Cole at VidCon 2014
|Born||Louis John Cole
28 April 1983
|Known for||Food for Louis, Fun for Louis|
Louis John Cole (born 28 April 1983) is a British film-maker and YouTube personality from Surrey, England. His grandfather on his mothers side is Scottish. He is best known for posting a daily video blog on the channel "FunForLouis" which documents his life and travels adventuring all over the globe. Cole originally found fame through filming eating stunts on another channel, "FoodForLouis" but has since taken these videos down to focus on the positive message and trajectory of "FunForLouis" where he encourages viewers to "Peace out, enjoy life and live the adventure".
In 2007 Cole purchased and renovated a double-decker bus, equipping it as a mobile center to help homeless youth with music and videogame facilities. The Boombus project now receives funding from local council wards.
Food for Louis
Previously to "FunForLouis", Cole regularly posted videos in which he was seen to eat a range of unusual foods, including locusts, a raw heart, maggots, a frog corpse, ragworms, and scorpions on his first channel "Food for Louis". In 2012, Cole ate his live pet goldfish in one of his vlogs. Following the incident Cole said, "I don't want to inflict any pain on these animals, which is why I try to kill them instantly."
Cole started to post daily vlogs on to his channel 'FunForLouis' on December 31, 2012 with a video titled 'Pancakes and Bicycles | LA Trip Day 2' which can be found on his YouTube channel. He has released a total of 963 vlogs consecutively as of November 21, 2015. Through this, Cole has managed to gain a total of 1,626 116 subscribers as of November 23, 2015.
- Johnathan Stayton. "Louis is on the right route to help youth". Get Surrey. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
- Poppy Bradbury. "Boom Bus offers bored youngsters something to do". Ealing Gazette. Retrieved May 4, 2012.
- Thring, Oliver (17 April 2012). "The man who eats live animals". The Guardian blog (London). Retrieved 23 April 2012.
- Laura Hibbard (19 October 2011). "Louis Cole, Web Series Star, Eats Live Scorpion". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
- "RSPCA launch cruelty probe after man eats goldfish alive in shocking YouTube stunt". The Daily Mail. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
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