Human history is full of gruesome power struggles, cruel executions, sickening genocides, famine, disease, and history facts sometimes seems unappealing and grim, to say the least. Luckily, Twitter account @MemesOnHistory is shedding some light on our past's interesting facts by using the internet's most beloved funny memes.

The best part, however, is that almost all of these historical memes are so accurate, publishers could even include them in their textbooks. And they should. Students would probably relate to history memes better and understand the historical events better if, for example, SpongeBob SquarePants excerpts were used to illustrate the Second World War or US Middle East Policy. Scroll down to enjoy this list of some of the best memes, compiled by Bored Panda, and while you're at it, pay attention and learn some funny history facts, why don't you!

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i_know_im_amazing
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3 years ago

Sadly, true...

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Captain Planet
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3 years ago

Well as Robin Williams once said. "If women ran the world we wouldn't have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days."

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John L
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3 years ago

'Course, the ones they pushed aside were far more efficient. They just massacred or sacrificed the ones they replaced. That way there was nobody left to bitch and complain for history. ;O

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Louiiiise
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3 years ago

Pretty accurate. BTW, I'm Swiss.

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Jörg Zingler
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3 years ago

Hail....

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Ana commented
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3 years ago

uh i don;t understand this

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Jae
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3 years ago

Actually, Galileo only repeated the theory of Copernicus.

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Cat on a bike
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3 years ago

That's the ceaser from Asterix I think

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Jörg Zingler
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3 years ago

True that :)

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Cat on a bike
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3 years ago

Aaand no cats around, cause witchhunts and cats are evil propaganda.... There you go Europe!

Maria Tsocheva-Stoyanova
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3 years ago

And they say homo sapiens is the smartest animal on the planet, ah?? Not according to 90% of human history 🙃🙃

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Bunnies are better!!
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3 years ago

It wasn't the poor rats fault, he got invaded by those nasty fleas and now he gets blamed for it all

Shari H
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3 years ago

At least one other person on here saw Ratatouille (or generally knows a little history) :-)

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John L
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3 years ago

If dead people is the goal, then the sudden 14th century Little Ice Age, which caused everyone to huddle inside, is by far the biggest winner.

Sa Pa
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3 years ago

You mean 1 plague carrying gerbil. It's a common misconception that rats started the plague. It was actually gerbils that brought it to Europe.

Maria Tsocheva-Stoyanova
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3 years ago

This is the modern theory but I guess even if rats didn't start it, they spread it because they were way more than the gerbils

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Bob Alexandru
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3 years ago

It's because the church killed all the cats, they thought the cats represent the devil, and booom! Instant 25 mil. karma

Mark Kelly
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3 years ago

Well, technically is twas billions of microbes.

Jim
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3 years ago

That's what you get for killing all the stray cats.

Targaryen
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3 years ago

The rats didn't carry the plague. The fleas did.

The Cappy
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3 years ago

Well the rat died first.

Milan Turnquest
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3 years ago

The rats were carriers, unaffected by Yersinia pestis, the plague virus that was in their blood, spread by the fleas that infested them.

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Henry Saravia-Melara
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4 months ago

people in london used to burn cats for fun.That is why no cat ate a mouse

Leonardo Custodio de Jesus
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2 years ago

Too Dark

Tony Cabré
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3 years ago

50%-50% no doubt

PigMaster
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3 years ago

The 25 million Europeans. The plague would kill the rat first.

Susan B. Carson
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3 years ago

This is an amazing two pictures. Wish I was still teaching!

Danny Root
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3 years ago

It seems a little unlikely that one rat killed that many people. Most likely a boatload of rats infested that then multiplied.

Hamlets twin
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3 years ago

Too be fair, it was a few more than one...

Mia Rennie
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3 years ago

rat

Alfred Be
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3 years ago

Truthful answer please is this rat from the US ????if so the rat will win, they spread VD all over Europe during the war.

endelbendel
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3 years ago

Depressing.

Lina Kisieliūtė
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3 years ago

The newer evidence shows that it was actually the overpopulation and poor sanitary conditions mostly at fault, or so I've read...

Bethany
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3 years ago

I kept reading it cat instead of rat for some reason

tweetybird
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3 years ago

tough decision

Santiago Mtz
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3 years ago

If only Europeans knew about soap and water lol

Lucybaby
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3 years ago

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Just some diseased mice causing major damage..

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criminalgirl
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3 years ago

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Asshole.

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TheeUndertakersDogBiscuits
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3 years ago

lol

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Daniel Losinger
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3 years ago

I hope that is not supposed to be Christopher Columbus. He was never in the region that is now the United States.

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Cody Eriksen
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3 years ago

I was gonna explain... google it.

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Daniel Losinger
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3 years ago

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Every Muslim revolution.

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Jörg Zingler
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3 years ago

Nope.

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Blue Cicada
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3 years ago

Yeah, but no modern government could collapse like Rome, could it? COULD IT?!

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Jörg Zingler
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3 years ago

Iossif Wissarionowitsch Stalin does NOT like this.

