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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.


It was funny then, but dancing digital baby is kinda creepy now with the antiquated CG rendering.



Gary Brolsma lip-synching and dancing to "Dragostea din tei" by a Romanian pop group predates Carpool Karaoke by another lifetime.



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.

Remember this shady gem?




Some users dug deep and unearthed a memory from Tumblr.



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.



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.



Then there was that internet shock site that really stretched people's imagination.



"The Milk and Cereal" duo lip dub will remind you of the existence of Apple Cinnamon Cheerios.



Ahh, a classic.

Update, Harry's finger is still intact after the tyke attack 12 years ago.


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?

Christmas is upon us. It's time to get those Christmas present lists together.

So... who has been naughty and who has been nice?

Who is getting diamonds and who is getting coal? Yuck, coal. Is that even a thing anymore? Who even started that idea?

There has to be some funnier or more "for the times" type of "you've been naughty" stocking stuffer.

I feel like the statement coal used to make is kind of last century at this point.

Apparently I'm not alone in this thinking.

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I admit, I love my stuffed animals. They're the best.

Some of them have been with me for years and I have them proudly displayed in different spots around my apartment. And when I've packed them for a move, I've done so with all the tender loving care I can muster.

What is it about them that stirs up these feelings?

Believe it or not, it's quite possible to form emotional attachments to inanimate objects!

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They say your 30's hits different, like one day you're young a hopeful and the next day you're just WAY too old for this.

What is the "this" you're suddenly too old for?

No idea. It's different for everyone, but make no mistake, it'll happen to you too.

Maybe it already has?

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Do all mothers go to the say mom school or something? Because they seem to share the same advice or go on the same platitudes, don't they?

Here's an idea.

Maybe they're just older, have more experience, and are trying to keep us from being dumbasses in public. At least, that's what I think.

I'm definitely grateful for my mother's advice—it's saved me more than once—and it seems many out there are too. And they all seem to have heard the same things from their mothers, too.

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