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The Most Viral Moments of 2019

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2019 was not one to disappoint in terms of crazy internet moments. As the year comes to a close, let’s recap the most talked-about viral moments we saw from this past year. 

The bottle cap challenge is picked up by celebrities 

In one of the more impressive viral social media challenges in recent years, the bottle cap challenge was eventually picked up by a whole slew of celebrities, making for some quality entertainment. 

Deadman pranks funeral-goers 

An Irish man who passed away wanted to play one last prank on his loved ones with a hilarious audio recording of him shouting “Let me out!” as his grave was being lowered into the grave.

Jennifer Anniston made Friends fans go wild 

The actress joined Instagram this year and posted a reunion photo alongside her Friends co-stars.

Kombucha girl 

When Brittant Tomlinson recorded herself trying kombucha for the first time and uploaded to TikTok, little did she know she would become an internet sensation. 

The Game of Thrones Starbucks Cup 

Game of Thrones fans were shocked when they noticed a Starbucks cup made it in a premiere of an episode from Season 8. Little did they know it would be just one of many controversies out of the final season of the show.

Old Town Road saw the fusion of country music and hip-hop

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus teamed up to release the biggest hit of 2019, Old Town Road, becoming certified Diamond. 

We fell in love Keanu Reeves 

Keanu Reeves has been in countless movies over the last 30 years, but this year is when the internet finally came to appreciate him for being a genuinely wholesome dude, earning himself the title of “The Internet’s Boyfriend.

People going crazy over the Popeyes chicken sandwich 

Popeyes has always been an okay place to grab some fried chicken, but when they released its new chicken sandwich, it became an overnight sensation, selling out and causing hour-long wait lines for a chance to snag one. 

An egg became the most liked photo on Instagram 

A boring stock photo of a brown egg became the top liked photo on Instagram with more than 53 million likes, beating out reality TV star Kylie Jenner.

The Area-51 Raid 

A joke Facebook event calling for people to storm Area-51 received national attention, with millions signing up for the event. 

Disney+ was announced 

Disney provided us the opportunity to relive many of our treasured childhood shows with the release of its streaming service, Disney+. 

Father has a seemingly deep conversation with his toddler 

Comedian DJ Pryor shared a video of him and his toddler son having what sounded like a perfect two-sided conversation. The perfect balance of funny and adorable.

Baby Yoda broke the internet

When Baby Yoda was revealed as a pivotal character in the Disney show The Mandalorian, the internet prompt lost its mind over it green adorableness. 

FaceApp showed us hyperrealistic images of ourselves as an elderly person 

Over 13 million people downloaded FaceApp and took to social media to show their followers how they might look 30 years down the road. 

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Strong ass old man face and upper body 😂😂😂😂

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Kylie Jenner sang “rise and shine” and it instantly became a meme

Kylie Jenner posted a video of her waking up her daughter by singing the phrase “rise and shine.” Of course, the internet latched onto it, creating a slew of remixes and memes. 

The 10-year challenge 

People participated in the 10-year challenge, posting a photo of themselves from 2009 and a picture from today. The purpose was to show the physical changes you experienced over the decade. 

People lost their collective minds over the “Cat’s” trailer 

When the “Cat’s” trailer was released in July, social media expressed how terrified they were of the unsettling looking cats in the preview. 

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