Is the ‘Official TikTok Science’ account real? It has some suspicious content

TikTok is home to recipes, dances and a variety of fandoms. Now one controversial account aims to bring science — or something like it — to the platform. 

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? 

@officialtiktokscience

PIG / DOG HYBRID #fy #fyp #foryoupage #foryou — 🐷 🐶 🧬 AMAZING & CUTE #dog #pig #tiktokphilippines #science #viral FOLLOW FOR PIKACHU 2 NEXT!

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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. 

The Official TikTok Science account currently has 1.4 million followers. 

Here’s why controversy surrounds the Official TikTok Science page.

@officialtiktokscience

CHIPMUNK & PIG #HYBRID#fy #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #viral — 🐿 🐖 WHAT DO WE CALL THEM? #PIGMUNK #CHIG — 🧬 🧪 🧫 FOLLOW FOR PT 2

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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.” 

The controversy caused Snopes to fact-check the video and it was discovered to be fake. Snopes learned footage of the Pigmunk was actually taken from a 2017 news story about a baby boar

Is Official TikTok Science real? 

@officialtiktokscience

Cat / Bird Animal Hybrid — #Cird #Bat #chigeon — Amazing Results / Cat with Wings — #foryou #fyp #fy #viral #science #DNA #Farm #DNA #PICKEN

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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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