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35 Reminders Of What Life Was Like 5 Years Ago

Remember when you put a border and a bad filter on that Insta of you "Tebowing"?

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1. Kim Kardashian married and then separated from Kris Humphries (after 72 days of marriage).

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2. Jay Z and Kanye West dropped Watch the Throne.

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3. Speaking of thrones, it was also when Season 1 of Game of Thrones first aired.

And everyone began saying "Winter is coming."

And everyone began saying "Winter is coming."

4. Everyone went crazy for the Missoni for Target...


...and Versace for H&M collabs.

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5. Justin Bieber still had his signature bangs. He also released his concert film, Never Say Never.

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6. The Biebs also lost the Best New Artist Grammy to Esperanza Spalding — whom the Beliebers immediately targeted online.

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But Justin was among good company; Drake, Florence + the Machine, and Mumford & Sons also lost to Esperanza for Best New Artist.

7. Prince William married Kate Middleton...but all people seemed to talk about was his sister-in-law Pippa's bum.

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8. The Muppets made their big comeback with The Muppets movie.


9. Instagram was still a brand-new app and they had just allowed users to insert hashtags.

It was also the year we also used really bad filters and borders on all our Instas!

It was also the year we also used really bad filters and borders on all our Instas!

10. Tebowing in photos was a thing...
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11. was Planking.

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12. Katy Perry and Russell Brand separated after 14 months of marriage.

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13. Amy Winehouse tragically died at the age of 27.

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14. Charlie Sheen was fired from his TV series, Two and a Half Men, and then almost immediately launched his My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not An Option Tour.

He also gave a series of bizarre interviews where he made "winning" and "tiger blood" a thing.
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He also gave a series of bizarre interviews where he made "winning" and "tiger blood" a thing.

15. We got also our very first peek at The Hunger Games when the teaser trailer dropped.

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16. Everybody shared the "Hipster Ariel" meme...

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17. ...and the Nyan Cat video.


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18. The final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, was the biggest movie of the year.

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Lots of tears.

19. While Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 were among the top five grossing movies of the year.

20. Everybody was talking about The Artist (well mainly about Uggie the dog)...

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He stole the film!

21. ...and Bridesmaids.

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22. X-Men First Class, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Thor were all released.

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All setting up their respective franchises.

23. The Oprah Winfrey Show ended its 25 year run.

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24. James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the Oscars.

Yeah, I think we can all agree to forget about that.
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Yeah, I think we can all agree to forget about that.

25. The Nintendo 3DS was released — giving people everywhere headaches while playing it.

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26. Adele's "Rolling In the Deep" was the biggest song of the year.


And her album 21 was the biggest-selling album of the year!

27. While “Party Anthem” by LMFAO, “On the Floor” by J.Lo and Pitbull, and “Firework” by Katy Perry got everyone on the dance floor.

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28. Miley Cyrus hung up her wig and ended Hannah Montana.

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29. Rebecca Black's "Friday" was probably the most divisive song of the year.

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30. Apple released its iPhone 4s, and for the first time you could get it with the white case.

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31. Jim Carrey creepily professed his love for Emma Stone.

32. Osama bin Laden was found and killed in Pakistan.

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33. Watson the computer beat two reigning champions — Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter — on Jeopardy.

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34. The Occupy Wall Street movement started.

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35. And finally, Beyoncé surprised everyone by announcing she was pregnant at the MTV VMAs.

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