The passing of Queen Elizabeth II is an unprecedented event. The 96-year-old was older than most people ever hope to be, and was both the oldest living monarch (as of 2015) and the second longest-ruling sovereign monarch of all time.
What is also unprecedented is the infinite number of ways people heard about her death. Between official publications and tweets to text messages and even the radio, it is almost impossible to predict where people first learned the news.
We've gathered some of the most surprising ways people found out, from memes to brand tweets.