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Updated on Sep 1, 2020. Posted on Dec 19, 2016

16 Memes That Will Turn 10 In 2017

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1. "I Like Turtles"

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In 2007, 10-year-old Jonathan Ware gave the interview of a lifetime.

2. "IDK, my BFF Jill?"

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Remember this AT&T commercial????

2007: Wow, 50 texts a day! That's crazy.

2017: I text my friends 50 times in one minute if they don't immediately respond to me.

3. "Leave Britney Alone"

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The interent's first glimpse at stan culture. (Chris Crocker's YouTube account was shut down in 2015 — the video link above is a reupload.)

4. "What What (In The Butt)"

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A legendary YouTube video about gay sex that stole the hearts of the internet.

5. Miss Teen USA South Carolina

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Caitlin Upton became an internet sensation when she responded to a question posed to her about geography and the education system.

6. "Crank That Soulja Boy" Dance

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In 2007, Soulja Boy shot a (now-deleted) instructional video in an empty pool and uploaded it YouTube. The dance accompanied his first single, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"

7. Charlie Bit Me

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In 2007, a tiny British baby bit slightly larger British baby. The internet went wild!

8. Dramatic Chipmunk (Yes, I know it's a prairie dog)

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Literally just a five-second video of a prairie dog dramatically turning its head. Was this 2007 video the first Vine?

9. "Don't Tase Me, Bro!"

Jarrett Baker / AP

In 2007, before you could angrily tweet at politicians, you had to do it in person!

10. Chocolate Rain

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Tay Zonday uploaded "Chocolate Rain" to YouTube on April 22, 2007. Since then, it's been remixed, auto-tuned, covered, and performed on TV.

11. Daft Hands

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"Daft Hands" was uploaded to YouTube in June 2007. Back in the day, if you wanted to get on Ellen, all you needed was a Sharpie and a lot of free time!

12. "My New Haircut"

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Remember that video every dude in your school was always quoting? Yeah, it was this one. (Original video was uploaded to YouTube in July of 2007 but was deleted in 2011. Video link above is a reupload.)

13. Disaster Girl

David Roth / JPG Magazine

David Roth's photo of his daughter, Zoe, gained notoriety in November of 2007 when it was submitted to JPG Magazine for a photo contest. David tells the origin story here on his blog.

14. Rickrolling

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Rickrolling was born in May 2007, when, according to legend, a 4Chan user posted a link to Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" music video in a video-game fan board. The user claimed it was a link to a sneak preview for the new GTA IV game. There is no evidence of this actually happening so, for now, Rickrolling's origin story will remain a beautiful internet fairytale.

15. Someecards

Someecards

Someecards took Facebook by storm when it launched in 2007. While its popularity has since decreased, your aunt probably still posts a someecards on her wall from time to time.

16. "Thriller" Prison Dance

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The video of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center inmates performing a choreographed dance in the style of Michael Jackson's music video "Thriller" was uploaded to YouTube on July 17, 2007.

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