“Charlie Bit My Finger” has been named the most viral video on YouTube this year.
The video shows Charlie biting the finger of his brother, Harry. According to the BBC, it will now be removed from YouTube, having sold for $ 760,999 (8 538,000).
The Davies-Carr family auctioned off the 55-second video eight years ago, and its value increased dramatically in the final hours of Sunday.
The bidding battle was between two anonymous accounts.
“3fmusic” eventually surpassed the value offered for the video, which has been viewed more than 880 million times since it was uploaded to YouTube in 2007.
“NFT” is a certificate that indicates that you own something digital, ie original versions of viral videos, memes or tweets that can be sold as if they were art. It’s a lucrative business for those who own viral clips.
The auction site says the NFT winner will be given the opportunity to “recreate a hilarious video interpretation” featuring “the original stars, Harry and Charlie”, who are now 17 and 15 respectively.
The video was uploaded to YouTube by Harry and Charlie’s father, Howard, in 2007 because he could not email it to their godparents in America.
The video was filmed as “part of capturing random moments while the boys were growing up”, and that “inadvertently went viral”. They have not said what they are planning to do with the money.