|Date Joined:||December 8, 2011|
|Date Shut Down:||N/A|
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HowToBasic is an Australian Youtuber who makes comedic and misleading tutorial videos. He often making large messes by slamming, beating, or smashing food against his countertops or floor. He makes huge messes, which he stated in an interview take "about an hour or two" to clean up. He smashes, and throws an extreme quantity of eggs in his videos, a quality he refers to as an "egg fetish".
Few people have seen his face and/or heard his real voice. In a video interview, his voice pitch was altered and his face was blurred/silhouetted. He said that the anonymity makes his videos funnier. In the same interview, he stated that he used to make actual, albeit useless tutorials (i.e. How to Pick Up an Umbrella, and How to Close a Door), but they gained very little popularity, so he began doing what he currently does, and became very successful.
He occasionally collaborates with MaxMoeFoe during his challenge videos, appearing off-camera, throwing eggs or other various items while Max attempts the challenge. He and Max are most likely close friends.
- HowToBasic has officially stated that his real name is not Aaron Jackson. This was a theory, based on misheard words MaxMoeFoe had said during one of their collab videos.
- In his million subscribers special, he crept along a mirror, and before turning to show his face, he smashed an egg against the mirror, gestured "no" shortly before flipping the bird.
- HowToBasic always films his videos in underwear. In a video titled "How To Teleport " in which he teleports to a grocery store, he appears to be still in his underwear, but his black shorts can vaguely be seen for a short amount of time when he looks down.
- In the video "How To Put on a Condom " he puts a condom onto a sausage, then runs past by several shoppers through a clothing store while holding it. It is not known whether or not he was wearing clothes at the time.
- The video "How to make a Krabby Patty ", he mixes together several ingredients, (including a condom, a tampon, several bottles of glitter and a Spongebob disc) into a disgusting mess. He then puts it in a bucket, and serves it to MaxMoeFoe in his "HowToBasic Challenge " video. He did not manage to eat the whole thing and vomited multiple times because of the disgust of the taste.
- According to an interview with him, most of HowToBasic's cleanups take about an hour. However, the "How To Make Bread " video took him three hours.
- In "How To Fight A Chicken ", it is shown that he has a chicken farm in his garden. This is presumably where he gets the eggs used in his videos.
- Commenters on his videos often rant about him "wasting food", however, it is mentioned in an interview that he only uses expired food during his videos. It's clearly confirmed in the "How To Get High" video, where he opens a sealed salad (the expiration date can be briefly seen)