Lady Gaga has always been a bit of a wild card, but we don’t think anyone expected her to wear a dress made entirely of raw meat at the 2010 VMA’s. In fact, the dress actually made it into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
After a 14 year run, the final installment of the Harry Potter film series was released in 2011. Fortunately for the rest of us, the wizarding world of Harry Potter continues on in the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise.
You might not remember, but in 2012, a non-profit group called, Invisible Children released a short documentary about Joseph Kony, an African warlord with a child army at his service–and not to mention several crimes against humanity. The video ended up getting over 100 million hits in just six days, but the movement quickly lost steam and ended almost as soon as it started, due to misinformation in the documentary.
The ancient Mayan calendar predicted it, so were we foolish to believe? In the months leading up, many doomsdayers caused a fuss, but fortunately nothing ended up happening.
In April 2013, the movie, “Pitch Perfect,” was released. In the film, actress Anna Kendrick performed the cup song, done by singing and tapping a cup on the table. The routine quickly went viral, and thousands uploaded their own versions of it on the internet.
In March of 2014, a Malaysian passenger plane with 239 people aboard disappeared mysteriously, catching the attention of millions around the world, and fueling several conspiracy theories.
One of the greatest actors of our generation had been snubbed from this award for many years past, but finally, at the 88th Academy Awards in 2016, Leo finally won an Oscar for his role in “The Revenant.”
In May 2016, Harambe, a silverback gorilla, was shot dead after a child fell into his exhibit. Since then, Harambe has become a large part of meme culture and controversy regarding animal rights.
In July of 2016, the world got hooked on the augmented reality mobile app, Pokemon Go, where users could catch and collect Pokemon digitally in real world locations. The game is still popular, but not nearly as it was in 2016.
August 2017 brought about the first total solar eclipse in the United States since 1918. People scrambled to acquire eclipse glasses for the special event. If you missed it, you’ll have the chance to see it again in 2024!