After 11 years as a subreddit, r/memes has finally broken [**10 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS**](

To help you comprehend (or maybe confuse you) just how stupidly massive this is, consider this:
* We are the 48th largest reddit community!
* If we were to form a country, we’d be the **88th largest country**, between Jordan and Portugal
* 10,000,000 seconds is nearly **4 months**, while 10,000,000 minutes is 228 months, or **19 years!**
* If every user joined together and held hands in a line at the equator, we’d get 25% the way around the world!

Truly awesome!

To celebrate, we’re asking our users (that’s you!!) to help us design a cool new subreddit icon! It can be 10m themed, include or exclude sadcat, or be something new! The only stipulation we ask is that it does not reference current events (for example, if we hit 10m last year, it would still make sense to have), is square, and at least over 300×300 pixels.

Depending on the number of submissions, we will try to award every original suggestion! Top 5 picks will get our “Moderator Approved Award” (1 month reddit premium, or platinum). Top three will receive an additional two, top two another, and first place an additional. So the break down of awards is 1st: 4 months, 2nd: 3 months, 3rd: 2 months, 4th/5th: 1 month, 6th onward tbd…

To enter in the competition, simply post your icon suggestion to your reddit profile, imgur, or another hosting site and link it in the stickied comment below! Use the rest of the thread to share your fun 10 million fact or just hang out!

Once again, on behalf of the mod team of r/memes, thank you for being an awesome community! Here’s to the next 10 million!! Cheers!

Edit: for those non artistic out there, we’ll award our top three favorite 10 million facts in the comments too 🙂 Enjoy!

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  1. Thanks to u/Sun_Beams, I found out my previous calculations were wrong, so I’m redoing them.

    I took the average number of posts uploaded from the previous five days, which gives an average of 8,946 posts uploaded per day. I then did the math:

    ~373 per hour
    ~8,946 per day
    ~268,380 per month
    ~3,220,560 per year
    ~9,661,680 per 3 years

    I then calculated how long it’d take for 10 million memes would be posted:

    (With the current average of meme uploads,) It would take about 3 years, 1 month, 7 days, 19 hours, and 33 minutes for another 10 million memes to be posted to r/memes.

  2. This subreddit was created in 2008
    This subreddit was at 69k members in mid 2016, and had moved at an average of around 10k users each year.
    This subreddit began to rapidly expand from that point, rising by 100k users in a single year in increasing amount as time passed and memes gained popularity.
    This subreddit reached finally reached 1 million in April 2018, almost 10 years after its creation.
    This is when the subreddit began to experience some truly incredible growth. At the beginning of 2019, the subreddit was at 2.75 million users.
    At the beginning of this year, we were at 7.6 million users, almost 5 million users in 12 months.
    Now. It’s 2020, and most of us are still at home in quarantine. It’s May 2020, and we’ve finally reached 10 million.

  3. It would take me if I blinked the normal person avg of 28,880 times per day:

    ~347 days to blink 10 million times

    ~8330 hours to blink 10 million times

    ~499680 minutes to blink 10 million times

    ~29980800 seconds to blink 10 million times


    Congrats on 10 million!

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