9 Famous Internet Memes and How They Originated

Mubashir Usmani
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9 Famous Internet Memes and How They Originated

9. One does not simply walk into Mordor.

This epic meme has its origin in the Oscar winning movie – Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the ring that has the character of Boromir discussing how it is next to impossible to enter the realm of Mordor without getting killed.


8. Overly Attached Girlfriend

Everyone can relate to this one, boy or girl. This one has it’s root back to a Youtube Fan video uploaded by wzr0713 when she uploaded a webcam video titled “JB Fanvideo” which had her performing a parody of the Justin Bieber track “Boyfriend”


7. That Escalated Quickly

If you are a Will Ferrell fan, you probably must be knowing this one. The dialogue was heard in the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy where he and his co-anchors discuss their previous encounter of a violent midday brawl.


6. Neil DeGrass’ Reaction

So how would you react if someone told you that Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus before he turned 26. That’s exactly what Neil DeGrass’ is reacting to.


5. You Don’t Say

This iconic image is actually Nicolas Cage from the 1988 movie Vampire’s Kiss. This facial expression is now used to emote when people state the obvious.


4. Are you serious?

This is the expression captured of David Silverman while on Fox News debating the existence of God.


3. Bitch Please!

This one has its roots from the Eastern part of the world and captures the athlete Yao Ming’s reaction when one of his teammate leaves in the middle of a live telecast interview.


2. Grumpy Cat

The original grumpy cat pictures were posted on reddit. The post instantly got picked up due to the unique reaction given by the cat and was met with thousand of photoshopped renditions which made the cat ever famous.


1. Not Bad

When President Barack Obama visited the Queen of England in the Buckhingham Palace, a very strange reaction was given out by the president to the media looking a bit startled. This photo went on to be the “Picture of the Day” by Telegraph.


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