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Don't leave ur kids in car - YouTube

The video features Williams in his car on a hot summer day in Raleigh, North Carolina with the air off and the windows rolled up to see what it would feel like for children left in the car during the summer heat. During the video Williams urges parents to never leave their children in the car, highlighting how quickly it becomes dangerously hot even for a grown man. The video was inspired by recent reports of children dying of hyperthermia when left in a hot car, including the death of Georgia toddler Cooper Haris. In less than a month, the video gained over 1.2 million views.

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This video is the original in a new challenge called the Hot Car Challenge. Hot Car Challenge refers to a collection of YouTube videos which feature people sitting in their car without air conditioning with the windows rolled up on hot summer days. The videos were created to raise awareness about the danger of leaving small children and pets in the car on hot days.

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Challenge Accepted

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“Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.”
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“Challenge Accepted” is an expression used to indicate that the speaker is willing to attempt completing a difficult task. The phrase is often associated with a rage comic character illustrated as a stick figure with crossed arms and a smug facial expression. It's popular because it shows the person's determination as the meme is usually depicted as facing an impossible challenge. Follow the link above to learn more.

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4chan

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4chan is a simple image-based bulletin board where anyone can post comments and share images.
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4chan  is the most popular English-language imageboard community with over 700,000 posts per day made by roughly seven million daily visitors. The site consists of 56 topical imageboards that are sectioned into six major categories: Japanese Culture, Interests, Creative, Adult Content and Miscellaneous and Others. Has been cited as the site of origin for some of the most well-known Internet memes that emerged in the 2000s. 

Popular because of its no rules policy and its practice of having no user names thus making all users anonymous. Some users rely on this anonymity to engage in illegal activities. 

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reddit: the front page of the internet

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reddit: the front page of the internet
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Reddit is a social news aggregation website that ranks content based on a scoring system determined by user votes. Its users are often referred to as “Redditors”, and belong to what has been called “one of the most influential communities on the Internet.” The site has played a significant role in the spread and creation of Internet memes.

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After Ever After 2 - DISNEY PARODY - YouTube

GET THIS SONG ON ITUNES http://bit.ly/elsapocalypse Or Amazon. http://bit.ly/manmulan --------------------STALK ME-------------------- Facebook: https://face...
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In the second part of his After Ever After series, Youtuber Paint continues to examine the future of the Disney princesses. 

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World Cup Spirit

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#ThingsTimHowardCouldSave - Top 10 Tim Howard Memes! | Belgium 2-1 United States 2014 World Cup

SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/12gLHoR Football Daily is back with Top 10 Memes - and how could we not be after Tim Howard's incredible performance against Belgium! Check out the best tweets and...
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Compilation video showing the top ten things Tim Howard could save. Things Tim Howard Could Save is a photoshop meme based on cutout images of United States soccer team’s goalkeeper Tim Howard making super saves during the round-of-16 match against Belgium at the 2014 World Cup.
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TEENS REACT TO 90s INTERNET - YouTube

Internet Bonus Reactions: http://goo.gl/8klBJL SUBSCRIBE! New vids every Sun/Thu/Sat: http://goo.gl/aFu8C Watch all episodes of REACT http://goo.gl/4iDVa Wat...
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The popular youtubers, The Fine Bros, create reaction videos where kids, teens, youtubers, and elders respectively react to community suggested videos. In this episode teens react to an instructional video for the internet from the 90's.
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Kelli Jones's curator insight, December 2, 2014 2:20 AM

Although I didn't finish watching this entire video, I think that it does a great way in showing the evolution of popular culture. There is anything that screams "popular culture" quite like the internet. It is many peoples source for information, a form of communication, and a leisure activity. This video shows different teens reacting to how the internet was in the 90's. I think that this shows how much things can change but the popular culture is so over whelming that things keep improving and changing. 

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What is a Meme?

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A meme is "an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture."[2] A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures.

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Tumblr

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Post anything (from anywhere!), customize everything, and find and follow what you love. Create your own Tumblr blog today.
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Tumblr is a microblogging social network site founded by David Karp and Marco Arment. The interface allows users to post still images, animated GIFs, videos, links, quotes and other text. Members of the site can follow other Tumblr pages that can be viewed on their dashboard, and can “reblog” or “heart” other user’s posts. This site plays a significant role in the spread and creation of memes. 

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Potato Salad

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I'm making potato salad.
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Recently kickstarter user Zack Brown created a satirical kickstarter to raise money to make himself a potato salad.  Kickstarter is an online crowdfunding platform that facilitates grassroots fundraising campaigns for a wide range of creative projects, from indie films, music and print publications to journalism, video games and food-related projects. The original goal for the potato salad was ten dollars but has now raised $45,070. 

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After Ever After - DISNEY Parody - YouTube

GET THIS SONG ON ITUNES http://bit.ly/AEAitunes Or BANDCAMP http://joncozart.bandcamp.com/track/after-ever-after Or AMAZON http://amzn.to/16qpmtZ -----------...
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In case you missed it the first time around. Youtuber Paint gives his version of what would have realistically happened to the Disney princesses after their 'happily ever afters'.

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The Goat May Be the Next "It" Animal

The Goat May Be the Next "It" Animal | Popular Culture | Scoop.it
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With the recent increase of goats in popular culture after the viral video "I knew you were a goat when you walked in" parodying Taylor Swift's hit: "I knew you were trouble", the popular game: goat simulator, and now the gaming app: "Let it Goat", goats just maybe the next it animal. 

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