TIKTOK is known as a video-sharing focused social media app that is typically at the center of the world's biggest trends.
The app is now making headlines after the start of a new meme began circulating, which users are calling the "snail meme."
In October 2021, many users found their TikTok feeds filled with variations of a new snail meme.
The meme is in reference to a hypothetical scenario in which a user is given millions of dollars and made immortal in exchange for being hunted down by a killer snail, according to KnowYourMeme.
The meme first gained popularity on the meme app iFunny and has since made its way to TikTok and other social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The meme dates back to an August 2014 episode of the Rooster Teeth Podcast in which the hosts, Gus Sorola, Gavin Free, Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns, discuss this hypothetical scenario.
"Would you take $10 million, but for the rest of your life, there's a snail that's tying to get you and you can't be touched by the snail or you'll die?" one host asked during the podcast.
They later uploaded an animated video on YouTube reiterating the conversation which has since been viewed over 3 million times.
The meme first made its way to TikTok back in August 2021 after user benjhandy posted a related video that received over 773,000 views and 86,600 likes.
In October, multiple TikTok users then started reposting the iFunny memes on the platform and it has since taken off, with the hashtag #ImmortalSnail reaching over 36 million views.
2021 has been a big year for TikTok trends, some which have been harmless and others that have since sparked outrage.
Some of the popular TikTok trends of 2021 include:
There have also been multiple challenges throughout the year including the blackout challenge, and one that encourages kids to "smack a staff member."
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