15 Real Life People Behind Your Favorite Internet Memes

Dec 29, 2015 at 1:09 pm |
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Puts One Picture Online. Becomes Viral Meme.

Even if you don’t know what a meme is by name, you’ve seen the cleverly designed pictures with short phrases on them all around the internet, most likely on a daily basis.

Defined by Merriam-Webster as “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture,” memes are an internet phenomena that spread in popularity throughout the 2000s before rising to ubiquity in the past few years.

The gold standard of today’s pop culture, memes are everywhere, and we know the faces in them as well as our own friends. But how well do you know the stories behind these memes really?

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Source: Twitter @PelicanBomb

From Reddit to pure chance, start the slideshow below to learn some of the incredible true stories behind your favorite internet memes, and then SHARE the knowledge!

 

Turns out Bad Luck Brian isn’t so unlucky after all…

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