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The 25 Worst Things To Ever Happen On The Web

11/03/2014 09:48 GMT | Updated 12/03/2014 15:59 GMT

The World Wide Web is a strange thing.

Created 25 years ago by Sir Tim Berners-Lee at Cern, the original aim of the web was merely to help physicists share data for science, or whatever.

Two-and-a-half decades later, the WWW has mutated to the point where it pretty much comprises, contains or explains the entirety of human cultural and intellectual endeavour. Which is why it's all the more inexplicable that so much of it is so unutterably awful.

Whether it's GIFs that aren't funny, pictures that can't be explained, conspiracy theories that nobody should have ever spent more than five seconds thinking about or just something really stupid said on Facebook, there really are large swathes of the internet that are just totally indefensible.

Here are 25 of the most egregious things for which we're still demanding satisfaction, and, where possible, compensation.