The Internet put its faith in a team of “highly trained monkeys” to fix YouTube when users were unable to access the site’s content late Monday afternoon.
A “500 Internal Server Error” plagued YouTube users on Monday, rendering the site inaccessible for over 10 minutes.
The error code signifies a non-descript error with the site’s server.
“Sorry, something went wrong,” the message reads.
“A team of highly trained monkeys has been dispatched to deal with this situation. If you see them, show them this information,” it said, along with a large block of numbers, letters, symbols resembling an encrypted message.
YouTube, which is owned by Google, was the top online video content property for Americans in October 2013, according to Comscore.
The platform serves as a performance stage, a content distribution channel, and a social network for the site’s 1 billion monthly users, according to internal statistics published by the company.
The temporary inability to access YouTube’s content caused a number of people, including this reporter, to tweet excessively about their frustration.
The Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher tweeted, “YouTube is down. Where do I go to watch Healthcare.gov propoganda now??”
South African YouTuber Caspar Lee tweeted, “I feel like YouTube is doing this because we take her for granted, sometimes you don’t appreciate something until it’s gone.”
YouTube’s service was restored to normal “shortly after 5;53pm,” reports New York Daily News.