In honor of its 10th anniversary: 9 ways 'Twilight' changed the world

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Happy 10th anniversary, "Twilight!"

As we all know, the "Twilight" saga, written by Stephanie Meyer, was kind of a big deal. Not only did every single one of the novels end up as best-sellers, the film adaptations broke records at the box office and the "Twilight" fandom became perhaps the greatest fandom to ever grace the planet. The world became obsessed with vampires, ware-wolves, love triangles and forbidden romance.

As today, October 5 marks the 10-year anniversary of the day "Twilight" was first published, we compiled a list of ways "Twilight" forever changed the world as we know it.

1. 1.3 million copies of the book were sold in the first day:

2. Without Twilight, hand model Kimbra Hickey wouldn't have made her career with the book's cover shoot:

3. We knew it was a big deal when the Twilight Saga's Facebook page got over 45 million followers:

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4. And then Kristen Stuart and Robert Patterson signed on to star in the book's film adaptations:

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5. And the film made $400 million worldwide:

6. The novel was such a big part of people's lives that they got 'Twilight' tattoos:

7. It paved the way for the plethora of teen paranormal romances:

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8. And love triangles in young-adult fiction:

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9. Finally, without "Twilight," the "Fifty Shades of Grey" craze wouldn't exist, and the world would never be the same:

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