Gigglebit: 5 memes mark the first day of Lent

18 Feb 2015

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Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic’s daily dose of the funny and fantastic in science and tech, to help start your day on a lighter note.

Today marks the first day of Lent, the time many Christian denominations give up things they enjoy in the six weeks before Easter, traditionally as a way of remembering the 40 days Christ fasted in the desert and as a test of self-discipline.

The internet hasn’t forgotten it’s Lent, either. The following handful of memes have a bit of fun with the struggle that comes with giving things up and the declarations by others that they have taken on the challenge.

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