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Ate my balls was an early example of an Internet meme.

In the late 1990s, many web pages were created to depict a particular celebrity or fictional character's relish for eating testicles. Often, the site would consist of a humorous story or comic featuring edited photos about the titular individual eating testicles. The photo editing was often crude, a reflection of the state of software at the time.

The fad was started in 1996 by Nehal Patel, a student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a "Mr. T Ate My Balls" web page. [1] It has now all but fallen out of popular Internet culture. Most of the "Ate my balls" pages have been taken down. In 2008, artists Drew and Natalie Dee created a website called "Andrew Zimmern Ate My Balls" in reference to the host of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, which features animal testicles as culinary dishes on certain episodes.

References in law

The "Ate my balls" meme was referenced in the legal dispute Beck v. Eiland-Hall.

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Ate my balls was an early example of an Internet meme. In the late 1990s, some web pages were created to depict a particular celebrity or fictional character's relish for eating testicles. Often, the site would consist of a humorous story or comic featuring edited photos about the titular individual eating testicles. The photo editing was often crude, a reflection of the state of software at the time.

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History

The fad was started in 1996 by Nehal Patel, a student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a "Mr. T Ate My Balls" web page. [1] It has now all but fallen out of popular Internet culture. Most of the "Ate my balls" pages have been taken down.

References in other media

Dave Barry made note of the "Ate my balls" phenomenon in his 1996 book Dave Barry in Cyberspace. The "Ate my balls" meme was also referenced in the legal dispute Beck v. Eiland-Hall.

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