10 Iconic Moments of the 2010s

With the rise in popularity of social media and smartphones, we are now always connected with digital trends, viral videos, news and memes. With the massive fluctuation of information, we are likely to forget about a lot of things that we’ve seen. Here are a few things that happened in the 2010s that you probably forgot about!
Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress

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.

The last Harry Potter Book

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.

Kony 2012 Went Viral

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.

Dec 2012, the End of the World

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.

“Cup Song” from “Pitch Perfect”

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.

Malaysian Airplane Disappearance

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.

Leo Dicaprio Finally Won an Oscar

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.”

Harambe (Gorilla Killed at Zoo)

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.

Got Hooked on Pokemon Go

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.

Total Solar Eclipse

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!