A joke that spread on Reddit as people noted Googling which dinosaur had 500 teeth will bring up "Nigersaurus," and people joked about the dinosaur's name as though it were the N-word.

What Dinosaur Has 500 Teeth? / Don't Google Which Dinosaur Had 500 Teeth

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What Dinosaur Has 500 Teeth? or Don't Google Which Dinosaur Had 500 Teeth is a Don't Google joke which spread primarily on Reddit. The Google search for "which dinosaur had 500 teeth?" or "what dinosaur has 500 teeth?" will lead people to search results for "Nigersaurus." People typically warn against this, acting as though the dinosaur's name is a play on The N-word, while others attempt to bait people into searching it for themselves.

Origin

The earliest known post to warn people against Googling the 500-tooth dinosaur was posted September 6th, 2019 in /r/teenagers by a user whose account has since been deleted.[1]


Posted by u/[deleted] 4 months ago Whatever you do, don't google "dinosaur with 500 teeth" Meme [deleted] Share A Save O Hide 9 Comments Report

Spread

The joke began growing in late December of 2019 thanks to several posts in anti-comedy subreddits like /r/comedynecrophilia and /r/okbuddyretard. For example, Redditor LifeOnMarsden[2] posted an example in /r/okbuddyretard on December 29th (shown below, left). User LordReggie69 posted an example in /r/memes[3] on December 28th (shown below, right).


DO NOT GOOGLE 500 TEETH DINOSAUR WORST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE GUYS DON'T LOOK UP 500 TEETH DINOSAUR WITHOUT PARENTAL GUIDANCE TRUST ME ON THIS GUYS YOU REALLY DON'T WANT TO

The joke was carried into YouTube in January of 2020. User WarmerBasson69 posted a video based on the joke on January 20th, gaining over 66,000 views. User Izzy Tube posted a video on January 23rd, gaining over 2,200 views. Both videos have been deleted. The meme was covered by The Sun[4] in January of 2020. Streamer Huseey posted a video in which they Googled the dinosaur, gaining over 5,200 views (shown below, left). User GGXRazorz also posted such a video, gaining over 11,000 views (shown below, right).



Various Examples


OK DINOSAUR DINOSAUR WITH 500 TEETH makeameme.org Don't search up 500 tooth dinosaur. worse mistake of my life. O reddit O reddit ME: “HEY SIRI? WHAT DINOSAUR HAS 500 TEETH? ME: WHAT The imgflip.com



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