The video that helped YouTube grow in 2007 ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ has been sold for $760,999 as a non-fungible token (NFT).
According to the Charlie Bit Me auction page the bids started lagging on Saturday portion of the 24-hour auction, however on Sunday the price zoomed, specially during the last hours. Anonymous bidders ‘3fmusic’ and ‘mememaster’ were left in the end and the bid was won by the former finally.
CNN quoted the Davies-Carr family, who owns the video, as promising to delete the viral video from YouTube after 14 years and more than 883 million views on it.
In the 55-second video, a child Harry can be seen holding his baby brother Charlie in his lap while sitting on a sofa. First Charlie tries to nibble on Harry’s finger, then Harry puts his finger in his brother’s mouth which gets tightly quenched between the tiny teeth.
“The new owner of the video has the opportunity to create their own parody of the video featuring the original stars, Harry and Charlie. Star in it yourself, or give the honor to the biggest Charlie Bit My Finger fan you know, and recreate a hilarious modern-day rendition of the classic clip,” the family said.