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YouTube turns 15 today. How much of the site's wacky history do you know?

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WASHINGTON (CIRCA) — The world of video, and pretty much the internet itself, was forever changed 15 years ago today when YouTube was founded.

Now, with over 1 trillion users worldwide and over 300 hours of video uploaded every minute, there’s no way you could watch even half of the content existing on the site.

You can find almost anything among the user-uploaded content, from 10 hours of paint drying, to how-tos on the proper way to contour your face, to, you know, Janet Jackson’s boob — which, oddly enough, was one of the inspirations for the site, after one of the founders could not easily find video of the event.

The video-sharing site was an immediate success, and was quickly sold to Google in November 2006 for $1.65 billion.

Over the years, the video-sharing site has evolved from strictly user-uploaded content to live video, virtual reality, 360 video and partnerships with other media corporations to distribute music videos, movies and even YouTube’s own original content — that is, if you want to pay for the extra perks

So, to celebrate 15 years on the World Wide Web, go get yourself sucked into a good ‘ol YouTube rabbit hole and give it a shot!

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