Every 60 Seconds in Africa a Minute Passes

Every 60 Seconds in Africa a Minute Passes

Updated Sep 27, 2020 at 03:28AM EDT by shevyrolet.

Added Aug 01, 2019 at 04:22PM EDT by Don.

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About

"Every 60 Seconds in Africa a Minute Passes" is a joke expression parodying distressing factoids about frequent occurrences that take place in the continent of Africa.

Origin

While it may have existed offline, the earliest known usage of the joke on the internet was posted to Twitter on April 25th, 2009 by Twitter [1] user @raphaelbek (shown below). They wrote, "every 60 seconds a minute passes in Africa. DO SOMETHING!"


Raphael @raphaelbek every 60 seconds a minute passes in Africa. DO SOMETHING! 10:28 AM Apr 25, 2009 Twitter Web Client

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Three years later, Twitter[2] user @tejucole tweeted the joke. The post received more than 3,200 retweets and 900 likes in seven years (shown below).


Teju Cole @tejucole Every 60 seconds in Africa, a minute passes. We can put a stop to this. Please retweet. 8:17 AM May 9, 2012 Twitter Web Client

On August 21st, 2012, 9GAG [3] posted an image macro using the joke as the caption. The post received more than 270 points (shown below, left).

On May 25th, 2014, YouTuber Big Man Tyrone uploaded a video titled "Jamal Says "Every 60 Seconds In Africa, A Minute Passes," in which he repeats the expression (shown below). Within five years, the video accumulated upwards of 3.5 million views and 9,400 (shown below, right).


Every 60 seconds in Africa a minute passes VIA 9GAG.COM

On July 22nd, 2019, Redditor africa_mans [4] posted a screen capture from the Big Man Tyrone video with the Skyrim Skill Tree reaction "Intelligence 100." The post received more than 26,000 points (95% upvoted) and 175 comments in less than one month (shown below).


hello my name is Jamar every 60 seconds in Africa a minute passes Intelligence 100

Various Examples


Teacher: Why don't you start your presentation on Africa Me: "unprepared Every sixty seconds in Africa, a minute pases Together we can stop this. EVERY 60 SECONDS IN AFRICA ONE MINUTE PASSES EVERY 60 SECONDS IN AFRICA A MINUTE PASSES imgflip.com
Every 60 seconds in Africa Aminute passes Donate today to raise awareness in African timerg EVERY 60 SECONDS IN AFRICA A MINUTE PASSES quickmeme.com Every 60 seconds in Africa... eMare A minute passes quickmeme.com

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External References

[1] Twitter – @raphaelbek's Tweet

[2] Twitter – @tejucole's Tweet

[3] 9GAG – Every 60 Seconds

[4] Reddit – /r/memes

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