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

That's the deal

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John L
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3 years ago

History is so simple and easy to diagnose, isn't it?

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Jörg Zingler
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3 years ago

Gavrilo Princep: Anarchy anyone?

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

Stabbed in the back

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Captain Planet
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3 years ago

All the good justice is our justice haha.

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Brivid
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3 years ago

Considering that there has been warfare all over the inhabitable parts of the globe at some point or another, I think if westerners wouldn't have done it, someone else would have. Afterall, greed is a human condition.

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Ok Ha-Neul
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3 years ago

is that a smartphone200 B.C. was lit

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Daria B
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3 years ago

I read somewhere that this even was actually the result of a misunderstanding, or an error anyway, but it was too late to stop the huge event (obviously), so they just let it be. I can't remember in detail now, or if the source was a trusted one, but it's a funny little thing to immagine. Someone, please, correct me, or provide more info.

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John Baker
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3 years ago

Prohibition didn't completely ban alcohol. Commercial production and sale of alcoholic beverages was banned, as was importation, but private citizens were allowed to brew beer for personal consumption. Commercial breweries had to keep alcohol content below 0.5%, but many managed to stay afloat by selling brewing supplies to the public.

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E Menendez
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3 years ago

Or Bill Clinton when he saw Monica Lewinsky approaching as he was standing with Hillary.

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JEFF THE KILLER
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3 years ago

So true it hurts

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John L
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3 years ago

They didn't Einstein. Operation Barbarossa, kicked off in June, 1941, but got bogged down because they started late. Sigh, and this is what passes for education in government schools these days..........................:(

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PoisonSoda
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3 years ago

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The Soviets landed first... Didn't they?

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John L
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3 years ago

This is why it is so important to know the difference between the Latin phrases of "de jure" and "de facto". In the long run, "de jure"(before the law) always tends to carry the day.

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TheeUndertakersDogBiscuits
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3 years ago

lol

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Troux
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3 years ago

I thought this was supposed to be about history....

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John L
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3 years ago

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The French are about as smart at warfare as they are at embracing Socialism. LOL!

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i_know_im_amazing
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3 years ago

lmao. Why am I laughing?

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Sarah van Oorsouw
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3 years ago

are history books glossy gossip magazines now?

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Michel M. Prins
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3 years ago

The Treaty of Versailles was a very risky idea to begin with, to be honest

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Amanda
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3 years ago

WE NEED ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET

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John L
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3 years ago

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Perhaps the stupidest thing to do, should the economy take a nose dive, is to raise taxes. Of course Hoover didn't agree, and.........................

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Just a Purpler
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3 years ago

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America is like Zuko to Iroh in this instance aha

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John L
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3 years ago

Here's a perfect example of Government Schools in action. Christifo Columbo, wasn't the least bit interested in stealing anyone's land. He just wanted to be the first to prove that the world was indeed really round. It was Spain, not him.

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John L
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The main idea is to never create a Great Depression in the first place. Overly protective tariffs, such as Smoot-Hawley led to the world wide depression that actually caused to the rise of Hitler and WWII.

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Ok Ha-Neul
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3 years ago

that girl is me lowkey

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John L
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3 years ago

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Every dictatorship deserves at least one Caligula as a lesson.

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Apurva Desai
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3 years ago

I please the fizifth!

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Steven Rundle
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3 years ago

We told them the wealth would "trickle down" and they actually believed it!

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John L
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Personally I prefer "Free Enterprise", because that is exactly what it is, regardless what Marx used to say.

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John L
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3 years ago

Yes, he really was a Brilliant Fool. That is exactly why intellect and wisdom are totally different animals altogether.

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John L
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This is what happens when one's brains are not between one's shoulder blades. ;D

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Darkisbjorn
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3 years ago

1) The war known as the Great War is WW1. 2) As it may be true that antisemitism did exist from a long time ago, it wasn't really used as a campaign folly until after the events of WW1. 3) The helmet and cross shown are of the German Empire, not the third reich. 4) Italy and Germany were allies for WW2, not WW1.

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Cat on a bike
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3 years ago

Is this frog for real ?? It's cute!

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Darkisbjorn
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3 years ago

OJ: Oh! Did someone killed her? Police: We said she was dead, interesting you said killed...

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Alan G.
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3 years ago

JOANNE, MY QUEEN.

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Larry BobJoe
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3 years ago

I dont think napoleon made it to moscow, but he made it further than hitler. Hitler could have learned a thing or too. They made the same mistakes. Napoleon lost bc of winter. Hitler lost bc of winter. PACK SOME FUCKING WINTER CLOTHES

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John L
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3 years ago

In this case, the minds of many still tend to be wiser than the few.

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Jörg Zingler
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Get your facts right, kaffir. Thats Wilhelm II, my King and Emperor. You talk about Wilhelm I. Arse.

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Michael Lambert
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3 years ago

There were no ucraine at that time.. and you used wrong flag for the Russians.

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Master Markus
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3 years ago

????

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Master Markus
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3 years ago

Stop talking about fidget spinners!

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