All the strange ways people found out about Queen Elizabeth II's death via the internet

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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.

SEE ALSO: Queen Elizabeth II has died aged 96. Here's what happens now.

We've gathered some of the most surprising ways people found out, from memes to brand tweets.

From the official British Kebab Awards account:

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From an American Girl Doll meme account on Instagram:

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From a genuine attempt at flirting:

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While just trying getting their groove on:

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At a concert by girl group LOONA in Amsterdam:

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From The Onion:

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From the Twitter account that posts about all the famous people Liza Minelli has outlived:

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Through a Trisha Paytas conspiracy theory:

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Via their dad, who is more concerned about whether he'll get to see the next episode of The Great British Bake Off:

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Through notorious Instagram gossip site the Shade Room:

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From a Destiel meme on Tumblr:

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And from iconic British pop duo and twins Jedward, who somehow posted the news one minute before the BBC:

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