These days, the frequency of viral videos popping up on your newsfeed is happening at such an alarming rate that today's biggest sensation becomes yesterday's old news.
Some are sad, some are shocking and some are just downright hysterical that you're obligated to share these entertaining clips with your friends.
We're suckers for perpetuating a hype and we don't care.
But do you ever think back on what your very first viral video discovery was? Could you even remember?
That is a challenge posed by one Twitter user and what resulted was a nostalgic trip into the past and a renewed appreciation for HD video quality.
Ella Mielniczenko asked:
"What is the first viral video or post or photo that you remember?"
And a flood of responses came in with some familiar posts, making us feel old.
What is the first viral video or post or photo that you remember?— Ella Mielniczenko (@Ella Mielniczenko)1553792117.0
It was funny then, but dancing digital baby is kinda creepy now with the antiquated CG rendering.
@scotthoying @heyyyella THIS https://t.co/oqempTEu55— pam 22 | 80 (@pam 22 | 80)1553792985.0
@ptxari @scotthoying @heyyyella That thing is scary af— Susan Marie ☮ (@Susan Marie ☮)1553830569.0
Gary Brolsma lip-synching and dancing to "Dragostea din tei" by a Romanian pop group predates Carpool Karaoke by another lifetime.
@heyyyella The Numa Numa guy https://t.co/oPgJZIK4C5— Myra V (@Myra V)1553815834.0
@myraveltkamp @heyyyella This unlocked the deepest parts of my brain omg— Kayla Bailey (@Kayla Bailey)1553837304.0
2004's Numa Numa video received two million hits on Newgrounds.com in its first three months, a statistic that was considered to be "staggering" in 2015.
@myraveltkamp @heyyyella For anyone wanting a classic version of this amazing song, legend, and video that made You… https://t.co/LP0K3fP2VZ— PastTheCloudsWe’llFindTheStars (@PastTheCloudsWe’llFindTheStars)1553833430.0
Remember this shady gem?
@heyyyella eBaums world - that penguin pushing the other penguin & the Japanese Tuna commercial! https://t.co/p6QLHhAQRN— ♡𝙅𝙤𝙖𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙣 𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙙 ♡ (@♡𝙅𝙤𝙖𝙦𝙪𝙞𝙣 𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙙 ♡)1553811368.0
@moldipeaches @heyyyella It makes me laugh every single time! 😂— Kevin Hugh (@Kevin Hugh)1553831322.0
Some users dug deep and unearthed a memory from Tumblr.
that post on tumblr that was like “leg so hot, hot hot leg, leg so hot u fry an egg” or the youtube video of that t… https://t.co/UIwH29VnCZ— lorigan 🦋 (@lorigan 🦋)1553821392.0
@lorigan_ It still gets a laugh out of me today 🤣 https://t.co/PZaZvycAKj— Jake (@Jake)1553826378.0
This guy was introduced to his first popular video on a CD-ROM, the read-only optical compact disc that can store data.
Even though CD-ROM's are a relic, some videos like the "Star Wars Kid" still holds up as one of the most LMAO moments.
It has to be the Star Wars kid video and it’s crazy to think about because this was in the early days of the intern… https://t.co/EbSSfhnWwv— Armin (@Armin)1553802725.0
@ArminMahram https://t.co/ddzAjeFm0e— GQ (@GQ)1553838430.0
Fans of 2002's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers are sure to remember this famous line uttered by Legolas (played by Orlando Bloom) that was repurposed for a dance track.
That "they're taking the Hobbits to Isengard" vid thanks to two guys in my class who were obsessed with it in grade… https://t.co/MfkMXmYYeo— hanzo’s hot girl summer (@hanzo’s hot girl summer)1553821056.0
They’re taking the hobbits to Isengard https://t.co/BvQZLJq9IV— Tom 🐴 (@Tom 🐴)1553831786.0
@rlycooldad FUCK I have to stop everything I’m doing and find that and watching that right tf now— ted (@ted)1553840466.0
Then there was that internet shock site that really stretched people's imagination.
@charleswj81 @StrandThatRISP wh what the FUCK https://t.co/CwADCIc3jv— hollis / #freechelseamanning (@hollis / #freechelseamanning)1553835599.0
@islandrazor @StrandThatRISP https://t.co/z79hrMIyE2— The Void (@The Void)1553834488.0
"The Milk and Cereal" duo lip dub will remind you of the existence of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios.
🎶 Milk and cereal (cereal, cereal) Milk and cereal (cereal and milk!) 🎶 ™ ™ ™ ebaumsworld https://t.co/yDP0H4Angz— lydiejo (@lydiejo)1553821040.0
@lydiejo Definitely still sing this everytime my kids ask for milk and cereal for breakfast #Alot #ISingItAlot— Kim Broadbent (@Kim Broadbent)1553860625.0
Ahh, a classic.
Update, Harry's finger is still intact after the tyke attack 12 years ago.
11-year-old 'Charlie Bit My Finger' video meme still gets close to 20,000 views a day on average. https://t.co/xIkNWdtelm— Champ (@Champ)1544414781.0
Check out this 2017 YouTube video celebrating the 10th anniversary of "Charlie Bit My Finger."
Charlie Bit My Finger 10 Year Anniversary www.youtube.com
Surprisingly, most of these videos and memes still hold up! And these internet celebs are forever immortalized thanks to our contributions by clicking, "share."
What's your first memory of a viral video?