While browsing the Internet, it’s quite likely that you will stumble upon a meme or two. But the stories behind these hilarious Internet graphics sometimes get lost. We’re never quite sure where the photos originated from, but we did some digging, and were able to find the real stories behind 10 of our most favorite and hilarious Internet memes.
A meme can be born in various ways. All it takes is a somewhat funny picture alongside a hilarious caption. And before you know it, a meme has gone viral. There are some pretty awesome memes to have hit the web in the past decade, but their popularity doesn’t last very long. Other memes have had some staying power, and have been used over and over again. Each time, they receive the same reaction: a never-ending laugh.
The best memes are the ones that are unplanned and natural. Everyone from everyday people to celebrities have unintentionally turned themselves into popular memes. When Michael Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, he had no idea his sentimental moment would become one of the most hilarious Internet memes to hit the web.