If you grew up in the YouTube age, then you've probably seen one of its most popular videos: "Charlie bit my finger."
The viral clip, which currently has over 800 million views on the site, was first uploaded in 2007 and it became an instant hit. The gist is that a boy named Harry is sitting with his baby brother, Charlie, who playfully takes a bite of Harry's finger. However, when Charlie does it for a second time, he's a little more rough and Harry is *not* pleased.
Although the home video has been one of the most successful uploads for the site, it is sadly going to be taken down at an undisclosed date in the near future. The owners of the video, the Davies-Carr family, decided to auction the viral sensation as a non-fungible token (NFT), and bids came to a close this weekend, when a user named 3fmusic won the bidding with a whopping offer of $760,999.
If you're wondering how exactly an NFT works, according to Forbes, “An NFT is a digital asset that represents real-world objects like art, music, in-game items and videos. They are bought and sold online, frequently with cryptocurrency, and they are generally encoded with the same underlying software as many cryptos. Although they’ve been around since 2014, NFTs are gaining notoriety now because they are becoming an increasingly popular way to buy and sell digital artwork.”
The winner of the bidding will now be the sole owner of the “Charlie bit my finger” NFT. Meanwhile, the auction page for the video also revealed that, “The NFT winner will have the opportunity to create their own parody of the video featuring the original stars, Harry and Charlie. Star in it yourself, or give the honor to the biggest Charlie Bit My Finger fan you know, and recreate a hilarious modern-day rendition of the classic clip.”
Don't mind us as we rewatch this old classic before it's taken down.
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