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YouTube's biggest, weirdest unsolved mystery

YouTube's biggest, weirdest unsolved mystery
Webdriver Torso

Webdriver Torso.

That's the name of a YouTube channel with more than 77,000 videos. Dozens more are uploaded every day. And almost all of them look like this:

They're all 11 seconds long. They have no description, no explanation, and if anyone knows where they come from or what they mean, they're not talking.

Seven months ago, Webdriver Torso burst on the scene with its first quixotic videos. Back then, all of them were titled "aqua." As you can see, Webdriver Torso hasn't exactly changed much over the last 77,000 videos.

On the other hand, to make the whole mystery even weirder, Webdriver Torso has posted one video that doesn't feature strange tones and red and blue rectangles. It's a five second video of the Eiffel Tower:

As the mystery has grown, people all over the Internet have begun speculating about the meaning of these videos - if there even is one. Some say it's a company testing out automated video uploading software. Others say it's a viral marketing stunt that will later be revealed to be selling some sort of product. Now even Google has been implicated.

If you type "Webdriver Torso" into the YouTube search bar, you'll see this:

webdriver torso 1

That doesn't necessarily mean that YouTube or Google is behind the videos - just that they know about the channel.

What do you think Webdriver Torso means? Is it a hoax, a test, a prank or are there cosmic implications? Let me know in the comments below!

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Source: Kotaku
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