Utah couple Internet celebs because of Idaho?

Utah couple Internet celebs because of Idaho?

Utah couple Internet celebs because of Idaho?

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by Matt Standal

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Posted on March 23, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 3 at 9:41 PM

BOISE -- Travis and Chelsea Chambers might by the only YouTube celebrities from Logan, Utah. 

Yet, thanks to a simple math problem that has to do with Boise, ID, the couple is now world-famous.

The YouTube video in question is titled "The real meaning of MPH - The Original" and has been viewed over 3 million times since Chambers posted it in December. 

What's more, all those views and shares have prompted national attention from big name blogs and TV shows like Tosh.O.  The couple has even appeared on Good Morning America to explain their wacky antics. 

But how much credit should the Boise community take for all this publicity?

According to the video's explanation, the couple was traveling to Boise to visit Chelsea's family when the unique video was made.  Call it a stretch, but without Boise, there would be no road trip and likely no viral video.

Here's a breakdown of the video:

Travis Chambers begins -- "Alright, we're traveling from Logan to Boise and I just proposed a math question to my beautiful wife, Chelsea."

The question Chambers asks should be pretty simple, "If you are traveling 80 miles per hour, how long does it take you to go 80 miles?" he asks.

Travis' attractive blonde wife, Chelsea, tries to answer the question but appears very confused.

At first, Chelsea decides to compare the car's speed to her running ability.  "Well, If I run a mile in about 9 minutes..." she begins, then stops, looking even more confused.

"What about the tire turning thing?" Travis asks her with a smile.

"Guess-timating that it turns about 400 times in a mile," Chelsea replies quickly.

Travis laughs and asks her what the term 'guess-timating' means. 

Chelsea's baffling explanation continues for almost four minutes. 

 

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