When I first came across PSY's video for 'Gangnam Style' a couple of years ago I a) loved it and b) couldn't believe that nobody else loved it. I guess sharing it around the office I worked in back then helped contribute to the viral final boss that was the Gangnam Style sensation. The dance, the song, PSY himself. It was great.

It then became the first video on YouTube to reach one billion dollars, I mean views. One billion views.

Most recently it's broken YouTube. I wonder if anybody predicted that. More specifically, it broke YouTube's view counter. It's very maths, and I don't maths, maybe you don't either. But either way, the video site explained the problem (but not the solution, although it has been fixed) in a post on Google+.

We never thought a video would be watched in numbers greater than a 32-bit integer (=2,147,483,647 views), but that was before we met PSY. "Gangnam Style" has been viewed so many times we have to upgrade!

Hover over the counter in PSY's video to see a little math magic and stay tuned for bigger and bigger numbers on YouTube. 

How could we not watch the magical video after all that, eh? EH? Here it is you guys. Let's break YouTube some more.