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As We End The Year, Check Out These Viral Moments That Made An Impact On Us

This year the internet blessed us with endless memes, challenges and viral moments that we will cherish forever. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner and her “Rise and Shine” and Keke Palmer’s “Sorry to this man” were trolled furiously by meme-makers. From the bottle cap challenge to the ‘Storm Area 51’ event, we rounded up the best viral moments of the year for your enjoyment. You’re welcome.

The egg that got more likes than Kylie Jenner.

Kylie Jenner got de-throned. She no longer has the most “liked” photo on Instagram thanks to an egg stock photo. A boring stock photo of a brown egg on a white background scrambled its way to the top of Instagram, becoming the most liked post of all time with 53 million likes and counting, poaching the title from reality TV personality Kylie Jenner.

The bottle cap challenge showed how talented and precise some people can be.

This summer, UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway challenged singer John Mayer to the bottle cap challenge. In the challenge, the celebrities unscrewed a bottle cap halfway and then attempted to completely unscrew the cap with a roundhouse kick. Everyone from Charlie Sheen to Kendall Jenner attempted the feat.

Nancy Pelosi clapping at President Donald Trump became a mood for an entire nation.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won the title of “Queen of the Condescending Applause” during a State of the Union address after sarcastically clapping at Trump when he said: “We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution and embrace the boundless potential of co-operation, compromise and the common good.”

The “Cats” movie trailer was a troublesome moment.

The highly anticipated trailer for the feature film “Cats,” based off the hit Broadway musical, sparked a lot of confusion and discomfort. 

The coffee cup in Game of Thrones that sent a fandom into chaos.

When the news of how a coffee cup left by mistake in a scene of the final season went viral, people started tweeting out jokes. One user wrote, “Imagine HBO spending millions on every single episode and being done over by a single coffee cup. Guess Dany didn’t get the memo about reusable chalices.” 

Kylie Jenner’s ‘Rise and Shine’ musical debut was everything.

In the viral video, Kylie wakes up her daughter, Stormi, from a nap by singing the phrase, “rise and shine.” The internet quickly latched onto the song, with many creating remixes and memes.  A few weeks later, it was reported that the reality star and businesswoman tried to trademark the phrase “rise and shine.” 

Area 51 stormers and the one hero who did a perfect Naruto run.

People showed up in the Nevada desert for Alienstock, a music festival that sprang out of a viral Facebook plan to storm Area 51 in September, and one festival-goer nailed a Naruto run during a live news broadcast. Iconique.

Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up” got Americans to finally go through their clutter.

There’s no doubt the cleaning master, Marie Kondo’s “does this spark joy?” rule has inspired many to declutter. However, the hilarious memes that came of it spark joy even more than getting rid of your 20-year-old soccer jersey.

The Fiji Water Girl who was everywhere.

A Canadian model stole Golden Globes red carpet spotlight this year. As some of Hollywood’s biggest stars took to the red carpet ahead of the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards in January, a Canadian woman carrying a tray of bottled Fiji Water stole the spotlight after photobombing several celebrities, pouring herself into Internet fame.

Father has a full-fledged conversation with his toddler.

Only this child!! Having a full-fledged conversation with Daddy and Daddy is just as bad????????#TheseTwoAreAMess #OurHouseisAlwaysFullofLaughter #MrPersonality #HeNeedsHisOwnShow #KingstonJierre #KJP

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Comedian DJ Pryor shared a hilarious video of himself and his son, Kingston Jierre, having what sounds like a two-sided conversation in perfect English, except the baby doesn’t speak a word of actual English. My heart melts.

Baby Yoda of “The Mandalorian” united the Internet with jajajas.

Yoda is one of the most beloved (and wisest) characters of the Star Wars franchise, and the internet lost its mind when a baby version of the Jedi master was revealed as a character in “The Mandalorian,” a Disney+ TV series. The memes have been endless —and we’re not mad about it.

READ: El Mando And Yodito Are The Latino Versions Of The Baby Yoda Memes We Didn’t Know We Needed

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‘Size Fits All Tags’ And ‘Great Clickbait’— People Name The Worst Things That Are Legal

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‘Size Fits All Tags’ And ‘Great Clickbait’— People Name The Worst Things That Are Legal

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The world is plagued with some crazy and unfair laws, no doubt about it. But what about the things that exist and legal? Why are, for instance, spam callers allowed to trick you by calling from similar numbers to yours? Or, why is it impossible to criminally convict your roommate from keeping you up all night or dipping into your ice-cream and lie about it?

Users on Reddit are asking similar questions and the answers are pretty hilarious but also intriguing.

