| Original YTMND:|
Though other Carmen Sandiego YTMNDs existed at the time, this one was the first to have garnered much attention. With a combination of an (at the time) unknown Google inside joke and a nostalgia factor created by an original recording of the theme song from the TV game show, the site took off across the net. The site was linked to on such humor sites as Entensity and College Humor, helping it to launch into the number 1 spot in the Top Viewed Sites and Top Rated Sites.
It kept it's spot for almost a week before it eventually drifted off both lists.
Unfortunately, the original creator of the YTMND deleted it, as well as his entire created YTMND collection, about three weeks after it's original creation.
It resurfaced about a week later when it was created again by the original author as the only YTMND he would recreate. It's had moderate views and votes since then. As of 07/13/06, it's the highest rated 'Carmen Sandiego' YTMND at 4.11/5.00
This mini-fad consists of a screenshot of a Google web or map search that turns up unusual results, typically by running a search on phrases in pop culture. Typing in 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?' brings up such a result, as does 'The answer to life, the universe, and everything'. This screenshot is then edited in MSPaint (or any other picture editing program) to have the result circled or otherwise having it pointed out with silly internet jargon beside it, such as 'WTF?' or 'WHOAMG!' The sound source is typically a themesong from where the phrase originated, though any sound source is acceptable.