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21 Of The Most Ridiculous Things That Happened On The Internet In 2007

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While it may seem like everybody and their mother has a YouTube channel nowadays, in 2007 it was a completely different video landscape. When videos went viral in 2007 they were usually sent via chain email and you prayed the link didn't give your computer a virus.

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You may not have known this, but some of the most iconic YouTube videos came from 2007. Don't believe me? Here are 21 viral videos that have now been around for a decade.

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1. Otters holding hands

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This video of two otters from the Vancouver Aquarium taught us that otters hold hands while they sleep, and it melted all of our hearts.

2. Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise

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This song is going to be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. I apologize.

3. Dramatic Chipmunk

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With over 46 million views on YouTube, is there anyone who hasn't seen this clip yet?

4. Leave Britney Alone

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2007 was a rough year for Britney Spears, but luckily she had loyal fans like this who loved her enough to make a video defending her.

5. Chocolate Rain

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This video has over 113 million views, half of which probably came from me. What can I say? This song is my jam.

6. Inmate "Thriller" Dance

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I'm pretty sure this video was playing on every news channel for a week.

7. Daft Hands

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No song could get stuck in your head much like Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" and I can only imagine how long it took to make this video in one take.

8. iPod Nano Ad — Feist 1234

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Speaking of songs getting stuck in your head, you loved this commercial until you heard this song LITERALLY everywhere you went.

9. IDK My BFF Jill

2007 was such an amazing year for commercials, but Cingular's ad featuring the iconic "IDK, my BFF Jill" line is still one of the greatest comebacks of all time.
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2007 was such an amazing year for commercials, but Cingular's ad featuring the iconic "IDK, my BFF Jill" line is still one of the greatest comebacks of all time.

10. Shoes

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This video taught all of us the struggles of searching for the perfect pair of shoes.

11. Will It Blend?

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Anyone else spend hours on end watching all the Will It Blend videos?

12. Miss Teen South Carolina Answers a Question

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The Miss America and Miss Teen USA pageants have given us a lot of cringeworthy moments throughout the years, but Miss South Carolina's map answer is definitely a hard one to watch.

13. Charlie Bit My Finger

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The only downside to this video was having to hear all of your friends try to do a British accent after they watched it.

14. The Landlord

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Funny or Die actually started in 2007, and The Landlord featuring Will Ferrell and a foul-mouthed toddler was one of their first viral hits.

15. What What (In the Butt)

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Contrary to popular belief, South Park did not invent this song. This is the music video that started it all.

16. I Don't Like You, Mommy

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It's hard to believe that it's already been 10 years since this kid laid it all out for his mom, but here we are.

17. Where's the ChapStick?

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I'm still waiting for her mixtape to drop, but in the meantime I'll just rewatch this video until I die.

18. Keyboard Cat

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This video is iconic, and while it may have launched a thousand *ahem* copycat videos, there will only be one true keyboard cat.

19. Zombie Kid Likes Turtles

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Zombie kid taught us to follow our hearts and to never be ashamed of what we like.

20. The Gummy Bear Song

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Surprise, bitch. I bet you thought you'd seen the last of this video in 2007.

21. Bon Qui Qui at King Burger

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This sketch from the late great Mad TV was one of the most heavily quoted videos throughout 2007. Long live Bon Qui Qui.

What did I tell you? YouTube in 2007 was totally and completely lit.

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2007 Week is a week of content that celebrates the iconic music hits, tabloid-fixture stars, crazy movie & TV moments, ~trendy styles~, and much more that made the year SO important for pop culture. Take a step back in time and check out more great 2007 content here. It's what Lindsay Lohan would want!

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