2010 was a great year for innovation. Apple released the iPad, Kickstarter opened its site to aspiring entrepreneurs, and the Semi-Supervised Algorithm for Sarcasm Identification was invented at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for, you know, reasons. This was also the year One Direction was formed at X Factor.
It’s been eight years since Harry, Louis, Liam, Niall and (sigh) Zayn met in the British talent search show and the internet is celebrating that glorious day. After seven months of Twitter inactivity, the band’s official account @onedirection tweeted lyrics from their albums, and the fans were shocked. Could this mean a reunion? Are they releasing a super secret album? What’s next for RBB and SBB? (If you know this, you deserve an OG pass.)
To celebrate One Direction’s anniversary, we rounded up some of our fave stories from the past.