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5 Most Watched YouTube Videos About The San Francisco Bay Area

SAN BRUNO (CBS SF) -- Thursday marks the 10-year anniversary since YouTube published its first grainy video featuring the company's co-founder at the San Diego Zoo.

The Google-owned company has come a long way since its first office was sandwiched between a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo. Fast forward 10 years later, the $40 billion company has more than 1 billion users who upload 300 hours of video every minute.

To celebrate the decade-long anniversary, we take a look at the videos with the most views about the San Francisco Bay Area.

5. San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction Time-Lapse

Witness more than 42,000 hours of construction in just four minutes with this official time-lapse movie of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. 

Official San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction Time-Lapse by EarthCam on YouTube

4. Oakland Bay Bridge Collapse During 1989 Loma Prieta Quake

Oakland bay Bridge Collapse, Great Quake of 89 by rustyrelic on YouTube

A news helicopter captures the first minutes after the earthquake responsible for 63 deaths.

3. Official Batkid Video

"Wish Kid Becomes Batkid" took San Francisco and the world by storm.

Official Batkid Video by Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area on YouTube

2. The San Francisco Bay Club Team At The 1987 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship

Jeff Vandiver, Andre Houle, and Troy Markle represent the San Francisco Bay Club by competing to the Devo hit "That's Good" on The Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship, which aired nationally on April 24th, 1987, and was shot at Hollywood Center Studios in Hollywood, California.

1. Shooting Star Across San Francisco

On the heels of a close fly-by of an asteroid 17,000 miles from Earth and a devastating meteor that landed in Russia, Bay Area stargazers caught a glimpse of another meteor.

Social media users reported seeing the blue flash of the meteor on Feb. 15, 2013, and sightings were reported throughout the Bay Area, from Santa Clara to Fairfield, and even in the Central Valley cities of Fresno and Stockton.

The dashcam of a car traveling southbound on Interstate-280 captured the scene on the video which now has over 1,600,000 views.

Shooting Star (Meteor) across San Francisco 2/15/2013 7:44PM ORIGINAL by CaideN on YouTube


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