Hello everyone. I am huge into SMM (Social Media Marketing) these days, mainly with YouTube alone. So this got my attention. I have done a little research and that is what my below figures are based on. If you know of any more fun facts, please share in the thread below. 1. YouTube was thought of over dinner. Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim (the original 3 founders of Youtube) discussed the idea at a dinner party in Chen's apartment in San Francisco after finding it difficult to share the videos that were shot that night at the dinner party. (due to email attachment limitation errors) 2. PayPal plays a role in the creation of YouTube. Chad, Steve, and Jawed all three worked together at Paypal during the startup of Youtube in 2005. in fact, Chad Hurley is the one who created Paypal's logo! What help fund the start of Youtube was the bonuses that all three employees received during the Ebay buyout of Paypal. 3. The very first YouTube video! April 23, 2005. 4. In 2006, Google buys YouTube for 1.65 BILLION dollars! Just one year after YouTube was created. 5. Only 22% of YouTube's traffic comes from USA. 78% from other countries. 6. YouTube originally started out as a video dating web site. 7. YouTube's annual April Fools day prank : For years, YouTube has pranked millions of users on April Fools Day. The first prank was classic. Every video on the homepage of YouTube was a Rickroll. In 2009, things really got turnt upside down with YouTube when YouTube turned the site upside down. In 2012, http://youtu.be/dcmQ_GbpXvs 8. Over 1,700 years to watch all of YouTube! It is said that it would take over 1,700 years to watch all the video content on YouTube. 9. YouTube hit 1 TRILLION views in 2011. (That's about 140 views for each person on Earth!) 10. 500 years worth of YouTube videos are watch EVERY day on Facebook Enjoy! Post more if you know of any. I am sure everyone else would like to hear.