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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"?

    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.

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    And everyone began saying "Winter is coming."

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

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    ...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.

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

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    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. ...as 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.

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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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    ❤️ u Nyan Cat!!!

    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.

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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.

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    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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