Video: 15m viewed YouTube video, some interesting stats

It’s been nearly four years since I last blogged about the magic video I uploaded to YouTube, so I figure it’s about time for an update with some interesting stats.

I have no way of contextualising 15 million views, so I thought I’d put that in some perspective.

  • That’s 170 Wembley stadiums full. Or two New York Cities.
  • Or the population of New Zealand, Denmark, and Singapore combined.
  • If those 15 million views were consecutive, it would take you over 35 years.
  • If you only did that during work hours, it’d take you 150 years (but at least you’d be getting paid).
  • At the average American wage, that lost productivity would have cost $6 million *
  • If every viewer laid end to end (assuming an average height of 5’8″), they’d reach three-quarters of the way around the world.
  • If they all stood on each other’s shoulders, they’d reach nowhere near the moon.

So that’s the next goal folks. Let’s reach the moon. Please link, tweet, Facebook etc.

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* Before we start feeling guilty about lost productivity, remember that at 1m14s the clip is the perfect length to watch in your coffee break!

5 thoughts on “Video: 15m viewed YouTube video, some interesting stats

  1. The amount of time that I am being ‘unproductive’ whilst watching this video is far outweighed by the knowledge that I am single-handedly getting us closer to the fucking moon. That gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside.

  2. Love the stats, and the trick is also great. Nice and simple with a twist.
    Would love to see the stats on the time wasted by people bitching at each other on the comments on Youtube, they crack me up how serious people get.

  3. Couldn’t help but notice that your Earth graphic is bereft of snow or ice on the North Pole. A deliberate statement about the pitiful state of our planet on your part, perhaps? Or maybe it was just a gob of Tipp-Ex on your monitor? Eitherway, great work. I’m new to web design (I mean, really new) and can’t help but feel inspired by what I’ve seen so far. Kudos to you. May see you at a seminar or six in the years to come. :-)

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