Do you know the origin of a word “meme“? Are you familiar with the memes that surfaced on the web over the years? It turns out people documented it all on a time line starting since the inception of the internet and running till now. I’ll show you some of the videos of my favorite memes, and you can find out more on the website with a time line.

Also I invite you to watch TED Talk by Dan Dennett about evolution, religion, memes, and secret of happiness.

Where the Hell is Matt are fascinating videos of a person dancing around the world. Over the years he visited many countries. This is the latest 2008 footage.

Evolution of Dance was viewed almost 100 000 000 times on YouTube.

Trailer for the film 300 – PG Edition 😛

Caramelldansen

Leroy Jenkins

Free Hugs

Dan Dennett, a philosopher and cognitive scientist, talks about evolution, religion, memes, and secret of happiness.

Sources:

TED Page with the video of the talk (TED)
Internet Memes Timeline (Dipity)
Internet Memes Time Line Goes Viral (Wired)

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