Who can remember the world before YouTube? Not many of us which is testament to just how much has changed in the eight short years since founder Jawed Karim posted this 20-second clip of himself at San Diego Zoo and spawned a cultural phenomenon.
In honour of this auspicious day, check out Team ELLEs Top 10 pick, in no particular order, of the best of the Tube.
(Warning: your productivity is about to seriously decrease.)
1. Im Elmo And I Know It
Striking a blow for innocence everywhere (and even catchier than the LMFAO original). Kids! Look at these crayons!
2. Charlie Bit My Finger
A classic for a reason.
3. Sonya The Slow Loris
Because everybody loves tickles. Just maybe not quite this much.
4. The Sneezing Baby Panda
The look of surprise on the mother panda's face is hilarious. Every. Single. Time.
5. MTVs Best Kiss The Notebook
Words will not do this clip justice but a few things to note about Gosling as you watch:
He and McAdams were actually dating when this happened
He's chewing gum it's just hot
He's wearing a Darfur t-shirt so he's even finding time to make a political statement
His half-macho, half-Mr. Sensitive posturing is unbelievably sexy
6. How Animals Eat Their Food
Our favourite is the whale. No, wait the groundhog. Or the flamingo
7. Baby Laughing At Ripping Paper
We defy you not to laugh. It is just not possible.
8. Double Rainbow
A man is overcome with emotion upon capturing a double complete rainbow. And when we say overcome, we mean verging on a complete existential meltdown. Brace yourself.
9. Cara, Rosie and Jourdan Do The Harlem Shake
The video that made it ok.
10. Baby Monkey (Going Backwards On A Pig)
Please dont hate us if you cant get this song out of your head for the next two years.