DON’T YOU hate it when your kids are playing in the yard and are suddenly set upon by 30 – 50 feral hogs?
We can’t say this has ever happened to us but it seems to be a serious problem in certain parts of rural America.
William McNabb replied to a tweet which called for gun control asking how he could protect his children from the “30-50 feral hogs” which run into the yard within minutes of them beginning to play, without the use of an assault weapon.
Legit question for rural Americans - How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?
— Willie McNabb 🐗 (@WillieMcNabb) August 4, 2019
While this may happen, the utter insanity of the sentence provoked internet users to react in the only way they know how.
I got 99 problems and feral hogs are 30-50 of them
— WeRateHogs (@hog_rates) August 6, 2019
Alright, we’ve got to get this straight because people seem confused-
if you’re 1-17 you’re Gen Z
If you’re 17-30 you’re Millenials
If you’re 30-50 you’re feral hogs and best not touch my children
— Nicholas Kole (@FromHappyRock) August 6, 2019
Within 3-5 minutes, memes, jokes and even poems relating to the feral hogs were flooding the Twitterverse, resulting in one of 2019’s weirdest and most hilarious internet trends.
— 𝔩𝔞𝔲𝔯𝔞 🐀 (@subarustebens) August 5, 2019
— hawktom (@thomasquires) August 6, 2019
“30-50 feral hogs” day is one of the great days in the history of Twitter. pic.twitter.com/RJTGrqXO8R
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) August 5, 2019
And when I say poems I mean poems
I have battled
that were in
the front yard
saving my children
they were delicious
and so 30-50#feralhogs
— Audrey Anderson Duckett (@aeande) August 6, 2019
Some jokes had a bit of sophistication to them...
Legit question for medieval saints - How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my room within 3-5 mins while I am doing holy things?
(BnF, MS Français 50, f. 265v) pic.twitter.com/nFXgKvdCq6
— Erik Wade (@erik_kaars) August 6, 2019
I am a:
🔘 30-50 feral hogs
🔘 a yard with unsupervised small children to run in to within 3-5 minutes
— Tantrum Eel (@BarbiturateCat) August 5, 2019
ME: come over
30-50 FERAL HOGS: can't
ME: my small kids have been playing in the yard for 3-5 mins
30-50 FERAL HOGS: pic.twitter.com/Ug001ArgyL
— Hoodie Skull (@spookyDichotomy) August 6, 2019
— meatt (@Catthevv) August 6, 2019
my small kids: *playing*
30-50 feral hogs: pic.twitter.com/fQz1Xt8mfm
— chloeigh (@lassmasta) August 5, 2019
— Caris (@CarisShmaris) August 5, 2019
Celebrities got involved...
how do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) August 5, 2019
kids, edging towards the front door:
kids, cautiously opening the front door:
Feral hogs: pic.twitter.com/yEKGxqvo7K
— B. Bolander (@BBolander) August 5, 2019
Some people took a musical route...
[To the tune of “Take My Breath Away”] 30 feral hogs
— burger queen foot lettuce (@GraceSpelman) August 6, 2019
take me down to the paradise city
where the hogs are feral and there's 30-50
— 🦕 dan 🦕 (@nomiddlesliders) August 5, 2019
me: guys what the fuck is this whole feral hog thing idgi
me 30-50 seconds later: cut my life into pieces / these are my feral hogs
— Amanda Richards (@amandakater) August 6, 2019
National Geographic Magazine got pranked...
— iancanwrite (@iancanwrite) August 6, 2019
And the Natural History Museum used the opportunity to educate people about the world’s new favourite animal.
Feral hogs are domestic pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus) that have either escaped or been released into the wild, and animals that have descended from such populations. pic.twitter.com/DWJUceudXq
— Natural History Museum⁷ (@NHM_London) August 6, 2019
30-50 feral hogs seems set to go down in meme history, and as usually happens with things like this, will probably get a lot more popular and downright weird before the trend abates.
At least it's making people happy. For about 3-5 minutes. Until 30-50 feral hogs run into their yard.