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Meme History: The story of Harambe the Gorilla, 2016’s most important meme

This story begins on a somber note, but eventually led to a significant moment of internet unity over the love for a primate.

On by Kyle Calise

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On by Ramon Ramirez

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Elon Musk tweeted a link to a rap about Harambe

The Tesla CEO tweeted something bizarre—again.

On by Ellen Ioanes

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Mourning Harambe, the last great meme

In the wake of his tragic death, Harambe became a singular, iconic internet meme, the likes of which we may never see again.

On by Jay Hathaway

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Isis Harambe is real—and so is her name

It’s too good to be true, but it is.

On by David Covucci

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Jimmy Kimmel ends the Harambe Hot Cheeto saga once and for all

This must have felt SO satisfying.

On by David Covucci

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Cheetos that look like Harambe are now the hottest thing on eBay

Do. Not. Be. Fooled.

On by David Covucci

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This auction for a Hot Cheeto that looks like Harambe is going completely bonkers

Is it worth it?

On by David Covucci

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Harambe’s grandmother euthanized by Miami Zoo

The 49-year-old gorilla was suffering the effects of old age.

On by David Covucci

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The biggest memes of 2016, according to Google

RIP Ken Bone.

On by Jay Hathaway

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Escape reality with these distracting ASMR videos

So chill.

On by April Siese

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Did 11,000 people really vote for Harambe?

Here’s what we know.

On by Austin Powell

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The NFL is apparently cool with Harambe cleats, but not ones memorializing Muhammad Ali

Jerick McKinnon is wearing an awesome pair of Harambe cleats, but they’ve stirred controversy over the NFL’s strange uniform rules.

On by Chris Tognotti

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Gorilla, possibly related to Harambe, escapes from enclosure at London Zoo

Was it seeking revenge?

On by Miles Klee

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Swedish dudes record ‘D**ks Out for Harambe’ in the style of Backstreet Boys

He was our fire, our one desire. #RIPHarambe.

On by Jay Hathaway

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