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Warning: This post was published more than 6 years ago.

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I’ve just noticed that my (infamous) video of Gordon Brown picking his nose has now been viewed over half a million times – 581,610 times to be precise – on YouTube alone. That’s on top of it’s appearance on Newsnight, and pretty much everywhere in 2007. It’s had 2,584 comments – more than the rest of the site put together.

It’s quite clearly the most successful thing ever to come from this site: A video of someone picking their nose. Crazy!

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Comments and responses

Comment from Craig


by Craig

Comment posted at 22:05 on 21st October 2010.

Is it your video? thanks for sharing it with us on Youtube.


Comment from Craig


by Craig

Comment posted at 22:06 on 21st October 2010.

Is it your video? thanks for sharing it with us on Youtube. PR Agency


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 11:21 on 23rd October 2010.

It’s my original edit of the standard Parliamentary feed, so I guess that makes it my video…


Comment from Craig


by Craig

Comment posted at 15:34 on 25th October 2010.

Thanks, awesome.


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