Test Your Knowledge: Weird Internet Meme Quiz

By: Nathan Chandler

Test Your Knowledge: Weird Internet Meme Quiz
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Memes are cultural touchstones that these days spread mostly online. How much do you know about these odd memes?
What time is it?
bikini and beaches time
peanut butter and jelly time
The singing banana is ubiquitous…and pretty weird.
kitten and puppy time

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The "Miami Zombie" was supposedly under the influence of what substance?
bath salts
The man was eating another person when he was shot and killed by police; then he became an online sensation.
PCP
crack cocaine

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Which animal is known for "crashing" many pictures since 2009?
elephant
squirrel
Crasher Squirrel has photobombed millions of images since a National Geographic contest in 2009.
fox

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What is Linda Glocke going to destroy?
Hitler
Iran
ISIS
And soon, her name became synonymous with anything that anyone thought should be destroyed.

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What nationality is the Standing Cat named Rocky?
English
French
No one knows what that cat is looking at, but he is freakishly human when he stands on his hind legs.
Spanish

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Where did the "picture unrelated" phenomenon begin?
4chan
Users were sometimes required to upload pictures for every post … leading to people uploading anything and everything unrelated to the topic at hand.
Reddit
Fark

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"They're eating her!" is a line from which movie?
Troll 2
"And then they're going to eat me, too!"
Xanadu
Island

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Which cat is watching you, always?
wall cat
ceiling cat
Peering from a hole in the drywall, Ceiling Cat sees all.
floor cat

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While shouting "Here come dat boi," what is the frog riding?
a unicycle
This one is so weird it tends to confuse even people who spread it around the Internet.
a duck
a unicorn

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According to one meme, you're supposed to put what substance on your nipples in order to get high?
bacon
toothpaste
And that's how "toothpasting" became a thing.
maple syrup

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Where can you get "free candy"?
a van
The phrase "free candy" was spray-painted on a real-world van and became a funny (and creepy) meme.
a hotel
a spa

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On which site did Tron Guy first appear?
Reddit
Slashdot
His homemade Tron costume instantly grabbed the attention of geek lovers everywhere.
Ars Technica

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Why can't we stop here?
"We took too many drugs."
"This is bat country."
It's a famous line from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."
"They'll kill us all."

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What might Winnebago Man really need?
more money
a recreational vehicle
anger management classes
His obscene (and oddly disturbing) rants have become the stuff of Internet legend.

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What sort of cartoon animal most frequently appears in the Dolan memes?
duck
And he has odd issues with sex and murder.
dog
rabbit

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Who answered a question about a map?
Miss South Carolina
Her stream of consciousness pageant answer has been viewed tens of millions of times.
Miss Alabama
Miss Utah

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Billy Herrington is best known for doing what in his video of dubious quality?
erotic typing
erotic wrestling
He's even been animated into a forest-saving conservationist.
erotic cooking

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One meme always features people in white masks as an homage to which group?
clowns
Anonymous
Anonymous isn't just a meme; it's a collective that sometimes carries out "hacktivist" raids on groups they dislike.
KKK

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A viral Kickstarter campaign resulted in a meme about recipes for what dish?
potato salad
A $10 Kickstarter turned into more than $50,000 and a place in weird meme history.
kolache
shark fin soup

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What sort of animal was blown up with explosives in Miami in 1970?
whale
The blast sends whale parts flying for hundreds of yards and into the hearts of pyromaniacs the world over.
Great White shark
sea lion

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Which font is ridiculed endlessly?
arial
times new roman
comic sans
And thanks to many memes, some of which are truly strange, the message is spreading.

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In one weird meme, Gandhi is always obsessed with what?
eyeglasses
sheep
nuclear weapons
It started with a video game bug and morphed into a strange meme with a history spanning many years.

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Why is one man closing the curtains on his house?
The outside world distracts him from his computer.
In the cartoon series, he shuts the curtains and turns back to his computer, no matter what's happening outside.
He is terrified of people.
He is a vampire.

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A song called "All This Love" turned into a meme featuring which world leader hanging out with a rainbow?
Stalin
They were saying "rainbow stylin'" but "rainbow Stalin" is much weirder.
Lenin
Yeltsin

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Which TV show gave rise to the bizarre trend of people dressing up in green lycra suits?
"Game of Thrones"
"Orange is the New Black"
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
For a decade now, this meme has generated weird nightmares for a lot of people.

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"Griefing" refers to what act?
posting videos of funerals
annoying other players in online games
These weird people get joy from harassing other players in multiplayer games.
crying in YouTube videos

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What is Polybius?
an experimental drug
a fictional arcade game
Playing the game supposedly helps the government control your mind and could lead to a mental breakdown.
a made-up religion

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In what year did the word "cringeworthy" really come to light?
1999
1972
The word itself isn't weird but the concept is often applied to some exceedingly weird human behaviors.
2009

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What sort of animal is "drinking out of cups"?
bird
kangaroo
lizard
And yes, the video will give you the creeps.

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Where is the cat on the keyboard?
in Paris
in space
This one peaked in the mid-2000s but still rears its furry head from time to time.
in an oven

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You Got:
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