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15 Facts About YouTube, We Bet You don’t Know!

YouTube is the largest social video sharing website in the world. It was formed in February 2005 by three PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim and in less than two years of foundation, it got sold for US$1.65 billion to tech giant Google. Nowadays, people use YouTube to watch the news, follow celebrities & vloggers and get entertained on a daily basis by the people.

Today at FactWish, we are going to share some of the interesting facts about the most popular video networking platform YouTube which you probably don’t know. Lets get started.

1. Consistently, over 300 hours of video are uploaded on YouTube every single minute and the rate is continuously increasing every year.

2. The longest black screen video uploaded on YouTube has a play time of 48 hours.

The longest black screen video uploaded on YouTube has a play time of 48 hours

3. Since 2008, YouTube plays some prank with its users on April fool’s day every year.

Since 2008, YouTube plays some prank with its users on April fool's day every year

4. The original founders of YouTube raised fund to start it from the bonuses they received from eBay when it bought PayPal.

The original founders of YouTube raised fund to start it from the bonuses they received from eBay when it bought PayPal

5. As per YouTube stats, more than one-third of the world’s population is active on YouTube.

As per YouTube stats, more than one-third of the world's population is active on YouTube

6. For the first time, YouTube view counters broke when a music video “Gangnam Style” became extremely popular in various nations. Later, the team of YouTube upgraded them.

For the first time, YouTube view counters broke when a music video "Gangnam Style" became extremely popular in various nations

7. Even though more than a third population of the world is on YouTube, more than half of the users use it on mobile phones or tablets.

Even though more than a third population of the world is on YouTube, more than half of the users use it on mobile phones or tablets

8. There is a production house of YouTube in Los Angeles which can be used by any YouTube channel authority having atleast 10,000 subscribers.

There is a production house of YouTube in Los Angeles

9. The search engine of YouTube is larger than Bing, Yahoo and Ask combined. In fact, it is the second largest search engine only lagged behind Google.

The search engine of YouTube is larger than Bing, Yahoo and Ask combined

10. YouTube was originally started as a video dating site named “Tune In Hook Up”. Later the founders changed it completely to video sharing website.

YouTube was originally started as a video dating site named “Tune In Hook Up”

11. The most hated video on YouTube is Justin Bieber’s “Baby” with more than 9.6 dislikes as of 2018. The interesting fact is that the dislikes are increasing at a tremendous rate.

The most hated video on YouTube is Justin Bieber's "Baby" with more than 9.6 dislikes

12. The most watched video on YouTube is ‘Despacito’ by Luis Fonsi with over 5 billion views as of 2018.

The most watched video on YouTube is 'Despacito' by Luis Fonsi with over 5 billion views

13. YouTube was once sued by an equipment company “UTUBE”. When YouTube became popular, the site utube.com owned by “Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Company” started getting unexpected traffic due to the similar names pronounced same.

YouTube was once sued by an equipment company "UTUBE"

14. 99% of the YouTube traffic comes from just 30% of the videos on YouTube.

99% of the YouTube traffic comes from just 30% of the videos on YouTube

15. More than 80% of the traffic of YouTube comes outside the US since YouTube is unbiased and independent of laws by countries.

More than 80% of the traffic of YouTube comes outside the US since YouTube is unbiased and independent of laws by countries

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