A Short History of Short Content From the Bible to Vine

A.D. 85-100

The Bible's shortest verse is written. "Jesus wept" (John 11:35, King James version).

Early 20th century

Unknown author composes three-word poem "Fleas" ("Adam/Had 'em").

1963

The Zapruder film captures 26.6 seconds of President Kennedy's assassination.

1976

The Ramones kick off punk with debut single "Blitzkrieg Bop" at 2:12.

1987

Grindcore band Napalm Death unleashes 1.316-second song "You Suffer."

2001

World's shortest TV ad lasts for 0.016666 of a second and promotes Canada's MuchMusic.

2013

Twitter launches six-second looping-video app Vine in January.