The memorable and memorable ‘Charlie Bitten My Finger’ YouTube video, one of the most viewed videos in website history, will be sold on Sunday as a non-fungible token, or NFT, and then removed from YouTube, according to a website created by the Davies-Carr family.
“Would like to own the soon-to-be-deleted YouTube phenomenon, Charlie Bit My Finger, leaving you to be the sole owner of this adorable piece of internet history (while also having the chance to say that Charlie bit your finger, if you can.” want to see what all the hype is about), ”the website says.
The adorable 2007 video, just 55 seconds long, evokes a more innocent time in Internet history. The video shows baby Charlie nibbling on his older brother Harry’s pointer finger as Harry recounts with a charmed British accent.
“Ouch, Charlie! Owww! Charlie! It really hurts! Harry said, while Charlie burst out laughing. “Charlie bit me,” Harry concluded with a smile.
Family is just the latest meme maker to jump into the NFT craze. NFTs turn digital artwork, collectibles, GIFs, or memes into unique verifiable assets that are easy to trade on the blockchain. Essentially, NFTs create authenticity and rarity – which can sell for high prices.
The integration of NFTs over the past few months has created a way for the unpaid people behind memes to turn their fame into dollars. For example, an NFT of the “Disaster girl” meme, showing a young girl smiling for the camera as a house burns down in the background, sold last month for 180 Ethereum, or roughly $ 425,000.
The NFT ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ auction began on Saturday, 14 years since the video was first uploaded to YouTube. The video has since racked up nearly 883 million views.
The winner of the auction will also have the opportunity to do a parody of the video featuring now teenage brothers Harry and Charlie, the website says. The auction is scheduled to close around 9 a.m. ET on Sunday.