Just a few weeks ago, an eggs-traordinary phenomenon occurred. A plain old egg received the most likes on Instagram, currently holding the world record at more than 51.5 million likes. While it may be depressing to see that even an egg can egg-quire more likes than your selfies, there is an explanation behind this phenomenon.
On the fateful day the egg was introduced to Instagram, the post of the egg was captioned: “Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked post on Instagram. Beating the current world record held by Kylie Jenner (18 million)! We got this ?”
The account that posted the egg is @world_record_egg. However, it is still unknown who the real owner is behind the account, leaving this mystery as another case to crack in the future. Regardless of who actually came up with the idea of setting an egg as a new viral trend, the real question remains: why did an egg, of all things, receive the most likes on Instagram? The answer may be in the caption of the post itself. Whether or not everyone who liked the picture was a fan of Kylie Jenner, some people’s extreme dislike of the Kardashians could have been a factor that played into acquiring more likes for the egg, and therefore exceeding Kylie Jenner’s post of her daughter Stormi by a shocking 33.5 million. If not, the extraordinary amount of likes could have just been nothing more than genuine human curiosity to see if a world record could be attained, leading to the eggs-treme number of likes to an undeserving egg.
Though this incident may further prove the growing speculation that young people have nothing better to do nowadays other than promoting nonsensical things online with a sense of humor that seems to get worse every year—an example of which is promoting grocery products into viral sensations (among them: the egg, the bread, and some can even argue the potato)—on the sunny side of things, this indicates that all hope is not lost for humanity. Because, as it turns out, we can still work together to achieve something if we really put our minds to it—even if that something is as eggs-traneous as giving an egg the most likes on Instagram.
Now think about how great it would be if this same sense of enthusiasm to cooperate could be applied to other, more pressing matters. I wonder then, if truly important issues could be solved, or at least tackled, with the same efficiency as the combined undertaking of liking a mere egg’s picture.
On that eggs-citing note…who’s ready to create a world_record_bread?