I recently found a video called Drum solo 4 on YouTube and I found it would crash my browser. I tried Firefox, Safari and found, it would even crash Chrome. It would block my computer until the browser prompts me to abort the script.
The video plays nicely on the iPhone, however. What struck me was, that it had almost 140’000 views in less than 3 days. This is a lot. Particularly for video of average content like this.
I soon found the explanation for the count: Enter any two words of the English language in YouTube search, and this video would show up. You can find a list of words from http://scenari-platform.org/svn/dev-core/trunk/Lib_XulRunner/mac/dictionaries/en-US.dic. Somehow, this kid has managed to get all those words in as tags or YouTube’s new closed caption which YouTube also uses for displaying search result. Try it out, for example search for “Admiralty” and “Marzipan”.
Hopefully YouTube will fix this before everyone will spam their search!
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