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Sad Keanu Meme Accidentally Makes It Into Ukrainian Textbook

We all inherently know that sweet, sweet Keanu Reeves belongs in the annals of history, but his recent appearance in a Ukrainian history textbook was decidedly unintentional - and is receiving a lot of attention on Twitter. According to the BBC, Twitter user @jigsawdeaad was perusing the textbook and spotted Sad Keanu in a famous photo of New York iron workers taking a break from building a skyscraper. 

Though most people on Twitter shared the photo in the spirit of humor and because, well, Keanu, some people were not so pleased with the error. On Facebook, some people expressed their disappointment that publications are relying on quick Google searches to fill the educational tomes. While the publishing company claims the error came from one of their designers, the book's author, Ihor Schupak, came out to express that he'd been well aware of the blunder.

"When the designer who worked with me on the book's illustrations showed me that photo with Keanu Reeves, I didn't notice that small detail at first," he wrote on Facebook after the photoshopped photo was noticed and widely reported in Ukraine. "But when I understood the meme, I decided to keep it."

Whether or not that story is true, the whole thing is incredibly entertaining. And just more proof that Keanu Reeves is immortal. 


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Twenty-Seven Eastern European Memes And Pics To Czech Out

Eastern European food often gets a bad rap for being bland and containing nothing but meat and potatoes. Well, the second part of that might be true, but If you've never tried cabbage rolls, potato pancakes, or cheese pastries, then get on that right now because you're majorly missing out. 

Anyway, now that you're nice and hungry, scroll through some of these (very stereotypical) memes about life in Eastern Europe!

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'Influencers' Are Getting Roasted For Attention-Seeking Chernobyl Photo Ops

Chernobyl has been on the minds of pretty much everyone as the HBO drama regarding the nuclear disaster has become the most popular show on television. The program is being lauded as a bleak masterpiece by most critics. Unfortunately, this attention has done more than stimulate tv-watching brains and educate the masses. The show and disaster seem to have piqued the interest of attention-hungry Instagram "influencers," who have been taking some pretty heinous selfies in Pripyat, Ukraine. Thankfully, when people on Twitter see dumbasses, they're not afraid to call them out. And boy, are these roasts entertaining. 

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36 Chernobyl Memes To Help You Deal With The Bleakest Show On TV

HBO's Chernobyl is probably the network's most popular offering since Game Of Thrones' controversial series finale. The bleak miniseries is an in depth look at the real-life nuclear disaster in modern-day Ukraine. The series is understandably dark, and memers have been taking the difficult themes and lightening them up with witty memes as well as incredibly dumb shitposts. Here are some of the best we've seen so far. 

And find some more Chernobyl memes or check out some eerie Chernobyl pics from the nuclear plant itself after it has be abandoned for so many years.

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28 Unsettling Photos From Chernobyl That'll Give You Goosebumps

These haunting photos show the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The incident occurred in the now-abandoned Pripyat, Ukraine and required the evacuation of 40,000 residents. All image context provided by Imgur user ex9gagger

EDIT: An HBO Mini-series about the Chernobyl Disaster was released in 2019 and as a result there were many Chernobyl memes that came out around that time as a result of people learning more about the worst nuclear disaster in history. Even Russian president Vladimir Putin's media had a tough time handling the exposure that the Chernobyl miniseries caused about an event that's been covered-up and hushed-up from the moment it happened. The continued Russian reluctance to recognizing the severity of the disaster, and constant Russian attempts to suppress information about the subsequent mishandling has caused a sort of Streisand Effect and added to the mystique and allure of the otherwise taboo subject. Russian authorities were so worried with the...wait for it...fallout (pun intended) that they made the disaster worse than had they just admitted their mistakes right away.

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The Kepler Astroseismic Science Consortium has a funding project called the Pale Blue Dot Project, which allows anyone to purchase naming rights to a star for the astronomically (see what I did there?) low price of $10.00. A group of Ukrainian astronomers did just that, and elected to name a star "Putin-Huilo," with "huilo" being Ukrainian slang for "d-ckhead," "a-hole," or "dipsh-t."

The astronomers got the name from Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia's now-famous outburst in June, in which he yelled "Putin is a d*ckhead!" in front of an angry crowd outside the Russian embassy in Kiev. The diss may seem rather pedestrian to the rest of us, but it's rather unique coming from a government official. The Kremlin called for Deshchytsia's resignation after the outburst, to which Deshchytsia presumably replied "lol no."