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‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ video fetches $760,000 at NFT auction

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San Francisco (AFP) – Another classic piece of internet culture has been auctioned off for a six-figure sum, the latest viral sensation from the 2000s to be eagerly snapped up by digital collectors of “non fungible tokens” or NFTs. The home video “Charlie Bit My Finger” sold for almost $761,000 on Sunday, the 14th anniversary of its debut. In the 55-second YouTube clip from 2007, a British toddler named Harry holds his baby brother Charlie. But the adorable domestic scene takes a sudden turn when Harry puts his pointer finger into his brother’s mouth, and to his surprise, Charlie clamps down, …

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