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What is the origin of “6 to 8 weeks” and is it really the Crazy Frog?

Last week I was watching a TV show. During a dialog, one character asked the other something like "So how long will it take you to do it" and the answer was simply "6 to 8 weeks". This led me to ...
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Is there a joke about “Freehand Circles” that I'm oblivious to? [duplicate]

Someone commented one of my answers (on Arquade ) saying they down voted because of the lack of "freehand circles". Is this a joke? Could someone explain it? I don't think they actually did down ...
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Grammatically incorrect title repeatedly tricks people into editing it

I innocently edited the title of the question, I accidentally a whole fact table. Apparently, this kind of grammar with no verb is an internet meme. Because I was not familiar with said meme (which I ...
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Eeeek! Why do we tolerate “Eeeek!” in question titles?

Recently, I have noticed some question titles beginning with "Eeeek!" It's now become kind of a meme here in meta, but why are we tolerating this? Maybe I'm missing something, but it's not better ...
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Always Friday in Iceland? [duplicate]

Just because I can't find where this has been asked before, could someone explain the always-friday-in-iceland meme?
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as memes, which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral"). As ...
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What is the boat programming meme about? [duplicate]

I remember some time ago there was some huge problem regarding some question that had something to do with a boat, and I think I missed that topic completely. As I see it being mentioned every now and ...
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What is the jQuery/Greasemonkey of Server Fault? And what will it be for Super User? [closed]

As a long-time user of Stack Overflow, I have noticed that a certain answer seems to be the 'catch-all' answer for that website: jQuery. It seems that if you have any type of question related to a ...