Meme culture is one of those things that never fails to make our gloomy days a little brighter. Catchphrases, ideas, or something behavior-related – what’s considered a "meme" varies, yet everyone recognizes one when they see it. 

It has become one of the most significant sources of entertainment on the Web; most of the time, internet memes are very relatable and can spark a conversation between pretty much anyone in just an instant. 

Turns out there's a Facebook page called Things That Make You Go Hmmm that collects textless, usually genuine images that might make you question reality and wonder whether your vision is playing a cheeky game on you. 

Perhaps the picture doesn't make any sense at all, or the person captured in it is doing something dumbfounding – whatever it is, chances are you'll say "hmmm" at least a couple of times. 

The page has nearly 115K likes and over 340K followers, and today, Bored Panda has gathered a few of its best posts. 

More info: Facebook

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Isa Trip
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2 months ago

This is awesome!

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Bored Panda contacted the creator of the "Things That Make You Go Hmmm" page, Chris Tweten, and he agreed to answer a couple of our questions.

"The story behind that page is actually quite interesting: I used to scale meme pages on FB and sell them. There was a time when I lived solely off of meme revenue!" Chris began.

"I ran that page solo, sourcing content from Reddit and Facebook groups. I'm a Canadian growth marketer that owns an agency called ‘SpacebarCollective,’ that also specialized in growth hacking from 2014 to 2018. Facebook was a channel that was largely written off as a pay-to-win platform, but I found massive algorithmic exploits that allowed me to grow pages by 10k to 50k likes per month. The strategy hinged on using predictive analytics to determine which posts would get 100k+ impressions based on their first 10 minutes of engagement."

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Jerry Dockery
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2 months ago

thats one tired buddah

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BP also wondered what inspired the man to create the page, to which he replied: "Knowing exploits like this have a limited window of time when they actually work (before Facebook notices), I looked to Reddit to find communities with content that was available in high volume and where they were underserved on Facebook; r/hmmm was a great source of content and the largest pages of similar names on Facebook at the time only had 10k page likes. I knew I could outperform them within a week or two, so I started the page and started to scale it up. I repeated this same strategy for a few different niches, including a page for things that are funny and sad, Please Press F."

Lastly, we asked Tweten why he thinks memes play such an important role in modern society: "Memes are the largest art movement in human history and they're here to stay. The sheer volume of artists and total works of art outranks graffiti and the Renaissance by an absurdly large margin. Memes are easy to make, but have become a new medium of communication that's capable of displaying emotion in completely new ways."

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Deborah Harris
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2 months ago

Dad joke incoming ... seems armless enough :D

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AsexualCat
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2 months ago

when you dont feel like getting your feet wet

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Now, most will probably agree that social media is an extraordinary place. It offers a ton of content that is able to distract you from all the possible worries that abound our existence.

It's true that with the Web's introduction, our lives have become more manageable. We're now able to reach out to our friends and relatives without needing to leave our beds, find random information that we require for our studies, or surf for viral videos that help us get through a repetitive day. However, the internet also comes with a side of cons.

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AsexualCat
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2 months ago

work smarter not harder

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stardust
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2 months ago

Our love was never meant to be.... Goodbye.

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Encountering internet trolls and stumbling upon harmful material is inevitable, which is why social media can be such an unhappy place. There's no filter, and folks are allowed to voice triggering opinions that might harm other people's mental health.

Let's not forget about all the fake reality that is so easily altered and carefully curated by Instagram influencers, for instance. Over the years, we've become so out of touch with our world that we often misplace our values and worry about things that frankly don't really matter – and define our success by the number of likes we get under our mirror selfies. 

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WordWeaver
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2 months ago

"Yes, officer, I definitely honked at them!"

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DennyS (denzoren)
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2 months ago

All I see here are four large croissants.

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Levi Henson
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2 months ago

You... don't like flowers??? Uhh. Gimme a second

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That said, embracing the positive aspects of social media platforms and focusing on the things that make our society come together might be a good thing to consider. Following pages and creators who share entertaining yet safe content will not only spare you your mental health but will also get those endorphins flowing. 

