The quarantine is long overdue. It's not easy to get through these days, but on the positive side, boredom sharpens people's wits. Twitter is a breeding ground for wonderful nonsense (and endless worthless tweets), but sometimes pearls come out like the thread we have hunted from @ignasitf. Boredom and free time made this user dedicate himself to following the track of one of the most famous memes on the net . An investigation that paid off and that has inspired us to do the same with other great hits on the web.
Surely many of them sound familiar to you. Not surprisingly, memes have been swarming for years and fill your WhatsApp groups and Twitter threads. Are you joining us in our search for some of these humorous pills?
index of contents
- Magikarp Guy, the boy who made the LOL meme fashionable
- Chloe Face, the most famous smile on the Internet
- Vein Popping Guy, because putting up with gas isn't always a good idea
- Shiba, the Doge dog made meme
- Blinking, which is gerund
- Yao Ming's face
- Mama I swear I'm not high
- The bad luck boy meme
- Disaster Girl, the story behind the arson girl
- The most famous geek in the world
- Success Kid, the meme of success
Magikarp Guy, the boy who made the LOL meme fashionable
In December 2015, the talent show Australia's Got Talent released a promotional video for the show's 2016 season featuring a boy making exaggerated facial expressions while watching one of the contestants' performances. Known today as 'Magikarp Guy', the protagonist's real name is Josh Saunder .
In these days of confinement I have taken the opportunity to investigate something that has intrigued me for a long time: WHAT THE FUCK WAS THIS UNCLE SEEING TO REACT LIKE THIS? pic.twitter.com/BVMY6JSSeY
- Ignasi Taltavull (@ignasitf) March 27, 2020
The author of the meme affirms that his reaction was totally real and nothing agreed with the program , as we have learned thanks to a Twitter thread from Ignasi Taltavull (@ignasitf). Such was his reception on the Internet that Saunder was called to various programs in the country to grant interviews. The original performance, by the way, consisted of a magic trick performed by the magician Bodane Hatten.
Chloe Face, the most famous smile on the Internet
Probably one of the most iconic memes in meme culture. Its origin takes place in a video published through the YouTube channel Lily & Chloe.
In the video in question, the mother of the two sisters surprises the channel's protagonists by announcing her visit to Disneyland. While Lily, the older sister, maintains a surprised reaction, Chloe looks at the camera with the smile that years later has catapulted her to fame .
Today the original video has more than 19 million visits worldwide and was published in 2013. Currently the YouTube channel maintains a certain publication rate, although it is now managed by the two North American sisters.
Vein Popping Guy, because putting up with gas isn't always a good idea
Even better known is the meme of Michael McGee, a 15-year-old boy who in 2013 became famous through a photograph of himself posted on Twitter with the following message: "Trying to Hold a Fart Next to a Cute Girl in Class" , or what is the same, "Trying to hold a fart in class in front of a pretty girl" in Spanish.
The photograph in question was posted by one of his classmates, Matthew, on his personal Twitter account. Hours later, the image went through several of the best-known Internet portals, such as Reddit, 4chan and of course, Twitter. The case was reported by The Daily Dot in 2016. Unfortunately, the original post was removed shortly after it was posted , although we can access McGee's original profile on Twitter (@McGeezyyy).
Shiba, the Doge dog made meme
The most famous dog on the Internet. Such has been its impact on the meme culture that a cryptocurrency has even been created around its name, Dogecoin, with more projection than Bitcoin. Its significance originates from a publication by Atsuko Sato , the owner and mistress of the famous pet.
The image in question was posted on his Facebook profile along with other images of Shiba. Although the post dates from 2010, Shiba quickly went viral. In subsequent interviews, Sato claimed that the dog was adopted through a shelter in 2008 after being abandoned by its original owner . It is currently unknown if Shiba is still alive, although his age makes us think he is not.
Blinking, which is gerund
Faced with perplexity situations, white guy blinking memes, "white man blinking" in Spanish. This famous GIF originates from a live broadcast from the Giant Bonb website . Drew Scanlon is the protagonist. He is an audiovisual producer known for participating in the homonymous website.
The portal in question is a reputed American blog about video games. The reaction was captured during the broadcast of a gameplay on the channel of the video game portal. Apparently, the authors of the video decided to point the camera at their partner after seeing his reaction to what was being discussed among the participants of the broadcast. You can take a look at the reaction moment in the first seconds of the video that we will leave you next.
