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Charlie Bit My Finger Set To Be Deleted From YouTube For Good With 880 Million Views

Charlie Bit My Finger Set To Be Deleted From YouTube For Good With 880 Million Views

The video has been viewed hundreds of millions of times

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

The legendary 'Charlie bit my finger' video is being auctioned off as a NFT later this month before being deleted from the internet.

The Davis-Carr family, who created the video, plan to mark its 14th anniversary said in a statement that whoever wins the auction will be the sole owner of the clip as well as being offered the chance to recreate the video with the original stars.

The family wrote: "Seen by over 880 million people, Charlie Bit My Finger is the most-viewed viral video of all time.

"The beloved clip has become a household name and holds a special place in the hearts of many.

"Now, the iconic video will be removed from YouTube and one person will have the opportunity to own it in its new form as a 1/1 NFT, memorializing them in internet history forever.

"The NFT winner will also get the opportunity to create their own parody of the video featuring the original stars, Harry and Charlie."

Harry (who was aged three at the time) and Charlie (aged one) ended up starring in one of the first big viral YouTube clips after their parents filmed them playing around.

Speaking to the Times in 2009, mum Shelley said: "Susan Boyle has never had the hits we have had.

"The video got on to a college networking site in the U.S. and from there it went viral. I think the British accents have helped make it so globally viewed."

YouTube/Davis-Carr family

And now, after hundreds of millions of views across the world, one person will be able to call themselves the video's owner thanks to the NFT auction.

NFT's - or non-fungible tokens - are digital assets that are unique and can't be exchanged. They hold value as a crypto token and are currently getting a lot of attention as celebrities and other public figures get in on the action.

Among those who have decided to cash in on NFTs are Twitter creator Jack Dorsey, who sold the first ever tweet, and Danielle Bregoli, also known as Bhad Bhabie but probably best known as 'Cash Me Outside' Girl, who auctioned off 20 NFTs to mark her 18th birthday.

Bregoli NFT featured original works based on the meme, her music and her rise to viral stardom, as well as works from various creatives including photographers, visual artists and filmmakers.

Featured Image Credit: Davis-Carr family/YouTube

Topics: Viral, Interesting