Too Long; Didn't Read
The world's oldest active torrent file turns 18 years old this month and it's still being seeded by dozens of people. "The Fanimatrix" torrent was published in 2003 when BitTorrent was still a relatively new protocol. At the time there were no free video-sharing services and YouTube had yet to be invented. The film was shot by a group of New Zealand friends with a limited budget of just $800, nearly half of which was spent on a leather jacket, they managed to complete the project in nine days. In the first week alone, 70,000 people grabbed a copy of the film.