The miracles are apparently still out of the world. Since Monday an ordinary stock photo of an egg has managed to get the most likes ever on the social media platform Instagram.
With almost 45 million likes (at the time of writing), the egg has thrown the picture of the newborn daughter of the American Kylie Jenner from the throne. Meanwhile, the references to the egg are omnipresent on various social media.
Under the spell of the egg
The account of this miraculous egg is called appropriately world_record_egg, where the goal was immediately clear. The photo of the egg is the only photo on the account so far and was posted on January 4, 2019. After just over a week, the egg already broke the record of Kylie Jenner and in the meantime, the photo has twice as many likes as the photo of Kylie, which is around 18 million. Meanwhile, the same picture has been published on Twitter, but for the time being it seems that the success story will be limited to Instagram.
Let’s set a world record together and get the most liked tweet on Twitter. Beating the current world record held by Barack Obama (3 million)! We got this ? #LikeTheEgg #EggSoldiers pic.twitter.com/NsiJG6s1h9
— world_record_egg (@worldrecordegg) January 12, 2019
However, that does not take away from the huge hype that the egg has created. You can hardly look at the website without finding a reference to the egg. First of all, there is the former queen of the platform, Kylie Jenner, who has posted a video of herself while she is trying to bake an egg on hot asphalt, which failed miserably.
In addition, there are now all kinds of accounts variations on the photo of the egg posting.
So Nintendo came out of the corner with a picture of his character Yoshi and Durex Colombia used the opportunity to promote condoms. The attempt to surpass the egg with a stock photo of a potato, however, does not seem to start immediately.