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HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 1: Singers Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVIII between the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers at Reliant Stadium on February 1, 2004 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) The Patriots won 32-29 to claim their second Super Bowl in three years. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

I bet you didn’t know this. But if it wasn’t for the infamous Nipplegate incident between Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, we may have never gotten the social media platform “YouTube.” Rolling Stone Magazine just printed a story about the creators of YouTube who admitted that after the Superbowl halftime show of 2004, there was nowhere to find the footage.  Chad Hurley, 29, Steven Cehn, 28, and Jawed Karim, 25 were heavily involved in PayPal at the time and said when the incident happened there was nowhere to view it since back then there was no such thing as a viral video. A year later, they created YouTube with the very first upload being one of the creator’s video of himself visiting the elephants at the San Diego Zoo.

Read more about the invention of YouTube HERE