Viral hit – “Charlie bit my finger” is now funding the brothers’ studies

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It was only recently that the viral YouTube video was sold as NFT. Now the brothers announce what they want to do with the money they have earned.

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A piece of internet history: Charlie bites his brother Harry’s finger.

The two brothers are now older and have sold the video for around 680,000 francs as an NFT.

The two brothers are now older and have sold the video for around 680,000 francs as an NFT.

You are not alone in this.  This picture became known as the “Disaster Girl” meme - and sold as an NFT for 374,000 Swiss francs.

You are not alone in this. This picture became known as the “Disaster Girl” meme – and sold as an NFT for 374,000 Swiss francs.

David Roth

  • The viral video “Charlie bit my finger” was recently sold as an NFT.

  • The buyer paid around 680,000 francs for the digital token.

  • Now the brothers have announced what they want to do with the money they have earned.

  • You want to use it to finance your studies.

The viral video from childhood entitled “Charlie bit my finger” brought unexpected wealth to two brothers from England and their family. The YouTube video that Howard Davies-Carr uploaded his sons to the Internet in 2007 has meanwhile been viewed a good 885 million times and recently sold at auction as a so-called NFT for 538,000 pounds (around 680,000 Swiss francs).

NFT means something like “non-exchangeable tokens”. They are to be understood in a similar way to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, as they are based on a blockchain in which every transaction is precisely stored. However, if you want to buy NFTs, you can use it to buy not just an abstract block in a series of digital blocks, but an asset that represents the ownership of a particular digital object. Anyone who buys such a token secures ownership of a specific digital file – in this case the video “Charlie bit my finger”.

With the proceeds to study

It has now become known that the now 17-year-old Harry, who can be seen in the video as a young boy who is bitten on the finger by Baby Charlie and complains about it, wants to use part of the proceeds to finance his studies in London.

Charlie, today 15, doesn’t yet know what he wants to study – but says in the BBC interview that the money would also be enough for the two other younger brothers. The family also earned money from YouTube clicks: The father now estimates the total income at around one million pounds. However, he always made sure that his sons stayed on the ground.

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