By now, you’ve heard about the egg, which outshone a photo of Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi, on Sunday as the most-liked post on Instagram.
But who did the egg? Whose dumb but eventually successful hypothesi was this?
Here’s what we know so far 😛 TAGEND
1. The egg chronicle incumbent goes by “Henrietta.”
Henrietta is, according to a report from BuzzFeed News, a “chicken from the British countryside.”
2. The note incumbent, nonetheless, claims to live in London.
“I’m an individual living in London, ” the detail owner told The Independentearlier this week . They also revealed that they only have 400 followers on their personal Instagram account.
Sources close to Mashable have also independently confirmed that the egg is a man who lives in the London area.
3. The egg’s name is Eugene, allegedly.
In some interrogations, the chronicle owner goes by the name Eugene, bypassing the whole “Henrietta” schtick entirely.
4. The person who did the egg was participating in dry January at the time.
Nothing engenders invention like suddenly not drinking.
5. Follower of the egg are called the “Egg Gang.”
6. The egg accounting follows 928 histories and two hashtags.
The hashtags are #WSHH — WorldStarHipHop — and #FatBoySSE, who is a rapper from New Jersey.
7. Supreme Patty is a suspect.
So far, the only public figure to have implied responsibility for the egg is Supreme Patty, an Instagram star who inhales hot sauce and is known for squeezing lemon juice into his own eyes. While Patty didn’t claim he did the egg outright, one of his friends did say so in a TMZ interview.( This is, of course, to be taken with a lemon-sized grain of salt .)
For what it’s worth, we do not reckon Supreme Patty did the egg. It’s more likely that he’s simply capitalizing on the large-scale meme of the moment. He did get an egg tattoo, though, so kudos on committing to the bit. And the egg does follow him on Instagram.
We’ve reached out to Supreme Patty and will inform this upright if we listen back.
8. Okay, the egg accounting says it’s not Supreme Patty.
In an Instagram story posted on Tuesday, @world_record_egg claimed the TMZ story was bogus. “We’re still anonymous. Fake news, ” they wrote.
So we guess it’s not Supreme Patty. Stay chanted for more egg updates.
This tale is developing …
UPDATE: Jan. 16, 2019, 1:34 p.m. ET This floor was updated to include information regarding the egg’s Instagram Story as well as the hashtags it follows.
UPDATE: Jan. 17, 2019, 10:03 a.m. ET This fib was updated to confirm the egg’s city of residence.