Remember the good ol' days? When MTV still showed music videos, and nobody had cell phones? Well, here are some pics and gifs that will take you to a time before Elon Musk and Grimes were the talk of the town. Before our hearts were ripped out by Infinity War - and way before 10-year-olds had credit cards and cell phones.
If your timeline is anything like ours, it's completely infested with memes about Netflix's Bird Box. The Sandra Bullock-powered thriller has already been watched by over 45 million accounts. It's no wonder that the movie (which has received very mixed reviews) is receiving the royal meme treatment on Twitter and beyond.
But Bird Box isn't the only acclaimed film that took audiences by storm, along with the obligatory memes. Shrek and its 3 sequels (with one incoming) were the epitome of growing up in the 90s / early 2000s. Whether you were 5 or 50, Shrek was a delight and had humor made for everyone. Some might say its a bit ogre-rated, but I would say it deserves the acclaim. Keep cackling with some of these hilarious Shrek memes, or see how Shrek has really been integrated into everything, literally everything.
Two pictures originally posted to twitter by @san-kaido have received a great deal of attention for seeming to show daisies mutated by the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown.
Reddit posted the pictures and it grew wild from there.
Was this mutation really caused by the Fukushima disaster, in which three of the site's six nuclear reactors melted down after the plant was hit by a tsunami?
Depending on which source you most believe, the majority of outlets trying to find an answer to that question have diagnosed those gross flowers up there with suffering from a condition called fascination.
Fasciation (or cresting) is a relatively rare condition of abnormal growth in vascular plants in which the apical meristem (growing tip), which normally is concentrated around a single point and produces approximately cylindrical tissue, instead becomes elongated perpendicularly to the direction of growth, thus, producing flattened, ribbon-like, crested, or elaborately contorted tissue.
It says that fascination can be caused by hormonal imbalances, random genetic mutations or bacterial and viral infections.
Now those all sound like things that could be caused by an even like the Fukushima disaster, but Snopes came along and determined that those daisies were probably suffering from a rare but natural mutation.
While radiation from the Fukushima disaster in 2011 certainly has had an impact on the plant life in the surrounding area, the above-displayed photograph doesn't necessarily show the mutation of daisies due to nuclear radiation. It is much more likely that this image simply displays an example of fasciation.
They also showed some other daisies suffering from the same cruel trick of nature that grew nowhere near Fukushima, or any nuclear disaster site.
Like this ugly Dutch one from 2010:
Or this picture from Island Park, Idaho:
Sorry folks, it seems life doesn't always follow the science of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.
In the Oprah Show's fifth season, at the height of their popularity in pop culture the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had an entire show dedicated to them. Not only did Oprah interview the guys, but they also performed several songs off their new tour, got a visit from April, confronted Shredder and took questions from the audience.
How's this for a kick in the 90's feels?