Crabs Smoking Cigarettes

Crabs Smoking Cigarettes

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Crabs Smoking Cigarettes are videos and images of crab crustaceans with cigarettes strategically placed between a clasped claw to appear as if they are smoking.


On January 15th, 2007, YouTuber Bobby Brasko uploaded a video titled "Funny Video of Crab Smoking," which contained footage a crab holding a lit cigarette in one of its claws (shown below).


In October 2009, the Chinese blog XinhuaNet[5] posted a photograph of a crab holding a cigarette with the caption "资料图片“哥抽的不是烟,是寂寞”" (English: "I'm not smoking cigarettes, it's loneliness")

哥抽的不是烟, 是寂寞

On January 18th, 2013, the /r/smokingcrabs[2] subreddit was launched to highlight photographs of crabs holding cigarettes. On February 4th, the "CrabsWithCigarettes"[3] Tumblr blog was created. On March 18th, 2015, YouTuber Whatzaa uploaded a Thug Life Remix of Bobby Brasko's original smoking crab video (shown below).

On September 12th, Twitter user @mghnbtts[1] tweeted a photograph of a crab holding a cigarette in Philadelphia, which gained over 25,700 favorites and 21,800 retweets in the first two weeks (shown below). On September 14th, Gawker[4] published an article about the crab photo fad. On September 23rd, CollegeHumor[6] published a compilation of smoking crab photographs.

巨Follow @mghnbtts my friend just posted this real-life photo of a crab wandering the streets of north philly with a c-------- RETW EETS FAVORITES 21,824 25,785 A m* 11:38 PM-12 Sep 2015

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