You know what kids these days say, “If it’s not on the internet, it never happened.” These online trends aren’t just etched in the internet’s history, but also defined 2019.
The #BottleCapChallenge involves attempting to completely unscrew the cap on an already opened bottle with a roundhouse kick. This challenge is said to have started in the world of MMA, but eventually kicked through the trends of mainstream pop culture in the summer of 2019 after UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway challenged John Mayer into doing it.
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But while everyone who did it looked cool and completed the challenge in style, it was Mariah Carey who took the crown for using the ‘power’ of her voice to unscrew the cap.
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Storm Area 51
Who’s down??? pic.twitter.com/VEfBzXTkX4
— Alex (@aranaalex41) July 3, 2019
This gag started from a Facebook event, encouraging people to gather and infiltrate a military facility to see whatever *cough* aliens *cough* the government might be hiding there.
Of course, no one really dared to enter the restricted area on the day of the raid. Well, except for the one or two civilians that tried to. But even if zero aliens showed up and there was no actual raiding that happened on the day of the storming, small music festivals took place instead and the people who actually came still managed to spark some fun.
This guy has his Naruto Run locked down pic.twitter.com/EeImTWqHV0
— Kae Lani (@KaeLaniSays) September 20, 2019
We know you’re holding E.T. hostage in there!
Sonic vs the Internet
Complaining on the internet does make a difference and Sonic’s glow up is the existing proof of that.
Thank you for the support. And the criticism. The message is loud and clear… you aren’t happy with the design & you want changes. It’s going to happen. Everyone at Paramount & Sega are fully committed to making this character the BEST he can be… #sonicmovie #gottafixfast 🔧✌️
— Jeff Fowler (@fowltown) May 2, 2019
The first trailer for the much-awaited Sonic the Hedgehog live action movie was dropped earlier this year and it made a lot of noise all over the internet—for the wrong reasons, like the creepy realistic eyes and uncanny humanoid figure.
— Sonic The Hedgehog (@SonicMovie) December 3, 2019
Thankfully, the creators were willing to take the suggestions and criticisms. Now everyone who grew up with Sonic will surely have a great time watching the improved film!
No was really able to do anything about Cats, though…
Endings are often the most anticipated part of every story, and this year Avengers: Endgame took the spot as the most awaited ending of all endings.
After several movies, we finally reached the conclusion where all the character arcs and all the story lines were tied down to one heartfelt ending that left all of us crying and laughing—but overall, satisfied.
We thank Stan Lee for introducing us to all these amazing characters and bringing us to a world that is beyond compare. We love you 3000!
FaceApp’s Old Age Filter
Curious on how you’d look like when you’re old and grey? Well, FaceApp’s got you covered.
You can now take a peek at your future self with the help of the FaceApp filter that will transform you into an older version of yourself. Simply point your phone’s camera at your face and snap a photo, let the FaceApp do it’s magic and, voila! Say hello to your older self!
— Gordon Ramsay (@GordonRamsay) July 16, 2019
Of course, it became a bigger trend once celebrities began dabbling into it. Check out how world-renowned chef, Gordon Ramsay, and the Jonas Brothers will look in the future!
When you take a trip to the Year 3000. pic.twitter.com/O9Dxpwj6ex
— Jonas Brothers (@jonasbrothers) July 16, 2019
Some of these celebrities are really bound to age well and we’re really not jealous…really.
Pewdiepie vs T-Series
The greatest internet battle of the decade!
Everyone and their momma actively participated in trying to keep Felix on top. It was like a David and Goliath battle with an independent creator trying to beat a big corporation and everyone sure was rooting for the underdog.
— Alexia Mansen (@ReaperOfRage) February 4, 2019
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) February 22, 2019
These bops that Felix dropped during the battle though!
Game of Thrones Fails and Finale
The series may have ended but the legacy of GoT will live. Yep, even its fails.
For years, the Game of Thrones series had been one of the most anticipated shows. The great acting, the breathtaking sets and even the awesome CGI effects—everything made the world that George R.R. Martin wrote come to life.
But no one will ever forget that one stray Starbucks coffee cup that made it to the final cut.
what the… just watched game of thrones s08e04 and there’s a starbucks coffee cup on the table. and it seems to be baby sized pic.twitter.com/cqLksoNdqD
— ringworm (@prawn_meat) November 13, 2019
Oh, and that finale that got most of the audience…
But all in all, it had been a great ride. Guess the disappointed fans will just have to wait for George R.R. Martin to finish Winds of Winter and, hopefully, be satisfied with the book ending.
But butchering the Dorne plot line is still one of the show’s biggest f-ups…
The Breathtaking Keanu Reeves
Even with his three decades in the entertainment industry, anyone would agree that 2019 is Keanu Reeves’ year. For most of the year, Keanu had become the apple of every netizen’s eye.
TFW Keanu Reeves calls you breathtaking 😍 pic.twitter.com/nMl4PQ3Cxx
— Polygon (@Polygon) June 9, 2019
And no, it’s not Keanu’s on-screen roles that got him all these attention. It was his gestures like getting a shuttle for his fellow passengers after a cancelled flight, giving up his seat on the subway and his knack for not touching women during photographs—basically, his real life gentleman attitude is what got people talking.
Lol keanu reeves aint taking no chances 😂 cause their new hustle now is to lay false rape accusations against you to get money 😂 pic.twitter.com/0rOdHpXtjz
— Odogwu 👑 (@FrancisElecha) June 10, 2019
With all the fuss over him, Keanu had been dubbed as “The Internet’s Boyfriend”, and we must admit, he is the celebrity we all deserve.
Look at him. Ain’t he just… breathtaking?
What other internet trends made 2019 most memorable for you? Tell us below!