How Long Do Idiots Live? How Long Do Short People Live? The Google Meme Trend Explained
Jokes About Google results have been around for as long as Google has, from sarcastic Did You Mean jokes to localized jokes like Marathi Name of Tuna Fish. Don't Google pranks are evergreen too, but nothing is funnier than a funny Google result. That's how How Long Do Idiots Live jokes started. Here's a history of the joke in meme terms.
Where Does The "How Long Do Idiots Live" Joke Come From?
The "How Long Do Idiots Live" meme comes from it's predecessor, the How Old Is X joke. On February 3nd, 2017, a Reddit user posted a four-panel meme that showed Google results for how old Knuckles from Sonic is, showed how long echidnas live, and showed Knuckle's birthday, implying that it was his last.
The joke was timeless and hyper-exploitable, with Instagram page @dark.iron.gains posting a video following the format, showing the average lifespan of the Shiba Inu, the same breed as Doge.
How Many "How Long Do X Live" Memes Are There?
Guessing the age of idiots seems to be the obvious first move for a Google result prank, and people obliged.
@talia7377 I love doing pranks 😍 check the other one I did to my sister 😂 #CapCut #prank #fyp #friends #family #funny ♬ original sound – <Talia>
@girlie_violet0 #fypシ #virall #goviral #blowthisup #makemefamous #girlie_violet0 #abcxyz #dumb #howlongdoidiotslive#icarlyaffirmation #12 #15 ♬ L7 WEENIE – inactive
Another popular variant of the meme to emerge from the trend was "How Long Do Emos Live," with people pranking their emo friends with fake Google screenshots.
@hunqtu @kaylam4ree_ ♬ suara asli – gabut woi
@still_waiting_4_reply @izachbarratt he is prob 5'7 no joke #xyzbca #foryou #fypシ #shawty #midgetlife ♬ suara asli – gabut woi
How Can I Participate In The Meme Trend?
The formula for pranking your friend with this meme is simple; find a defining aspect of their personality, where it be being short, being emo, or just being an idiot. Then, photoshop a age result Google result for the query and make sure the upper margin of result is your friend's age. Finally, you send that image to your friend, along with your deepest condolences.
@tiannidevore17 @chloebeaudry1 ♬ original sound – 🏐😘
@child.bsf.journey #foryou #viral #ugly ♬ original sound – child.bsf.journey
For the full history of How Long Do X Live, be sure to check out our entry on the meme here for even more information.
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