Stories Behind The Most Viral Photos of All Time


Everyone with an internet connection has seen these photos but only a handful of people know the story behind them. While these picture seem hilarious/astonishing/weird at first glance, they are completely normal. If you don’t trust us then read on below as we have an explaination for all the photos that you have been seeing as memes for far too long. 

  1. 1 The flying bear

    The large grizzly bear climbed a tree in Colorado and had to be tranquilized by the wildlife officials. The event took place at the University of Colorado.

  2. 2 When Albert Einstein stuck out his tongue for his birthday photograph.

    On Albert Einstien's 72nd birthday, the photographer asked him to smile. He was already tired of smiling for pictures, so he decided to stick his tongue out for this one. It later went on to become the most famous picture of the scientist.

  3. 3 The famous Olympian McKayla Maroney's face

    McKayla got her fame from this photo that was taken at the London Olympic Games. The 16-year-old became the center of attention, especially on the social media as she expressed her anger over a funny tumble during the event.

  4. 4 The Superhero Window Cleaners


    Window cleaners at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, Australia wear superhero costumes to keep the children cheered up.

  5. 5 What was Beyonce thinking?!

    This photo is among the most viral photos for the past 5 years. It was taken while Beyonce was performing at the 2013 Super Bowl.

  6. 6 The Disaster Girl

    The disaster girl meme got famous in early 2004. In reality, the picture was taken while the local fire department was running live drill training in Mebane, North Carolina. Dave Roth caught his daughter, Zoe, smiling amidst the whole event.

  7. 7 The patient that outlived the doctor.

    The viral photo shows an exhausted doctor. It was clicked after he completed a 23-hour long operation, performing a successful heart transplant. The patient went on to outlive the doctor.

  8. 8 Grump Cat

    The angry/grumpy cat meme was made on a cat named Tardar Sauce. It is a snowshoe and got her online audience when her annoyed facial expression was posted on Reddit by her owner in 2012.

  9. 9 Story behind the Sad Keanu memes.

    There is a long list of events behind "The Sad Keanu" meme. Keanu Reeves has had a troubled life as his parents died when he was very young. His marriage also had a bitter end because of his unborn child's death. 

    Keanu donated 70% of his paycheck from The Matrix to charity.

  10. 10 Major Terri Gurrola reunited with her daughter after a year.

    Major Terri Gurrola was deployed to perform her military services in Iraq. She returned home after 1 year. This is the scene when she met her daughter upon arrival.

  11. 11 John F. Kennedy's last known photograph.

    This photo made the front page of thousands of newspapers from all around the world a day after it was taken. The American president John F. Kennedy was shot a few moments after this click in Dallas, 1963.

  12. 12 The car accident that killed Princess Diana

    The whole world mourned when Princess Diana died in a car crash. Her car crashed into a pillar while the driver tried to overtake paparazzi.

  13. 13 The Zoo Shutdown

    This photo went viral when the Washington Zoo was closed. A child wearing monkey's costume represented the government shutdown all over America. 

  14. 14 Is this the world's happiest picture?

    This couple was all set for their perfect trip photo, however, this squirrel had other plans. It jumped to have a closer look at the camera, which caused this photobomb.

  15. 15 Hanging by the fingernails

    A Reddit user submitted this photo. She mentioned, "Mom was worried about my trip to the Grand Canyon, I sent her this picture". The photo got viral in November 2012.

  16. 16 The World's largest tortoise

    The famous photo, which apparently portrayed the biggest tortoise in the world was fake. In reality, it was a scene from a Japanese film called "Gamera the Brave."

  17. 17 Chubby bubbles girl

    The identity of this little girl and the photographer is unknown to date. However, the photo first appeared on the web in August 2009.

  18. 18 The fall of the Berlin Wall that reunited Berlin.

    The demolition of Wall of Berlin started in 1990 and went on for 2 years. This photo was taken during the demolition was going on. The fall gave way to a reunited Berlin.

  19. 19 The President and the national security team watch the on-going operation set to capture Osama bin Laden.

    Pete Souza, the White House photographer captured this photo during the while the operation against Osama bin Laden was being carried out. The President along with members of the national security team can also be seen.

  20. 20 That's why weasel's are clever!

    Martin Le-May, an amateur photographer from England took this extraordinary picture of a weasel that rode on the back of a woodpecker.


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