Complex – 100 Greatest Internet Memes of All Time

By - June 11th, 2012

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A modern derivative of the Greek word “mimema” or “something imitated”, the term “memes” was in fact stated by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his book The Selfish Gene, in which he argued the concept of “gene-centered viewpoint of evolution”. And while Dawkins coined the term in 1976, the concept of “memes” existed decades even centuries before contemporary times, thanks to the advent of Internet and similar communication tool, “memes” are now common occurrences in our modern lives. Recently, editors at Complex formulated a listing of the best memes they found over the Internet. Evident of just how many memes are out there, they soon reached 100 of the top ones, from the disturbing “Leave Britney Alone!” YouTube confessional by Chris Crocker, the global phenomenon of Mentos and Diet Coke, to the one hit wonder of “Friday” by Rebecca Black and of course one of the most famous memes, “The Rickroll”. See if your favorite memes made it to Complex’s list here.

#90 – Planking
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#76 – Lazy Sunday

#70 – Will It Blend?
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#32 – The Rickroll

#26 – Rebecca Black “Friday”
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