The Weirdest and Wildest Internet Moments of 2022 You May Have Forgotten About

The Big Lebowski‘S VI Lenin once said, “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” In 2022, decades just kept happening. The pandemic, the elections, the wars, everything has only warped our sense of time. So much so that it’s hard to keep track of what happened in any given year.

That’s why we thought we’d do the service of rounding up some of the best, weirdest, and most memorable internet moments you probably forgot happened this year. Because who knows, that event that seems like it happened decades ago is only a few months old. Months.

1. Elmo against Rocco

Remember when the beloved Sesame street character went viral for his feud with a pet rock? This year.


Elmo is the first viral celebrity of 2022

with regard wrote about the feud on January 5, 2022. This is this year, man. It started with this clip that went super viral.

It was the feud of the month, even appear on Saturday night live.

2. The debate on the school folder

Sometimes, the internet comes across something weird to get upset about. Actually, come to think of it, that’s most of what the internet does. Back in August, all the internet could talk about was which color card matches which subject in school. It seems like forever, but it was only this summer.


This school topic, Twitter debate about satchel colors is perfect internet fodder

By the way, the only correct answer:

  • Yellow – history

  • Red – mathematics

  • Green: science

  • Blue – English

3. NyQuil Chicken

People briefly got angry online about people cooking chicken at NyQuil and guess what? Nobody was actually do itjust like every other DAnGeRoUs online challenge.


No, NyQuil Chicken is not a real TikTok trend

4. Euphoria final meme

Right, Euphoria concluded its second season in February this year. The finale sparked countless memes and viral moments.


Cry? Laughing? These ‘Euphoria’ season 2 memes will make you feel it all.

There’s simply no way my brain could register that it all happened this year. But I’ve never been happier.

5. Uncut Jaaaahmz

Remember that time said actress Julia Fox“I mean, I was Josh Safdie’s muse when he wrote Gems intact.” Sounds like a normal thing to say, doesn’t it? But the internet really lost it for the way Fox pronounced it yaaaahmz. That viral moment was first posted in February. And, oh, the moment she was dating Ye, which happened again this year.


Julia Fox is everywhere, even on TikTok

6. Will Smith slapped Chris Rock

OK, maybe I’m an idiot here, since then the infamous slap was of course this year’s Oscar. But doesn’t The Slap feel like an eternity? All the jokes and memes are so played out by now. It happened in March.

7. The Barbie images

Remember when everyone stopped what they were doing to stare at Ryan Gosling dressed as Ken Doll? It was June. Here he is, in all his bleached-blonde glory.

By the way, the movie will be released next year.


Hey girl, drop everything and see Ryan Gosling as a shirtless Ken doll

8. People used Google to troll and inform Russia

Russia invaded Ukraine in February this year. Soon after, people started using Google reviews to write about the invasion. They wrote about the crisis in Ukraine in a review of a coffeeshop in Moscow, for example.


The fight to fight Russian disinformation via Google restaurant reviews

9.I Don’t worry honey spit incident

In September, the film’s drama, spit and mess Don’t worry honey has taken over the Internet. Everyone, and we mean everyone, was talking about how maybe Harry Styles… spat… on Chris Pine at a film festival? And how Styles and Olivia Wilde could have been together before confirming their relationship. And like Florence Pugh she was perhaps arguing with Wilde. And so on.


The spit of Harry Styles, Miss Flo and Chris Pine: the drama “Don’t Worry Darling” is conquering the Internet

10. West Elm Caleb

And finally, remember that guy who went super viral on TikTok for charming and then ghosting countless women on dating apps? That saga went down in January.


TikTok’s ‘West Elm Caleb’ saga was never about Caleb