When the biggest file-sharing site on the internet first came into existence, it was entirely in Swedish and boasted just a few hundred torrent files. But the very first of those, the one that started it all, was uploaded almost exactly 10 years ago and, shockingly enough, wasn't porn. It was a recipe book.
The now historic file, "Top Secret Recipe E-books," is actually a pretty fitting beginning for the controversial torrent site. Written by Todd Wilbur, the book is apparently an attempt to get otherwise secret and/or copyrighted recipes out to the public; Sonic's Cherry Limeade and the Seinfeld Soup Nazi's onion soup being just a few examples, as cited by The Daily Dot.
The Pirate Bay team hunted the file down at TorrentFreak's request, along with a few other of their oldest gems. As it turns out, Revolution OS (which we previously believed to be the first upload) is actually the third. So what came in second? What else—porn. [TorrentFreak via The Daily Dot]