The year of 2016 has seen MANY memes come and go.
January: Bernie or Hillary
February: Damn Daniel
While Damn Daniel feels like it happened about six years ago, it really only happened in February. But as fast as our beloved Daniel came onto the scene, he was gone. After a spot on Ellen, a year's supply of Vans, and a short but sweet run as a nice, wholesome meme, Damn Daniel fizzled out into nothing but a beautiful memory.
March: Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer
March was the month when the internet accused presidential candidate Ted Cruz of being the Zodiac Killer, a serial murderer from the '60s and '70s. While the accusation didn't really make any sense, and the meme didn't last for too long, the Zodiac Killer is still at large, so you make the call.
April: Confused Mr. Krabs
May: Dat Boi
Dat Boi muttered "o shit waddup!!" first in April on Tumblr, before cycling out into more mainstream social media. Peak Google searches for Dat Boi were in May, which was when a bunch of memes about the animated frog riding a unicycle popped up all over Instagram and Twitter.
June: Caveman SpongeBob/SpongeGar
July: Harambe (The Gorilla Who Died)
If you don’t know who Harambe is you mustn't have had access to the internet, or been on Earth in 2016. After Harambe's demise, Google searches for him had spiked a little, but it wasn’t really until July that interest steadily increased. With this increased interest came an influx of memes, merch, and even a bunch of election votes.
August: Arthur's clenched fist
September: Name a more iconic duo
October: Bone app the teeth
November: Biden and Obama/Evil Kermit
December: Me at the beginning vs. me at the end of 2016
Bernie or HillaryVia obviousplant.comDamn DanielTed Cruz is the Zodiac KillerVia Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images / commons.wikimedia.orgConfused Mr. KrabsVia NickelodeonDat BoiVia knowyourmeme.comCaveman SpongeBobVia NickelodeonHarambeVia Handout / ReutersArthur's fistVia PBSName a more iconic duoBone app the teethBiden and ObamaEvil KermitVia Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesMe at the beginning vs. me at the end of 2016NoneVia
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