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MrBeast sacrifices his own video to help PewDiePie regain YouTube record

Published: 17/May/2019 21:20 Updated: 17/May/2019 21:22

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that popular YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is an avid supporter of YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg – but MrBeast’s latest initiative to help PewDiePie requires a major sacrifice on his part.

MrBeast uploaded a video in January with the title, “Make This Video The Most Liked Video On Youtube,” aiming to have the upload break records on the platform – but not enough to surpass PewDiePie’s own YouTube Rewind 2018 video, which was the most liked non-music video on the site at the time.

However, MrBeast’s fanbase has since taken his request overboard, with his video now sitting at the top of the non-music video list at over 8.13 million likes.

MrBeast called out this development in a Tweet on May 17, asking his fans to dislike the video in order to drop beneath PewDiePie’s “YouTube Rewind 2018 but it’s actually good.”

“Go switch your like on my video to a dislike so PewDiePie can reclaim the title of the most liked non-music video,” MrBeast wrote. “I SPECIFICALLY SAID I WANTED TO BE #2 IN THE VIDEO.”

While his video still reigns as the most liked non-music video as of the publication of this piece, it wasn’t always so; PewDiePie’s YouTube Rewind video quickly climbed to the top of the charts in late December of 2018, after YouTube’s own Rewind video was met with mass backlash.

In fact, the official YouTube Rewind 2018 video is one of the most disliked videos in YouTube’s history, surpassing Justin Bieber’s ‘Baby’ to take the number one spot with over 16.14 million dislikes, after fans felt that some of the platform’s biggest moments weren’t featured in the yearly recap.

Despite PewDiePie having the second most liked video on YouTube, his YouTube Rewind rendition isn’t even his most viewed upload on his channel – in fact, his “Bitch Lasagna” diss track against Bollywood label T-Series takes that spot, sitting at over 193 million views as of May 17.

While PewDiePie has yet to respond to MrBeast’s call for dislikes, he still remains YouTube’s most subscribed independent creator, with over 95 million subs in light of his now-defunct battle with T-Series.

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Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”