By now, you’ve heard about the egg, which outstripped 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 idea was this?
Here’s what we know so far 😛 TAGEND
1. The egg note owner goes by “Henrietta.”
Henrietta is, according to a report from BuzzFeed News, a “chicken from the British countryside.”
2. The account incumbent, however, claims to live in London.
“I’m an individual living in London, ” the report owner told The Independentearlier the coming week . They too revealed that they only have 400 partisans 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 interviews, the note holder 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 breeds ingenuity like suddenly not drinking.
5. Follower of the egg are called the “Egg Gang.”
6. The egg chronicle follows 928 chronicles 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 red-hot sauce and is known for squeezing lemon juice into his own gazes. 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 guess Supreme Patty did the egg. It’s more likely that he’s just capitalizing on the large-hearted 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 update this pole if we listen back.
8. Okay, the egg chronicle 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 carolled for more egg updates.
This tale is developing …
UPDATE: Jan. 16, 2019, 1:34 p.m. ET This tale 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.