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Modernity

V Sign

April 1st, 2013 1:32 PM

Once used by World War II-era politicians to celebrate victory, the iconic hand gesture has since evolved into a sign of peace for the hippies and a stereotype of Asian tourists.

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Antiquity

The Three Hares

April 1st, 2013 12:46 PM

This symbol featuring three rabbits chasing each other has been found in a variety of mediums since as early as the 6th century in cave temples in China.

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Antiquity

"Abracadabra"

April 1st, 2013 12:05 PM

First used by the Romans as an incantation to dispel diseases, this phrase has since evolved into one of the most iconic expressions used by stage magicians.

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Site News

Internet Meme Database Status: Offline

At approximately 9 a.m. (ET), Know Your Meme’s main tubular network systems were suddenly brought offline and as a result, the database is currently only capable of processing memes that were validated in time before the Internet as we know it, in time before the Internet meme was a thing. Click through for more details.

April 1st, 2013 9:09 AM

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Researching

NullCrew

March 31st, 2013 5:31 PM

Like Lulzsec, this hacktivist collective has been known to infiltrate websites of high-profile government agencies and multinational corporations since its emergence in July 2012.

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