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01/02/2004 Timberlake tears off part of Jackson's top

During the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show, Janet Jackson's breast, adorned with a nipple shield, was exposed by Justin Timberlake for about half a second. YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim claims that this incident was what led to the creation of the video-sharing website.


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