Official TikTok Science caused a stir when the “scientist” behind it claimed he was “splicing DNA” to create animal hybrids. Here’s what you need to know about the drama.
What is Official TikTok Science?
The account is known for creating videos that feature animal hybrids that the internet personality claims to have made. One popular example is the “Pog” which combines a dog and a pig.
Most of the videos feature elements of the alleged lab work and even reveal footage of the new animal.
Here’s why controversy surrounds the Official TikTok Science page.
In April 2021, a video featuring a “Pigmunk,” or a chipmunk-pig hybrid, went viral. Many people believed the video was real while others accused the content creator of “lying.”
Is Official TikTok Science real?
Official TikTok science is definitely not real. In fact, it states in the bio in block letters that it’s “satire.” But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the creative animal hybrid fakes. Like this cat-bird hybrid or “Chigeon.”
“You won’t believe it but bird DNA and cat DNA are very similar,” the scientist stated. “The results were absolutely breathtaking.”
The video showed footage of flightless cats with fluffy wings that were actually quite adorable.
“Guys, I feel like this is a crime or something,” one person said.
“Imagine seeing this in the street,” another wrote.
“I don’t think we should mess with nature like that,” someone added.
You can even rock Official TikTok Science merch now
If you’re a fan of strange animal hybrid renderings you can shop Official TikTok Science’s online shop. You’ll find t-shirts with frog-owls, human-fish and pigeon-chickens.
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