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8 Memes That Will Go Down in History

By Emily Brown Jun 23, 2014

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ATTENTION HISTORY NERDS: Gather ’round, because you’re in for a treat. Just when you thought memes had died and gone to internet heaven, an entirely new genre has risen from the ashes à la Fawkes. As you click through the slideshow, let this mere fact: that there are people out there churning out historical memes over blood, sweat, and tears for the sole purpose of our entertainment and nerdly satisfaction—restore your faith in humanity. And in the event that you’re not a history nerd yet, brace yourself, because there's a 78% chance you're about to become one. 

Tags: history, slideshows, abraham lincoln, memes, history lols, history nerds unite, so punny, henry viii, joseph stalin

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Emily Brown

Emily is a SparkNotes intern and history major at McGill University, which means her spare time is spent laughing (too) hard at historical memes. Follow her on Twitter @em_jbrown

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