The Internet Collectively Finds This Chris Columbus Meme To Be Gold

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I Came Looking For Copper And I Found Gold is an image macro of Christopher Columbus staring and three ships on the ocean featuring the top text “I came looking for copper” and the bottom text “and I found gold.” The text was initially added to the 2010 illustration in Spanish in 2017 and became a popular reaction image for English-speakers soon after on Reddit and Twitter.

Origin

On February 11th, 2010, the illustration of Christopher Columbus was used in an article called “Columbus Sets Off For Pakistan, Discovers Mumbai, Asked To Apologize” on the news parody site Faking News (shown below).


On March 29th, 2017, the earliest known iteration of the image including text was published in a collection of memes titled “Pokémon GO: crueles memes se burlan de los que no atraparon un Magikarp shiny” on the site Peru (shown below, left). On May 24th, 2017, HentaiHaven user YoDaddy posted the first English version in the comment section of one video (shown below, right).

Cómo cuando abres pokémon Go para encontrar un lapras pero te sale un magikarp shiny Vine buscando cobre y encontré oro Text Photo caption Forehead Nose Human YoDaddy • 3 years ago monster girls are the best :3 I CAME LOOKING FOR COPPER AND FOUND GOLD memegenerator.es Photo caption Forehead Text Nose Chin Poster Human Movie Cheek Font

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On August 8th, 2018, Redditor dabausman posted the image with the caption, “when you google a homework question and you find the answers to the entire worksheet” to r/memeeconomy. The post received over 1,400 points (95% upvoted) in two years (shown below, left). On October 18th, 2019, Facebook user I am Rocker/Metalhead posted the meme with a Metalica related caption which gained over 270 reacts (shown below, right).


When you google a homework question and you find the answers to the entire worksheet I CAME LOOKING FOR COPPER AND I FOUND GOLD Tmaflin Text Photo caption 12 year old me discovering early- metallica after hearing
On March 9th, 2020, Twitter user @theMemesBot posted screenshots of a scene from the anime Gamers and added the reaction image (shown below). The tweet accumulated over 160 likes in three months.
Memes Bot etheMemesBot from my copper quest, i found i treasure DO YOU WANT TO BE MY FRIEND? SORRY BUT IONLY SEE YOU AS A BOYERIEND! I CAME LOOKING FOR COPPER AND I FOUND GOLD 1:33 AM - Mar 9, 2020

Various Examples

Man Hunting For Friend's Lost Wedding Ring Finds Gold Coins Worth £100,000 ICAME LOOKING FOR COPPER ANDI FOUND GOLD imgflip.com Forehead Nose Photo caption But have hearts anyway I CAME LOOKING FOR COPPER AND I FOUND GOLD Text Font Cartoon Me going to high school expecting to be lonely and sad, but finding my bf instead I CAME LOOKING FOR COPPER ANDI FOUND GOLD Text Photo caption 10 year old me misspelling corn and putting a p where the c was by accident: I CAME LOOKING FOR COPPER AND I FOUND GOLD mgtlip.com J. R. R. Tolkien Text Photo caption Will Smith hosts Meme Review 20,604,436 views it 1.6M 1 27K Download 720 - SHARE + SAVE *but exactly I CAME LOOKING FOR COPPER AND I FOUND GOLD Facial expression Nose Forehead Human y f  data-src=

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