Did you know YouTube’s only been around since 2005? What the hell did people do with their funny cat videos before then? They probably tried to coerce their pets into recreating the funny stuff live in front of their friends using tuna or sticks. This probably never worked, leaving the owner red-faced and the cat feeling inadequate, bruised and hungry. This would undoubtedly create an awkward atmosphere in the house, exacerbated by the communication difficulties involved in one of them being a cat. Ultimately, the creation of YouTube probably saved a hell of a lot of cats from homelessness.
Anyway, last year, video-sharing and cat-saving website YouTube invited users to submit videos of themselves doing stuff on a particular day.
That day was July 24 2010.
80,000 people from 140 countries did this.
Three men – Ridley Scott, Kevin MacDonald and Joe Walker – edited the videos into a film.
That film is 94 minutes and 57 seconds long.
It includes scenes from 4,500 hours of footage in 80,000 submissions from 140 nations.
Everyone who submitted a clip that was used in the film is credited as a co-director.
The film is called Life in a Day.
It’s out now.
According to FHM office reports, “it’s meant to be pretty good”.