The internet is still only in it’s infancy as a medium of communication, and it’s when you actually look back at these trends that you realise how strange a place it really is! Strange, but seriously funny! Here is the 10 funniest trends that the internet has ever helped create! How many of these do you remember?
1. Crasher Squirrel
Maybe the origin of the photobomb? It’s by far the best and most original photobomb I’ve seen in a long time anyway! “Crasher Squirrel” came from a photo taken by a married couple. They set up their camera to take a picturesque photo of them with the lake in the background, when a curious little ground squirrel popped up into the frame. That was in 2009, and “crasher squirrel” went viral! I wonder if he knows that he’s internet famous?
2. Chocolate Rain
Everybody remembers Chocolate Rain! It was just phenomenal. Everything from this guy’s voice, to his appearance and his child-like wonder. Forget about the lyrics of the song, or the unintentionally funny recording, you just could not take your eyes off of him. Chocolate Rain provided me with hours of laughing, and we still watch it every now and again for a quick pick-me-up!
3. Overly-Attached Girlfriend
Laina Morris originally posted a parody of Justin Bieber’s “Girlfriend” song where she twisted the lyrics to fit an overly-attached or creepy girlfriend. The song went viral, people loved it, memes of Laina’s face were skyrocketing and now she is one of the most recognisable faces on the web.
Commonly referred to as the Russian rickroll, “Trololo” was used to troll people on the internet in the same way as Rick Astley’s beloved 80s hit single! Only, Trololo was much more outlandish and strange!
Rickrolling is the internet phenomenon which involves tricking viewers into thinking they're watching something amazing, then doing a complete 180 and punking them with Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”
6. Dog Shaming
Dog shaming originated on Tumblr and ignited a new internet phenomenon where sad and confused-looking dogs are photographed with signs explaining what antics they recently got up to. You can’t help but laugh, and feel a little heartbreak for these adorable pups!
7. 2 Girls 1 Cup
2 Girls 1 Cup almost instantly became an overnight phenomenon. Everybody knows what it is at this stage but the viral trend wasn’t due to the video itself, it was more to do with recording peoples’ reactions when they saw it for the first time. That’s where the real punchline came! This poor grandmother’s reaction says it all!
8. Auto-tune the News by Songify This – “Bed Intruder Song.”
So simple yet so catchy! Autotuning ignited in the early 2000s and has since been used to parody almost every viral internet video! Songify This did it with such class and comedic effect with their Bed Intruder Song!
For cat and animal lovers everywhere, LOLCats combined felines with misspelled phrases such as “I Can Has Cheezburger?”
10. Chat Roulette
Chat Roulette is just one of those crazy inventions, made possible by the internet. Just click chat and you can connect with anyone around the world who is online in a kind of internet-lottery. Chat Roulette parodies and pranks became huge for viral content, with a version of Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” being the latest to grab the world by storm!
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