Pufferfish Eating a Carrot
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Pufferfish Eating a Carrot, also known as 🥕🐡 Augh and Funny Fish, refers to a viral video of a pufferfish being fed a carrot. Originally posted as a part of a video on Korean street food in July 2019, in November 2019 the clip gained popularity on iFunny, Instagram and Twitter, inspiring edits, "🥕🐡 augh" comment spam and other blowfish-related memes.
On July 25th, 2019, YouTube channel 야미보이 Yummyboy posted a video about Korean street food showing a blowfish (pufferfish) being carved. According to the uploader of the video, the chef feeds a carrot to the pufferfish prior to carving it to demonstrate the power of its bite. At one point, the fish regurgitates a piece of the carrot, producing an "augh" sound.
Warning: the video contains graphic content.
The clip did not see viral spread until on November 9th, 2019, Instagram user gooble.shnubgok posted a shitpost based on it, gaining over 2,800 views and 400 likes in eight days (post no longer available). On the same day, iFunny user legionraidparty reposted the video, gaining over 2,200 smiles in the same period (shown below).
Later on November 9th, iFunny user Forgiveness reposted the clip of the pufferfish eating the carrot to the platform, gaining over 3,200 smiles in nine days. In the following days, the clip, "🥕🐡 augh" comments and pufferfish-related memes gained significant popularity on iFunny, with users referring to the fish simply as the "funny fish;" a reference an earlier blowfish meme on the platform. For example, on November 12th, iFunny user frutnight posted the video of the pufferfish being killed and carved set to the Doom soundtrack, gaining over 2,200 smiles. A November 14th Political Compass meme by Jacketfag received over 2,200 smiles. A November 17th, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse meme by Chungist comparing the pufferfish to the likes of Snail Eating a Cucumber and Dancing Cockroach received over 21,500 smiles in two days (shown below).
Starting in mid-November 2019. the video received further spread outside of iFunny. On November 16th, 2019, Twitter user @ohnoitmatt posted the video, gaining over 7,800 retweets and 31,300 likes in three days. A November 16th "STFU I'm Trying to" meme by Instagram user liloofxd.mp4 gained over 31,700 views and 10,500 likes in three days (shown below), with an iFunny repost by slavz receiving over 26,400 smiles. A November 17th Joker meme by Twitter user @mewtailv2 received over 2,600 retweets and 9,900 likes in one days.
 YouTube – Korean street food – Puffer fish, blowfish eat carrot! toxic cleaning
 Instagram – gooble.shnubgok's Post
 iFunny – legionraidparty's Post
 iFunny – Forgiveness' Post
 iFunny – Femto's Post
 iFunny – frutnight's Post
 iFunny – Jacketfag's Post
 iFunny – Chungist' Post
 Twitter – @ohnoitmatt's Tweet
 Instagram – liloofxd.mp4's Tweet
 iFunny – slavz' Post
 Twitter – @mewtailv2's Tweet
 YouTube –
Nov 18, 2019 at 10:37AM EST
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