Yao Ming's face
Never has a basketball player become so famous on the Internet for a fact that escapes his sports skills. Yao Ming, the person in charge of one of the most famous memes of the network, gave a press conference in 2006 to give more details of the NBA playoffs that would take place days after the original interview. During the celebration of the event, the player had a fit of laughter that he could not contain and that would later end up being portrayed in the form of a meme, as we can see in the original video at minute 1:28.
Ming himself has joked in subsequent interviews about the repercussion of his face on the Internet. And no wonder, because it was a boom in meme culture at the time it went viral.
Mama I swear I'm not high
High Guy, the famous drugged boy meme that became popular in 2011, has its origins in the social network Reddit. Translated as "The stoned boy" or "The high school boy" in Spanish, the birth of this image is due to a publication by the user @randomdave on Reddit with the message "Being 10 is not always pretty . " In fact, the publication is still valid on the aforementioned social network, with millions of subscribers behind it.
Being at a  is not always pretty from trees
Apparently, the protagonist of the meme is Connor Sinclair, friend of the person in charge of the publication. A year later, in 2012, the same user published several photographs of his friend in a drunken state. Since then, the meme has been renamed "Stoner Guy." Currently its protagonist leads a normal life in the United Kingdom , his country of origin.
#QueRisaMeDa the "stoner Stanley" meme is the best !!!!! pic.twitter.com/5RsqHTCtbl
- Dígito Magaña (@Digito_Magana) September 4, 2019
The bad luck boy meme
Some have even come to believe that it is Bill Gates as a young man. Nothing is further from reality. Known as Bad luck, Brian, the protagonist of this meme is Kyle Craven , a well-known 30-year-old architect who currently lives in Ohio City.
Craven assures that the image was born from a joke to his high school teachers. Apparently, Kyle decided to adopt the appearance of a geek boy to take the picture of the yearbook. His teachers did not endorse the joke and forced him to change his clothes and appearance. The original message accompanying the photo read "Pass your driving test ... Receive your first traffic violation."
Currently its protagonist actively supports the dissemination of his memes. In fact, he tried to profit financially back in 2012 when his image became famous on the net . He finally decided to pursue his main profession, architect.
Disaster Girl, the story behind the arson girl
No, no, its protagonist is not an arsonist. Zoe Roth is responsible for the Disaster Girl meme , "Disaster Girl" in Spanish. The story behind this meme dates back to 2004.
Apparently, the image was captured by his father Dave during a fire drill in one of the homes in his neighborhood in the state of Carolina , however, it was not until 2008 that it became famous through a Buzzfeed publication.
Roth currently leads a normal life and claims to have no arson instincts . We can keep track of you through your personal Instagram account. His username is @zoeroth.View this post on Instagram
quien! want some lacroix! @lacroixwater #ulivelacroix #livelacroix #ad
A post shared by zoë! (@zoeroth) on Feb 29, 2020 at 9:26 am PST
The most famous geek in the world
If there is an icon of geek culture, it is Freak Meme. This curious image corresponds to Kimmo KM, the nickname that gives the character its name in different social networks and forums. Despite the fact that its origin is not exactly known, the Forocoches community managed to get in touch with the character in 2011 , as we can see in the following image.
In the original interview, Kimmo assures that the meme was born from a Finnish imageboard with the message “Ruma huora, en panisi” (“She is ugly, I would not have relations with her” in Spanish), although she admits that she does not know the origin of the image. Later, the image became famous on 4chan and similar websites. Her whereabouts on the Internet are currently unknown, as is her physical appearance.
Success Kid, the meme of success
The last meme on the list is Success Kid, "Successful child" if we turn to its translation in Spanish. Sammy Griner is the guy who stars in this meme. Her image became popular through a Facebook post on her mother's profile , Laney Griner. In 2017, Laney decided to post the same photo on her personal Instagram profile describing the photo's story.View this post on Instagram
The photo was taken 10 years ago tomorrow and the baby will be 11 in a month. Holy cow. #successkid
A post shared by Laney Griner (@laneymg) on Aug 25, 2017 at 1:30 pm PDT
It was taken no less than 14 years ago. Just a few weeks ago, the mother decided to post another photo with her son's current appearance . To this day, its protagonist does not have any profile on Twitter and Instagram.View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Laney Griner (@laneymg) on Feb 14, 2020 at 2:24 pm PST