today is YouTube's 15th birthday! That's right, on April 23, 2005, a star was born.


    It definitely feels like it's been in our lives for way longer, but that's neither here nor there. From viral sensations and music videos to interviews and beauty tutorials, the road to YouTube's big 1-5 has definitely been an entertaining one.

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    To celebrate, here's the video that started it all, and by that I mean, here's the first video EVER posted to YouTube:

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    It was submitted by none other than YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim, who goes by the username Jawed on the platform.


    Jawed is pictured on the far right alongside fellow YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley.

    He shared an 18-second video titled "Me at the Zoo" where he quickly documented his time with the elephants at the San Diego Zoo.

    "Alright, here we are with the elephants. A cool thing about these guys is that they have really, really long trunks."

    I mean, who doesn't love a good animal fact?!


    "That's cool and that's pretty much all there is to say."

    He's a man of few words. I mean, a little mystery keeps things exciting, right?

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    Well unfortunately, those were the last words we ever got from him, because he never posted another YouTube video to his channel after that.

    But that doesn't really matter because no matter what, he'll always be YouTube's first. Plus, his video already has more than 90 million views.

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