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December 7th, 2014

‘Gangnam Style’ breaks YouTube

‘Gangnam Style’ breaks YouTube at 2.15 billion views

Never mind Kim Kardashian. Psy’s unstoppable “Gangnam Style” actually broke the Internet this week, so said YouTube who later admitted it was just a joke.

More than two years after the Korean dance hit’s video debuted, it reached the maximum possible view count on YouTube. Keep your eyes on the view counter, which spins out of control (see GIF).

Technically, YouTube has long known any video with views greater than 2,147,483,647 — also known as INT_MAX to programmers — on the service would cause an error.