The first YouTube video was titled "Me at the zoo" and was uploaded by co-founder Jawed Karim on April 23, 2005.

YouTube was originally a dating site called "Tune In Hook Up" before it transformed into the video-sharing platform we know today.

The longest video ever uploaded to YouTube is "The Longest Video on YouTube - 571 Hours!" It truly lives up to its name.

The most disliked video on YouTube is Justin Bieber's "Baby" music video, which has received over 11 million dislikes.

YouTube's first-ever video to reach one billion views was Gangnam Style by Psy, a milestone achieved in 2012.

The YouTube channel with the most subscribers as of now is T-Series, an Indian music video channel, with over 180 million subscribers.

YouTube's highest-paid creator is Ryan Kaji, an eight-year-old who reviews toys on his channel "Ryan's World." He earned $29.5 million in 2020.

YouTube has a "YouTube Creator Academy" that provides free resources and training for aspiring content creators.

YouTube has a "Play" button award system to recognize creators' milestones, with the Diamond Play Button awarded for channels reaching 10 million subscribers.

Remember, as a future content creator, understanding these hidden facts about YouTube can give you a valuable edge in crafting engaging content and building a successful channel.