What is Story Behind 241543903?
241543903 (a.k.a “Heads in Freezers”) is a numerical keyword related to a photo meme in which people take photos with their heads in the freezer and share them online.
The Google search for 241543903 revealed numerous images of people with their heads in freezers.
Why do people tag these photos of heads in freezers with the number “241543903”? How is it that these images are so influential? All of those questions will be answered in this article.
How did the phenomenon of heads in freezers begin?
Tags of 241543903 were first used in 2009 on Tumblr, a popular social networking site. Originally posted via his Flickr account, David Horvitz posted a photo of his head in a freezer entitled “241543903”.
Some days after that, a numeric sequence with the same sequence number became part of a Tumblr post with the following instructions: “.Take a picture of your head in a freezer.” Post the picture on the Internet. The idea is to tag the photo with 241543903, which will become apparent when you search for it.
The tag “241543903” was used as a hashtag for images that were taken in a freezer. By doing this, everyone would be able to see each other’s images by searching “241543903”. This meme first appeared on Orkut, Google’s social network in Brazil. Horvitz shared his meme with a friend in Brazil, who distributed a hundred fliers to random young people. This is an unusual instance in which an internet meme spreads via IRL.
Horvitz explained in an interview that the idea first came to him after he suggested his sick friend Mylinh stick her head in a freezer. His refrigerator serial number, “241543903” is derived from a barcode on the package of frozen soba noodles and a bag of edamame that were stored in the freezer.
Resurgence in 2010
In Brazil and Japan – 241543903
With a large following in Japan and Brazil, “241543903” quickly became an international phenomenon. Horvitz gave credit to his Brazilian friend for its international success in an interview with Urlesque. After returning from New York in April 2009, Horvitz’ friend reportedly circulated the instructions by posting them on the street and passing them along to local youth.