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It's no secret Aaron Rodgers hasn't thrown an interception at Lambeau Field in a long time ... a really long time.

So long, in fact, Rodgers doesn't even remember throwing it.

Chances are Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith, who picked him off, remembers it clearly. But that is neither here nor there. Since that flea-flicker on Dec. 2, 2012, Rodgers has been busy setting NFL records.

He heads into Sunday's game against St. Louis having thrown 612 passes and 52 touchdowns in the 1,043 days since his last interception at Lambeau. That stretch accounts for 19 straight home games (including the playoffs).

So what was the world like in 2012, when some people were interpreting the Mayan calendar to mean the world was ending? Allow us to remind you:

LINSANITY Jeremy Lin rose to stardom as "Linsanity" took over the New York Knicks and the NBA. The New York Times dubbed him the team's "most popular player in a decade."

Jeremy Lin Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images

RG3 Robert Griffin III led the Washington Redskins to an NFC East title and earned 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

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GANGNAM STYLE "Gangnam Style" was to 2012 as "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" is to 2015. The quirky dance craze set the record for most-viewed YouTube video at that time.

Gangnam StyleTom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

MICHAEL PHELPS The American swimmer, in his third Olympics, won four gold medals at the London Games. What does one do with 18 total gold medals?

Michael PhelpsAl Bello/Getty Images

DWIGHT HOWARD Yep, this guy spent one season with the Lakers until Kobe Bryant sent him packing for Houston. Purely speculation, of course.

Dwight HowardRonald Martinez/Getty Images

JOHNNY MANZIEL Johnny Football became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, and subsequently a bona fide member of Drake's posse. Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o finished a distant second. Te'o would be the center of a "catfish" controversy soon after.

Johnny ManzielMike Zarrilli/Getty Images

MILEY CYRUS Miley Cyrus switched up her look drastically in 2012, ushering in a new era for the songstress. Hey, she's just being Miley ...  

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Before Saturday's St. Louis Rams-Cleveland Browns game, Twitter user @SquareKnight made the type of playful, hyperbolic statement that Twitter lives and breathes on:


You know what happened: In the fourth quarter of the Rams' 33-14 win, Sam followed @SquareKnight's tweet to a T.


But then there was that thing about the promise of drinks ...



Internet trolls, as they do, also had their say, prompting a clarification:


Still, despite negativity from frustrated fellow Twitter users who wanted a free beer, this story has a pretty happy ending:




The man, who did not want to be named, said he is donating $500.

Information from Darren Rovell was used in this report.

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