Know Your Meme has put together the chart above to demonstrate their theory on how we all ended up becoming pony obsessed fiends.
It does appear to be pretty accurate!
Have Rainbows and friendship been locked away deep within our minds for years now? Only released when the "time is right" and everyone else is doing it?
Truly this is a perplexing conundrum.
Maybe Friendship is Magic really was the final nail in the coffin.
Anyway, back to reading about multi-color equines handling multi-dimentional devices for the betterment of ponies everywhere (This story is awesome btw).