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A picture of an egg becomes the most-liked Instagram post ever

By midian182 · 13 replies
Jan 14, 2019
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  1. The photo comes from the ‘Egg Gang’ account, aptly named ‘world_record_egg,’ which currently has just one post and 3.1 million followers. The image was posted with the sole aim of beating the previous most-liked Instagram picture: Kylie Jenner’s newborn daughter holding her mother’s finger. Jenner's post also announced the baby’s name—Stormi Webster—and has over 18.3 million likes.

    "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," reads the egg post. It was uploaded on January 4th and beat Jenner's on Sunday when it passed the 18 million mark.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    stormi webster

    A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

    According to BuzzFeed News, the account is being run by "Henrietta" — a chicken from the British countryside. "Eugene is my egg," she 'told' the site via email, which must have been awkward to type without fingers. The chicken added that the success came because "the power of the egg is strong."

    “I saw this as a challenge to beat it. It was nothing personal."

    Jenner didn’t seem annoyed at being beaten by an egg, responding with a video of her cracking one onto the ground.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Take that little egg

    A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

    Unsurprisingly, a number of other accounts have now appeared that are trying to ride the egg’s success, including one that purportedly shows its mother (currently on 47 likes), and another containing some scrambled egg (22 likes).

    In some social media news that isn’t egg-related, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa last week posted the most retweeted message on Twitter, though he was offering a near $10,000 incentive to 100 randomly selected people who spread his words.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,212   +2,676

    Add another one, and suddenly you're perverse. Go figure. Mentality of a hoard, fickle and non-sensible.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
    Underdog likes this.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,014   +1,409

    Proof there are 28.5 million bored 11 to 16 year old kids who can't leave their phones alone.
     
    Humza, veLa, pit1209 and 3 others like this.
  4. Unusual Kmc

    Unusual Kmc TS Rookie

    Remind me.

    who thought that this would be a good, original idea?
     
  5. OutlawCecil

    OutlawCecil TS Guru Posts: 568   +410

    I want the last 5 minutes of my life back...
     
  6. fl21289

    fl21289 TS Booster Posts: 91   +73

    Another reason why I deleted all social media over a year ago...
     
  7. Underdog

    Underdog TS Booster Posts: 89   +49

    Amazing how the simple things please the simple minded.
     
  8. ShagnWagn

    ShagnWagn TS Guru Posts: 537   +367

    LeoLancaster likes this.
  9. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,747   +3,168

    Well, that answers the age old question of which came first ..... wonder if there are any chicken pictures out there?
     
  10. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 738   +368

    I wasn't aware chickens could even lay eggs (I thought that was hens), never mind have a solid grasp of the English language. A very under-appreciated species. And a delicious species.
     
  11. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,692   +1,126

    Someone with nothing but a single post and no other background, was able to have their tweet (Whatever this was) liked by almost 33 million people (By the tame the post picture was taken), and all you can say are a couple of bad puns about it and calling people simple minded?

    Geez... are we really in a tech forum?
     
  12. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 840   +278

    You might find this hard to believe, but I really don't give a damn.
     
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,189   +4,854

    That seems to be changing.
     
  14. Fearghast

    Fearghast TS Booster Posts: 42   +31

    Not really sure if you mean the egg or the Instagram in general.
     

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