While Google is one of the most reliable sources of information, sometimes, you can get funny results from this popular search engine. People trolling funny Google results is not a new thing. On TikTok, people often make fun of weird Google results. How long do idiots live is one such TikTok trend among many that have become very popular in recent times.
On TikTok, users ask many unusual questions and insist others search for the results on Google. What becomes more exciting is that the Google results of those questions are absolutely funny. The “How long do idiots live” trend became popular in 2021 on TikTok and other social media platforms and then it reappeared with a new version and became even more popular. Here’s everything to know about this trend and other similar Google memes.
How Does the “How Long Do Idiots Live” Joke Become a Trend?
The origin of the “How Long Do Idiots Live” joke is the “How Old Is X” joke. A Reddit user posted a meme on 3rd February 2017, presenting the funny Google results for How old are Knuckles from Sonic? Google showed the lifespan of echidnas which implied that Knuckle would be celebrating his last birthday in 2017. Since then, Internet users started to extend this joke in different areas.
In 2021, a TikTok user posted a meme displaying the Google results for “How Long Do Idiots Live?” Google’s result for this question is 12 to 15 years. This can be interpreted in a way that all kids are fools and idiots. By the time they will become adults, they will become intelligent and more mature.
With this funny Google result, TikTok users started to make fun of each other by posting the “How Long Do Idiots Live” meme and this went viral immediately in 2021. However, this reappeared in 2022 as a new trend with the following phrase, “I’ll never forget you”.
I’ll Never Forget You: The New Version
“I’ll Never Forget You” is a popular song by Zara Larsson. In 2022, TikTok users started to post the lyrics of this song to make the “How Long Do Idiots Live” meme more interesting. So, when a TikTok user wants to show someone as an idiot, he or she sends the phrase “I’ll never forget you” as an idiot can live only up to 15 years.
Is it a Joke or an Insult?
An idiot is a person with intellectual disabilities. Therefore, using the term “idiot” to insult someone can be offensive. We have also seen people deliberately use this meme to insult others. However, many people believe that the purpose of the “How Long Do Idiots Live” meme is entirely to entertain people and spread laughter. No one should take it seriously.
“How Long Do X Live” TikTok Trends and Google Memes:
To continue the “How Long D X Live” trend, Gen-Z TikTok users post various other similar memes, including “How long do short people live”, “How long do tall people live?”, “How long do black people live”, “How long do white people live”, etc. In the same way, they ridiculous Google results for these questions to make fun of it, and the results are more or less the same “12 to 15 years”.
Besides the “How Long Do X Live” trend, many other trends went viral in recent years, such as “What is the biggest planet n Earth?” “What is the coldest place in the universe?”, “Am I a vampire?” and “Why were Graham crackers invented?” Sometimes you get funny Google results for these questions, sometimes people edit Google results to make funny memes.
There is no scientific evidence to back the funny Google results. These memes are intended to entertain people. More importantly, not always Google shows the results, rather people edit the results. So, you should not believe these answers, instead, realize the intention behind the memes. However, Google has been taking measures to prevent the spreading of unusual results for the questions like “How Long Do Idiots Live?”