The internet can truly be an amazing place and that came into evidence as a Londoner has used a stock image of an egg to break the world record for the most popular picture on Instagram.
The “world record egg,” a photo of a plain egg with a white background, has tens of millions of likes and counting. That makes it the most-liked post of all time on the site.
An Instagram spokesperson confirmed , saying, “It’s true – an egg cracked the record. The most-liked photo on Instagram is now a post with an image of an egg from @world_record_egg. 2019 is going to be eggcellent!
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The owner of the “world record egg” account, who spoke to ABC via an email said he or she is an individual living in London.
In an email, the Instagram eggs-pert explained where the idea came from.
“While doing dry January I was sitting at home reading an article online about the top 20 Instagram posts of 2018,” the email reads. “I thought it would be an interesting experiment to try and beat the record with something as basic as possible.”
The “world-record-egg” Instagram account opened on January 4 and currently has 5.3 million followers. On Monday it gained a coveted blue “verified” tick on Instagram after several copycat accounts cropped up on the site.