The Eternal Worm Came Back For Connecticut
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The Eternal Worm Came Back For Connecticut refers to a series of memes based on an image by artist Trevor Henderson of a giant worm crawling over a highway captioned, "Nahhhhh the eternal worm came back for connecticut💀💀😭😭😭." The meme was posted to Instagram in July 2022 and is likely inspired by a track off Have A Nice Life's 'Deathconsciousness' titled, "A Quick One Before the Eternal Worm Devours Connecticut." The memes spread over the following years, inspiring redraws and further memes referring to the eternal worm and Connecticut.
On November 6th, 2019, artist @slimyswampghost (Trevor Henderson), known for his photoshops of unnerving images, posted an original piece of artwork depicting a shadowy worm-like creature leaping over a highway to Twitter, garnering over 160 likes in four years (shown below).
On July 13th, 2022, a Redditor posted a meme to /r/okbuddyretard using the image, writing a Snapchat style caption over it reading, "Nahhhhh the eternal worm came back for connecticut💀💀😭😭😭," garnering over 13,000 upvotes in nine months (shown below). This is the earliest known post of the meme.
Although it is unconfirmed, the caption is likely a reference to the Have A Nice Life song "A Quick One Before the Eternal Worm Devours Connecticut" (shown below).
The meme gained viral spread over the following years. On September 19th, 2022, Twitter user @ConfusingImages reposted it, garnering over 193,000 likes in seven months. On September 25th, Instagram user grandmas.butt posted it, garnering over 65,000 likes in the same span of time. On September 28th, Twitter user @Cyberlord1109 posted an edit of the image replacing the worm with Wiglett, garnering over 2,600 likes in the same span of time (shown below).
On November 13th, iFunny user YourFavoriteGuardian posted a redraw of the meme referencing the Hive Worm Gods from Destiny, garnering over 1,500 smiles in five months (shown below, left). That day, the Instagram page destiny_thememe posted a meme using the image, garnering over 15,000 likes in the same span of time. On February 20th, 2023, Twitter user @MARNlE_ posted a new redraw of the meme referencing Splatoon, garnering over 10,000 likes in a month (shown below, right).
 Twitter – slimyswampghost
 Reddit – okbuddyretard
 Twitter – ConfusingImages
 Instagram – grandmas.butt
 Twitter – Cyberlord1109
 iFunny – yourfavoriteguardian
 Instagram – destiny_thememe
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