How The Hampsterdance Took Over The Internet, And Then The World

When historians sit down to write the strange tale of the 21st century, the internet will probably give them a lot of trouble.The original Hampsterdance website featured just four gifs repeated in rows.Take "The Hampsterdance" for instance: almost 20 years after this strange internet phenomenon got its start we all know the song by heart. And if you're old enough to remember the website, those dancing hamsters are burned into your brain. But why did we become obsessed with these adorable rodents? The answer is pretty surprising.It all started with Deirdre Lacarte, an art student who was