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17 things we wouldn't have without the internet

Not just cat videos, honest.

AH, THE INTERNET. What was life like before it, eh? Pretty boring and with a distinct lack of cat videos, that’s for sure.

This year marks the 30th birthday of the modern-day internet, thanks to the invention of the TCP/IP protocol (we’re not sure what it means either but we’re hoping it stands for ‘Total Cat Performance’).

So in honour of this big year, we thought we would take a look at the many things we simply wouldn’t have without the internet.

Without the internet, we wouldn’t…

1. Have this existential cat video


2. Be mesmerised by this Obama/Beyonce gif

Click right here to view it in all its glory

3. Be able to watch this video over and over and over again


4. See these lads mooning on Google Street View

Google Street View

5. Be astounded by incredibly elaborate lip-dub wedding proposals


6. Have fallen in love with Boo


7. Watch videos of Japanese cats


8. Sneer at rich people showing off


9. Find out whatever happened to the original members of pop bands

Fox News

10. Know how many people spell the world ‘cologne’ wrong

There are even more here…

11. Ask stupid questions and get back stupid answers

The Yahoo Answers Tumblr

12. Get Rickrolled by Rick Astley


13. Get a response like this from a politician

The Yahoo Answers Tumblr

14. Watch lots and lots of compilations of people making eejits of themselves


15. Be able to watch the Den without hunting for old video tapes


16. Find out there are people who sell dead squirrels riding snakes


17. Have this amazing film

(Frank Schenk/YouTube)

What else wouldn’t we have without the internet?

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