Why was Charlie Bit My Finger removed from YouTube?

“Charlie Bit Me” won’t be taken down from YouTube after all. The 2007 viral video was auctioned off as a nonfungible token (NFT) this week, with its seller saying that it would be deleted from the website to be “memorialized” on the blockchain.

What happened to the Charlie Bit Me video?

Viral “Charlie Bit My Finger” video will be taken off YouTube after NFT sells for $760,000. The family behind the beloved video is taking it offline after selling it as an NFT for over $760,000. The famed 55-second clip features baby Charlie Davies-Carr biting his brother Harry’s finger.

Is Charlie baby bite video most watched on YouTube?

“Charlie bit my finger – again !”, more simply known as “Charlie Bit My Finger” or “Charlie Bit Me”, was a 2007 internet viral video famous for formerly being the most viewed YouTube video. As of July 2021, the video received over 886 million views.

Who is Charlie in the video Charlie Bit My Finger?

The original video, which has close to 900 million views, features Charlie Davies-Carr, an infant in England, biting the finger of his big brother, Harry Davies-Carr, and then laughing after Harry yells “OWWWW.”

Why was Charlie bit removed?

The video was uploaded to YouTube by Harry and Charlie’s dad, Howard, in 2007, because he couldn’t email it to their godparents in America. The family website says the clip was filmed as “a part of catching random moments as the boys were growing up”, and that it “unintentionally went viral”.

How old is Charlie from Charlie bit me?

Charlie, who is now 15 and has since outgrown biting his older brother, explained why the family has decided to sell the small piece of internet history and remove it from YouTube.

Did someone buy Charlie bit?

The 2007 viral video features Harry, 3 at the time, putting his finger in the mouth of Charlie, 1 at the time. Origin Protocol, the company that ran the auction for the video, announced on May 23 it was sold to 3FMusic for over $760,000 as a non-fungible token.

Who bought Charlie bit?

Why is Charlie Bit My Finger still up?

“After the auction we connected with the buyer, who ended up deciding to keep the video on YouTube,” Davies-Carr told Quartz. “The buyer felt that the video is an important part of popular culture and shouldn’t be taken down.

How old is Charlie Bit kid?

Charlie Davies-Carr, now 14, and Harry, 17, auctioned off the clip as a non-fungible token (NFT) – a digital record that proves ownership. An anonymous buyer who goes by the online moniker 3fmusic now has sole control of the video after bidding started at $1,000 between 11 bidders.

Where is Charlie bit me brother?

They currently live in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Dad Howard hasn’t given up his role as an IT consultant, where he currently works full-time. The family has decided to use their YouTube cash to put their children through private education.

How did Charlie Bit go viral?