Memes are social ideas and cultural symbols which are able to spread virally, with the basic intent of getting people to laugh or to make fun of them.
The content of the meme usually is something of minor everyday significance: urban legends jokes about dad, TV and movie references, oddities about humans and animals. Memes can in rare cases, be profound music and art curiosities, and also philosophical ideas.
What makes a meme noteworthy, is its infectious nature: It’s very character is sufficient to cause them to be spread via social media, photo-sharing, email, and people. Here are some well-known examples: