Some questions are hard to answer. Are we alone in the universe? Is there a purpose to our lives? Where do memes come from?

Memes are the folk songs of the internet. They float from place to place, spreading joy and expressing our shared experiences. Belonging to everyone and no one. Shaping our culture.

At least, that’s the excuse I use when people tell me I spend too much time collecting them.

Here are a few memes that clearly have huge cultural significance to prove my point.

15. The Big Sleep

14. The Truth Revealed

13. The Pudge

12. The Joy of Painting

11. The Simplest Explanation

10. The Long Day

9. The Audacity

8. The Contrast

7. The La La La

6. The Snaccident

5. The Too-Quick-of-a-Trip

4. The Regret

3. The Wholesome Explosion

2. The Betrayal

1. The Conspiracy

Yeah, I think it’s safe to say this listical is pretty much a museum exhibit. May its contents be treasured for generations to come.

What meme would you most want to preserve for future historians?

Let us know in the comments.