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PewDiePie makes a comeback after falling way behind T-Series in YouTube sub race

Published: 21/Mar/2019 12:38 Updated: 21/Mar/2019 17:46

by Calum Patterson

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Indian production company T-Series finally surpassed PewDiePie‘s YouTube channel in total subscribers, taking a commanding lead of over 30,000 subscribers – but miraculously the Swede came back.

Since October 2018, much of the YouTube community, and the internet at large, has been engrossed in the battle for YouTube supremacy, as independent creator, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg went up against the symbol of corporate takeover on the platform, T-Series.

It was pitted as a David vs Goliath fight, with PewDiePie being a one-man band, producing a single video a day, vs T-Series, a large company capable of publishing multiple, professional quality videos a day.

One of T-Series latest videos has over 5 million views in only 17 hours, while others still have less than 100,000.

Despite his disadvantage, PewDiePie gave T-Series a run for their money. He outperformed them for over four months and kept his number one spot intact – thanks to a large community of fellow YouTubers supporting him.

Throughout early March 2019, though, every day T-Series’ growth became more rapid. The valiant efforts of PewDiePie and his community seems to finally be too little, too late.

As of March 21, T-Series was more than 30,000 subscribers ahead – the biggest margin yet. This was a result of their latest viral video, a trailer for new movie ‘PM Narendra Mori’, which accumulated over five million views in less than 16 hours.

PewDiePie vs T-Series – Live subscriber count.

Although it seemed that all hope was lost for PewDiePie, the Swede managed to make a late surge, and closed the gap within hours.

With T-Series now involving themselves in the race publicly, even using national pride to incentivize Indian’s to subscribe to their channel, it seemed like the challenge would be too much.

Many consider the race to 100 million the next milestone, so if Pewds can keep pace until then, a late surge might see him secure at least that victory. If not, then 90 million may be the last major milestone he can claim to have hit first.

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YouTuber WhistlinDiesel survives shooting himself in the head in freak gun accident

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:20

by Michael Gwilliam

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Popular YouTube star Cody ‘WhistlinDiesel’ Detwiler says he’s lucky to be alive after he accidentally shot himself in the head with a massive .50 caliber bullet.

WhistlinDiesel, who is known for doing outdoorsman-related videos on his channel, has quite the following on YouTube, with nearly 2 million subscribers- and he’s probably going to get even more now that he’s survived taking a bullet to the head.

On January 21, the celebrity took to Instagram to reveal that he’d been shot in a freak accident. “Not sure how I’m alive [right now],” he began the post. “Love you all and thanks for all of you.”

The photo of Detwiler’s blood-soaked face quickly spread amongst his followers, who were concerned for his wellbeing. In a follow-up edit to the post, he detailed what happened.

“I got hit with a .50 cal bullet ricochet from 4ft away right into my forehead,” he revealed.

.50 caliber bullets are massive. They are often found in long-range sniper rifles, so it’s a miracle that he managed to survive the blow.

“I’m ok, they’re just doing some scans to make sure I don’t have swelling other than the 2’ lump on my forehead and the copper jacket under my skin,” he added with a bunch of laughing emoticons.

As it turns out, the ricochet occurred when the YouTuber was practicing shooting steel plates from just four feet away to see how many it would take to go through. The bullet just went through two of the plates.

Despite the gruesome injury, WhistlinDiesel has no plans to stop shooting. “You look at life a little differently when you pull the trigger of your .50 cal and your head shakes and [blood] starts dripping down past your eyes,” he said. “I put my hand up and just felt metal sticking out and about passed out.”

“Got a CT scan to be safe, and they say my skull isn’t cracked, soo… back to target practicing.”

While it’s good to see he’s safe and will continue doing what he loves, hopefully he doesn’t try shooting targets from such close range next time – or he may not be so lucky.