It's the new year, which means we all get to reflect on the absolute absurdity that was the year 2018. We had a lot of ups and a lot of downs, but there were definitely some outstanding and memorable moments that the internet experienced together.
It was a great year for memes and music and a hilarious year for viral internet challenges and trends. Some were pretty questionable, but that never stops the internet from doing it anyway, and it definitely doesn't stop the rest of us from retweeting and laughing at all of it.
Reflecting is good, especially when it involves remembering cute doggies, great songs, and fake magic tricks. Let's get nostalgic!
Can you believe it?
Not so fast
Some serious LOL moments
#MBaku #WakandaForever #MBakuChallenge https://t.co/sxnbtp5SgE— MEG, CAN WE WATCH JJK TOGETHER? (@MEG, CAN WE WATCH JJK TOGETHER?)1519616424.0
Serious commitmentFans were dedicated to memorizing this scene and acting it out with some punch and a whole lot of perfection.
Mbaku would be proud
I am Black Panther https://t.co/XKnxdG8DiF— Joseph Babalola (@Joseph Babalola)1519594464.0
@joebdguy Me starting the vid over making sure he wasn’t really Winston Duke https://t.co/SyfUYoin9s— Johnson from W$B (@Johnson from W$B)1519620157.0
Three treats later we have a winner! 😂❤️🐶 #snootchallenge https://t.co/6LrWl48rcH— Detrick Westmoreland (@Detrick Westmoreland)1534955525.0
It's so pure
My #snootchallenge the @NYRangers way! #NYRPupOnAPath 🐾 https://t.co/3MUGhrvxix— Ranger (@Ranger)1534966293.0
How is this level of cuteness possible?
YOU GUYS. #snootchallenge https://t.co/nPuFeuCwd6— Samantha Bresnahan (@Samantha Bresnahan)1534978046.0
Flat face fail
#snootchallenge featuring a bulldog, who has no snoot https://t.co/wDxuQ3P7Qh— Taylor Ware (@Taylor Ware)1534985911.0
Golden Retriever egg challengeAnother perfectly pure viral trend that kind of made me emotional. Apparently golden retrievers mouths are so gentle they could hold an egg and it wouldn't break.
Golden Retriever egg challenge: Some just really like the taste.... https://t.co/ku7BN104sJ— V A N E S S A (@V A N E S S A)1517878032.0
It didn't always work thoughAgain, doggos are adorable but sometimes can't do everything right.
The #NeymarChallenge would be a brilliant yet ridiculous mess if it had to happen. Imagine people dropping and roll… https://t.co/hPrD5N44JP— Mr. Buns/Buns Out/Abuti Buns/Lebunza/Breadwinner (@Mr. Buns/Buns Out/Abuti Buns/Lebunza/Breadwinner)1530718441.0
Con @AHoffmannv probando el #NeymarChallenge en @adnradiochile #CiudadanoADN https://t.co/Et9TnALaCn— Eduardo Fuentes Silva (@Eduardo Fuentes Silva)1530896563.0
Everyone got involvedA whole crowd got on board for this one. Imagine if you were the few people who didn't know what was going on, you'd probably be freaking out.
The APES**T challengeIf you were somehow under a rock this entire year and didn't know that the Carters came out with an amazing album, you might have missed out on this challenge. The music video for this epic song is what started the trend and it was hilarious.
Feeling proud acting like Bey for few seconds✊ #APESHITCHALLENGE ❤🙈😂😂😂 https://t.co/sbcWXFM6C7— SWIFT NEWS (@SWIFT NEWS)1529708056.0
That's a good effort
chloe’s #apeshitchallenge 😂😂😂🤣 https://t.co/SGUrag9yqJ— chloe x halle (@chloe x halle)1529627699.0
A true hit
I aint shit for this but #APESHITCHALLENGE https://t.co/8saRQIBp3f— 𝐓𝐈𝐌 𝐊🅴 (@𝐓𝐈𝐌 𝐊🅴)1529593256.0
The Matilda Challenge
Un poquito de #MatildaChallenge 🤪 https://t.co/gKvpvKNXti— Catalina ღ (@Catalina ღ)1533937090.0
It's a bop
¡El #MatildaChallenge es mi challenge favorito! https://t.co/rlDg08rGwC— Trompa de Falopio (@Trompa de Falopio)1533677221.0
This is the kind of stuff I loveA truly wholesome challenge. It's almost impossible not to be impressed by this one.
This weird hand thingThis trend never had an official name, but man did people love it.
The ladies nailed this one
@kay_dera @AHgotem got it! https://t.co/ONEnSwTpbj— deiinos (@deiinos)1534964238.0
Okay, not all the ladies...
@kay_dera My attempts 😂😂 https://t.co/UfW4fTh3o2— CC💫 (@CC💫)1534964519.0
This other weird hand thing
Dele Alli's got a new challenge for you - and it's even harder than the last one! https://t.co/k4qyVAgHCt https://t.co/4qtAfcXMXp— Mirror Football (@Mirror Football)1534957938.0
This is some real magic
magic https://t.co/At4b8Z0yhX— ✰ 𝔩𝔢𝔵 ✰ (@✰ 𝔩𝔢𝔵 ✰)1534903923.0
This is not human
@lexi_ceballos Stop playing with me. Y'all not ready https://t.co/THfRN0ZuKn— P from the V (@P from the V)1534961663.0
Kiki, do you love me?
KIKI, DO YOU LOVE ME!?!? https://t.co/A5l8xw48fg— Trey Richards (@Trey Richards)1530771717.0
Even the band loved it
#Grambling breaking out the #KekeChallenge at halftime. @Grambling1901 https://t.co/WqyaIva7Gk— Clint Domingue (@Clint Domingue)1535849370.0
Celebrities and cars
Until this happenedWe never said these viral trends would be safe.
What the fluff challenge
When the PXY pup rolls thru, ya gotta do the #WhatTheFluffChallenge. https://t.co/p5M6sQzsP9— 98 PXY (@98 PXY)1529588105.0
WTF!Our poor dogs. They love us so well and how do we respond? We scare the crap out of them and confuse their perfect little puppy minds.
Every good trend has a good fail
Only got em once #whatthefluffchallenge https://t.co/cbCMdMD5lc— Katy Byrd (@Katy Byrd)1529466134.0
Invisible person challengeThis one was a GENIUS challenge. It originated from a skit on Netflix's Magic for Humans where magician Justin Willman used not magic, but good old-fashioned trickery, to make a few guys think they were invisible.
Give this one a go
I highly recommend that everyone turns their siblings invisible HAHAHAH https://t.co/SK4jLw7cNa— DAVID DOBRIK (@DAVID DOBRIK)1536261133.0
Not everyone loved it
If youre having a bad day, you should definitely open this😂🤦🏼♀️ https://t.co/kw25xbcLOx— Julissa✨ (@Julissa✨)1536205752.0