Submitted by ub on Tue, 04/25/2023 - 13:00

Me at the Zoo may well be one of the most boring but important headlines ever written online and so it began on YouTube.

It was nearly two decades ago when the first-ever clip was uploaded to YouTube, 18 years ago. That Zoo? The one in San Diego's backyard. 

On April 23, 2005, YouTube founder Jawed Karim shared the unedited 18-second clip of himself in front of the elephant enclosure at the San Diego Zoo. It was shot by his co-founder Yakov Lapitsky.

As they say, the best is historically yet to come. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on #YouTube.