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Down the Rabbit Hole: Exploring Weird YouTube

From terrible dating advice to Shrek culture, Weird YouTube has it all.

With nearly two billion active users and over 300 hours of content uploaded every minute, it's no surprise that YouTube houses a lot of weirdness.

Beneath its colorful surface – one full of music videos, Fortnite gameplay, and attractive people reacting to mundane things – YouTube brims with bizarre content. From obscure subcultures to strange ideologies, YouTube is rife with proverbial rabbit holes. These tunnels of interrelated videos offer perspective outside of anything close to day-to-day reality.

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CULTURE

You Can't Change My Mind: Banksy Is Lame

His popularity undermines the supposed anti-establishment message of his art.

Update 7/15/2020: Banksy's latest piece promoting mask use and COVID-19 awareness defied the pattern of his recent work to be his best creation in years.

Entitled "If You Don't Mask, You Don't Get", the scene of stenciled rats using masks as parachutes and spraying sneezes around a train car in the London underground was executed by the acclaimed artist and an accomplice dressed as cleaners and disguising their paint as cleaning fluid.

Banksy sprays coronavirus-inspired artwork on to London tube www.youtube.com

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