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Know Your Meme is a website dedicated to documenting Internet phenomena: viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, web celebs and more.

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Antoine Dodson

July 29th, 2013 2:00 PM

Three years ago today, Huntsville, Alabama resident Antoine Dodson stood in front of a local news camera crew to send a message against a mysterious home intruder, little knowing he would become the first of many autotuned local news celebrities.

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London 2012 Summer Olympics

July 27th, 2013 8:40 PM

Living up to its media hype as the first “Social Olympics,” last year’s London olympics spawned at least nine internet memes over the course of a little over two weeks.

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PTSD Clarinet Boy

July 17th, 2013 10:30 AM

Four years ago today, the single topic blog Awkward Family Photos shared a double exposure portrait of young redheaded clarinet player. Several months later, it was used in this advice animal, offering messages of war-induced post traumatic stress disorder.

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New York City Cryptic Subway Code

July 11th, 2013 2:00 PM

A year ago today, a cryptic code allegedly passed on from a stranger in the NYC subway surfaced on the front page of Reddit, prompting an epic crowdsourced investigation on /r/cryptography as well as in the streets of New York City.

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Playing Dead

July 2nd, 2013 3:30 PM

It’s hot outside. You are stuck at home and you’ve had enough Internet for the day. Need a new pastime?
Stop, drop and play dead.

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