Memes play a vital role in our everyday lives, especially in a world dependent upon the internet. As human beings, we experience a ton of emotions – stress, guilt, tension, you name it –  and we all like to feel we’re not alone; so when something unpleasant, a stressor of some sort, is converted into a funny meme, folks are able to cope with it better knowing that there are others who feel the exact same way.

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AVGucky
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2 months ago

"Did you also put some zucchini and peppers on the grill, Paul? You know I don't want to eat a lot of meat anymore."

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ojjunior
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2 months ago

Am I the only one slightly concerned about the girl's safety?

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DennyS (denzoren)
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2 months ago

They choose violence.

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In a nutshell, memes are one of the best perks of this global system of ours. They enhance our moods, make us feel less alone and most importantly, give us a chance to relax when our days get a little bit too hectic. 

Bored Panda hopes that you've enjoyed this ensemble of intriguing images. Let us know which one has managed to impress you the most.

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Benita Valdez
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2 months ago

And I thought it was illegal to pooh in public 😋

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stardust
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2 months ago

The dog is trying to warn him. "Jake!! Look out!! Creepy stalker woman behind you!!!"

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heyitsfionabtw
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2 months ago

His left arm needs to move back more, and then I will be truly impressed.

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Dream
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2 months ago

Gotta take a selfie for the 'gram

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stardust
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2 months ago

Woah, that's actually lit

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stardust
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2 months ago

??

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Am I A Bear (She/Her)
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2 months ago (edited)

My old math teacher isnt allowed to have a whiteboard this year because he broke his with a hammer to explain in what instances you would use division

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stardust
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2 months ago

One of them is not like the others...

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ZeroCapacity
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2 months ago

That is what you get when you don't approve my requests for erasers

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stardust
Community Member
2 months ago

I WAS SO SCARED FOR ABOUT FORTY FIVE SECONDS BEFORE I REALIZED OMG

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WordWeaver
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2 months ago

Is this a Harry Potter reference?

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Not Mr. C
Community Member
2 months ago

200iq

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WordWeaver
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2 months ago

Like trainer wheels.

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ZeroCapacity
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2 months ago

They said go play outside never said what to play

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stardust
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2 months ago

When you don't have the money for a turkey on Christmas

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Flare
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2 months ago

You had one job!

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Deborah Harris
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2 months ago

I'd be too scared i'd get stuck :D

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Isa Trip
Community Member
2 months ago

Perfect bank robbery get away car

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stardust
Community Member
2 months ago

Stealth level 200

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stardust
Community Member
2 months ago

Slay 💅

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stardust
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2 months ago

How I feel after Thanksgiving

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WordWeaver
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2 months ago

Definitely not legal!

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stardust
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2 months ago

When you wrote a bad paper but did all the formatting right

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Isa Trip
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2 months ago

South Florida Stylee

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WordWeaver
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2 months ago

Matches the garden aesthetic.

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DennyS (denzoren)
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2 months ago

Oh boy look at the time, I'm overweight.

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Benita Valdez
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2 months ago

But GPS said to go this way

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Cody
Community Member
2 months ago

No loose clothing, tie hair back, and tuck beards into your shirt near ANY piece of rotating equipment!

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DennyS (denzoren)
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2 months ago

I don't see anything wrong here, they got hungry and got something to eat.

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WordWeaver
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2 months ago

Whatever works.

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stardust
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2 months ago

"But the sun was in my eyes!"

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DennyS (denzoren)
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2 months ago

When you want a lifted truck but don't want to seem like you're overcompensating. Lol

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Not Mr. C
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2 months ago

Burn the toothbrush... burn the whole house down

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Kusotare
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2 months ago

His hat is self-aware.

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Cody
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2 months ago

Must be Van Gogh's

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DennyS (denzoren)
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2 months ago

When you want to cook and go to the bathroom simultaneously. Never mind the hygiene aspect. Also....$2000 apartment rental in the city.

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Amy Stone-Chandler
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2 months ago

Fans for a computer. Used to cool internal heat(system) down. Hanging it out the window is a BAD idea folks

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Just another panda
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2 months ago

Sasuke and Naruto found a coupon so they're getting ramen with barbeque pork

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