Mike, better known online as Atomic Shrimp, is famous and known for being an English variety YouTube channel. His videos include scam-baiting, foraging, cooking, reviews, and an ongoing series, Weird Stuff in a Can, where the creator of this YouTube channel, Mike, purchases and reviews strange food stored in cans. His scambaiting series “OK” features him humorously replying to scam emails, similar to that of James Veitch and other famous scambaiters. The creator of Atomic Shrimp also reviews obvious scam items from sites like Wish, such as a 2TB flash drive. His scambaiting series is without a doubt the most popular series on his channel, but he has stated before that he has no interest in switching to exclusively scambaiting content, and will continue to make variety content.
Mike regularly posts videos on scams, mainly monetary scams. He takes pleasure in wasting the time of the scammers, often by answering humorously and prolonging the scamming process. The scambaiting part of his channel is his main source of views, due to the dry humor and successful annoyance of the scammers. On YouTube Mike has had a presence for more than 15 years. Atomic Shrimp joined this social media platform and created his channel back on November 11, 2008. As of April 2022, the YouTube channel of Atomic Shrimp has more than 848 thousand subscribers, on his channel there are about 975 uploaded videos and more than 127 million total number of views.
A quite interesting fact about the YouTube channel of Atomic Shrimp is that Mike encourages people, companies to not contact him about channel sponsorship or management or even more in order to tell about or offer doing paid/free product reviews or any other commercial collaboration or product placement or advertisement.
Mike’s interests include wild food, experimental cooking, assorted crafts, multimedia work, and deliberate. Mike mentions that he lives between Southampton and Portsmouth, that he is married, and he has two dogs. The wife of Atomic Shrimp, Mike, Jenny has occasionally featured on his cooking videos. Mike worked as an IT manager but left his job at the end of August 2020 to work exclusively on his channel.
Besides the YouTube channel Mike also has an Instagram account also called by his nickname “ The Atomic SHrimp”. On his account Mike posts everything connected to his interests, photos such as from nature, or beer, which in fact Mike adores, bugs that he photographs and rarely people also can see selfies of Mike himself. As of April 2022, Mike’s Instagram account has more than 5 thousand followers.