YouTube's very first video was uploaded to the online video platform on April 23, 2005. The clip, which clocks in at 18 seconds, is titled "Me at the zoo" and features YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim describing the elephants behind him at the San Diego Zoo.
Of course, you can still watch this video on YouTube. It currently has about 19.8 million views at the time of this writing.
But fast-forward 10 years since this video was uploaded, and so much has happened to YouTube. Google acquired YouTube in October of 2006 for $1.65 billion, the company's largest acquisition at that time. The music video for Psy's "Gangnam Style" became the most-watched YouTube video ever with more than 2.3 billion views. YouTube stars now make millions of dollars, such as FunToyzCollector, whose reported earnings of $4.9 million last year made her the highest paid YouTube star of 2014.
YouTube sure has given us a lot of entertainment over the years. It helped make Justin Bieber a star, made us laugh about a baby biting his brother's finger and showed us how dance evolved over time. These days, everyone knows that if there's something you want to see, you can probably find it on YouTube.
With a gargantuan amount of videos available on YouTube and more uploaded every second, it can be a bit overwhelming to know where to look if you're in the market for some new entertainment. However, all you really need to do is find channels that you love and subscribe to them so that you'll always know that a world of how-to's, laughs and enlightenment is just a click away.
Here are 10 YouTube channels that will keep you entertained for at least another 10 years.
There are many awesome science channels on YouTube, but none of them are quite as delightful as AsapScience. Every week, creators Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown post a video that breaks down your burning questions about our bodies and our world using cute doodles. Science class has never been this fun.
If you've ever gotten so frustrated with your smartphone not working properly that you felt like you just wanted to smash it with a hammer, TechRax is for you. This YouTube channel will let you get out all of that pent-up aggression you have toward your gadgets by watching iPhones get boiled, smashed and destroyed in so many other strangely satisfying ways.
At first, My Cupcake Addiction will make you every happy by showing you how to make so many baked treats that look as good as they taste. However, you will probably soon feel very sad that these confections aren't sitting in front of you, waiting for you to eat them IRL. Oh well. You know what they say. "It is better to have cupcaked and lost than never to have cupcaked at all."
You may have heard about this new project on YouTube. Niamh Geaney, Terence Manzanga and Harry English are three friends that have set out to find their doppelgangers in 28 days. Whoever finds the closest match wins. So far, the video of Geaney meeting her "Twin Stranger," who really does bear an uncanny resemblance to her, has gone viral with more than 6.1 million views. Even though this project has an expiration date on it, you're not going to want to miss how it all ends.
5. This Exists
Every Thursday, Sam Sutherland digs up the weirdest stuff that has ever happened in pop culture, and it's sure to make you say, "This exists?" So far, he has covered the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hair metal band from the 1990s, Turkish Star Wars and something called "chap-hop." And yes, these all exist.
Not only do you get to learn some amazing Japanese recipes from the YouTube channel Cooking with Dog, but you also get to stare at an adorable poodle named Francis while an unnamed chef cooks up these delectable dishes. You probably don't want to cook with a dog that close to your food in real life though.
If you just want to wind down from a long day, Art Food Kitty is where it's at. Painter Kelly Eddington shows you how to create some extremely realistic-looking pieces, and it is just mesmerizing.
Though this web series from PBS doesn't feature Big Bird or Downton Abbey's Crawley family, it is still immensely entertaining as it breaks down the biggest thing happening in pop culture and why you should care.
HowToBasic is a YouTube channel full of how-to videos but with a crazy comedic twist. Oh, sure. There are videos on this channel that will teach you how to do everything from getting Kylie Jenner's lips to making an Apple Watch to making a healthy chocolate cake, but you actually won't learn any of that stuff from them. Instead, you will be treated to a bit of absurdism and nihilism that you can't help but laugh at.
10. Miniature Space
This Japanese YouTube channel features cooking videos that show you how to make everything from pancakes to cheeseburgers to doughnuts, except they're all teensy tiny. This is one of the most adorable and awe-inspiring YouTube channels you will ever see.