The irony of perpetuating a fairly pointless topic with yet another article doesn’t miss us, but hey, the Internet, amirite? You’ve probably already seen this infamous egg, or even liked the photo on Instagram. If you haven’t, smh tbh. That’s millennial speak for we don’t quite know whether to commend you for consciously regulating your social media usage, or tell you to get out from under that rock.
@world_record_egg was laid with the sole purpose to beat out then most liked post on Instagram: baby Jenner’s baby Stormi. It has since surpassed it by more than double the amount of likes. EGG GANG has amassed over 5 million followers (roughly the size of our population) with a singular post, and has gone on to—Lord help us—avail official merch.
Truly, a sign of times. While Jenner has responded to the egg and subsequently moved on with life, there is nothing particularly meme-worthy about the egg. We’re all for the power of the digital reach, but what are the intentions behind the supporting an everyday object over the birth of a reality TV child? We’re not ruling one more necessarily important than the other, nor do we want to be one of those articles that over-analyse lighthearted trends, but it does make one think, doesn’t it?
‘Phenomenons’ like these automatically make us picture explaining the situation to our ancestors if they were alive today.
What’s so great about this egg?
Mmmm I dunno.
The last time we were obsessed with an egg, it was a lazy Japanese one. Still, it’s great that eggs are getting the most of the spotlight. Eggs are pretty damn great. Just look at the number of ways you can prepare it. It’s practically the protein of potatoes. Okay enough about eggs. What do you think the next big thing will be?