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December 27: Boxxy and Finland Do Not Exist


In meme culture, there’ve been a couple of users who’ve successfully broken the internet over the last few decades. The YouTuber Boxxy is definitely one of them, exploding onto 4chan back in 2008. Another man who also broke the internet is Anthony Adams, merely for rubbing his hands together and licking his lips in a classic meme. It’s a devious little gesture, similar to the hoax that “Finland Does Not Exist,” which isn’t true, but many believed it back in 2014 or at least memed it.
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Boxxy: A Mystery Girl Inspires Mass Hysteria

In 2008, a video of an e-girl talking in the most abrasive, internet cadence was posted to YouTube. Her name was Boxxy, and it would only be revealed later on that she was a character created by a YouTuber Catie Wayne. Wayne’s video was soon posted to I-Am-Bored where it received a cult following across 4chan. The race to find Boxxy was on, with the character’s YouTube channel suddenly becoming the most subscribed channel of the month. Read more.
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Anthony Adams Rubbing Hands: The Perfect Reaction Image Does Exist

When professional football player Anthony Adams first rubbed his hands together, he must have known it was too perfect not to exploit. Dressed in a yellow jacket, peeking from behind a tree, rubbing his hands and licking his lips, the photograph quickly gained popularity online as a reaction image after he uploaded it to Twitter in 2017, becoming a well-known meme for years to come. Read more.
 
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Finland Does Not Exist: Believe It Or Not

If you think “Finland Does Not Exist,” chances are you were duped back in 2014 when an Ask Reddit thread went viral, relaying a Redditor’s account of his childhood battle with his parents over the Nordic state’s existence. It quickly devolved into ironic memes across the platform and the internet where users played into the lie. Read more.
 
 
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