“I’m just gonna have to say little girl’s beauty pageants. It just doesnt sit right with me. And not only because of the fact it’s creepy, but I feel like it’s stressful on the kid and on their body image.” –kitty-cult

“College book prices and practices. Change a few words in a math book, that’ll be another $100 please. Oh you realized that you can use the book from 10 years ago and succeed? Actually we require you get the new book. Oh you realized you can get the book cheaper from a friend? Actually we’re doing online books now and you need the personalized code. We change it every year even though there have been no breakthroughs in this subject! Knowing the college struggle i have no fucking clue how this is allowed to exist. It should literally be illegal.” –WitlessMean

“Puppy mills.” –thechronicwinter

“Sending letters to home owners labeled ‘IMPORTANT MORTGAGE / FINANCIAL INFO’ or ‘LAST WARNING / NOTICE’ and having the inside look exactly like a bill, letterhead and little box in the corner with figures inside… all to then say ‘refinance with us’ or ‘don’t miss this opportunity for etc etc’ Makes me heart skip every time thinking I’ve forgotten some critical bill until I open it.”- IDUU

“The fact car radio commercials are allowed to have police sirens or car crashes in them as a way to Get your attention.”- jagfanjosh3252

“The size of the ‘x’ button on pop-up ads.” –_Denes_

“Socks: ‘Fits size 6-12.'” –klitorisaurus

“Spice/K2/Synthetic Weed. This may have changed in the last few years but I found it embarrassing that our country locks up thousands for actual marijuana but allowed that shit to be sold at every gas station and liquor store knowing damn good and well that it was hurting and killing people.”-m0ndayisb0ng0day

“You can look up where any one lives because it’s public record. But can we please not have entire websites with data bases full of every person in the country?? I mean think about people who get denied restraining orders and try to move away from their abuser. Six months later and their abuser can just look up their name and find them all over again. This could be detrimental for spouse abuse victims, stalking victims, etc. something should be done about them. It’s terrifying.” –21DrunkPilots

“Lying through your teeth on “news” shows because you claim you’re actually “entertainment”. Even while it has “news” in the title of the station. Being able to lie through your teeth on an opinion show just bc it’s an opinion show. Opinions should be opinions about facts. Opinion should not be an excuse for slander or making knowingly false statements in the media.” –jseego

“No-knock warrants. We’ve seen time and time again where Law Enforcement has the wrong address and some innocent person ends up dead because of a logistical mistake.” –Mr-and-Mrs

“Impossibly hard to cancel subscriptions.” –ungFu-omega-warrior

“Putting unrelated crap into bills to sneak it into law. I know they’re supposed to follow some kind rules related to germaneness, but they clearly don’t, and clearly need actual laws with actual punishments for pulling this crap.” –Gr1pp717

“Multi level Marketing.” –whyykai

“Civil Asset Seizure by Police – No Crimes Needed!”- vegetarianrobots

“The troubled teen industry. Parents pay a company to kidnap kids while they’re sleeping and send them off to ‘therapeutic’ boarding schools where they are abused in every conceivable way.”- MyDongIsAWiFiHotspot

“Sweatshop labor outsourced by tech and Fortune 500 companies. It’s essentially contemporary slavery we collectively allow.”- crumpledForeskin

“Being penalized for calling out sick from work. Edit. Even while the whole world is trying to survive this pandemic, we’re still dealing with this major issue by employers. I work in health care, and I feel like I get shamed by my managers and coworkers when you call out. Especially when you work night shift.” –pongomer

“I (f) bought a car recently. During the process of negotiation I decided I wanted to do more research and the salesman refused to give me the keys to MY car so I could leave. Literally saw me looking for my keys and withheld them while repeatedly saying, ‘But what could I do to get you into this car today?’ I finally demanded my keys but bought the car anyway (they met my asking price and got me the financing I wanted) but I’m SO mad at myself for not making a scene. For allowing that man to hold me hostage and not being outraged. I don’t understand why I didn’t humiliate him and instead meekly just sat and took it. I called the manager the next day. But still. So disappointed in myself…” – UncomonShaman

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A Mexico City Restaurant Is Offering Up A Rosca De Reyes De Baby Yoda

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A Mexico City Restaurant Is Offering Up A Rosca De Reyes De Baby Yoda

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The Rosca de Reyes is a traditional dessert shared among family and friends on Jan. 6. The dessert has a biblical meaning behind it that gets kind of dark. However, one restaurant in Mexico City is making the rosca a fun and pop-culturally relevant experience.

Kraneo Food is offering customers a Rosca de Reyes de Baby Yoda.

Día de los Reyes Magos is coming up soon and you have a chance, if you live in Mexico City, to celebrate in geek style. Kraneo Food is giving the traditional cake an amazing glow up with a unique twist. Instead of baby Jesus, Kraneo Food customers get to search the rosca for the Baby Yoda.

The cake is honestly so adorable.

The cake is 500 pesos (or $25 USD) and, tbh, looks so worth it. Not only does it look like a delicious rosca, but it also has a Baby Yoda in it. This is the perfect cake for all of you Star Wars fans out there. You can even use it to impress your Star Wars loving bestie. Imagine their face of excitement then dread then excitement again as they find the Baby Yoda, realize they are on the hook for tamales, and then realize it is Baby Yoda again.

Kraneo Food is no stranger to using Star Wars in their promotions.

Last year, Kraneo Food offered a Yodita Box, which came with a burger, potato chips, and a “Mandalorian” inspired craft beer. The Instagram page shows that this is not the first franchise they have tapped into to make their sales. The restaurant has used Harry Potter, The Simpsons, and even Tim Burton to sell their food.

It seems pretty fair to say that Kraneo Food is not concerned with copyright leaving them open to tap into so many fandoms. This one, however, is probably the best one yet.

READ: The Definitive List of Latinos in the ‘Star Wars’ Universe

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