People like to get on board with viral trends, it's something that tends to shape our generation.
In times gone by, people's attitudes were influenced by music and pre-Internet pop culture - now, outlooks are shaped by things that appear on social media.
The latest to take the cake, however, is someone naming their child Fidgit Spinner. Sorry, just going to put that in inverted commas because it's definitely not true: 'someone named their child Fidgit Spinner'.
The man in question claims he didn't even know he was going to be a dad, writing on Facebook (in all caps, presumably to catch attention of the gullible): "SO I GET THIS RANDOM ASS CALL AN SOME CHICK IS LIKE IM GIVIN BIRTH LIKE RITE NOW AN ITS URS I WAS LIKE WTF R U SURE AN SHE WAS LIKE YEA SO I DROVE MY ASS UP 2 BAKERSFIELD AN SHES LIKE WILL U SIGN THA BIRTH CERTIFICATE AS THA FATHER AN I WAS LIKE SHIT ONLY IF I GET 2 NAME HIM."
So there he *allegedly* is, and the first thing that comes to mind is a name that no one else in the world will have. 'Fidgit Spinner'. It's not even spelled right.
He even faked a birth certificate, which shows some dedication to internet trolling.
"I MADE SURE 2 PICK A 1 OF A KIND NAME THAT EVERY1 IS GONNA THINK IS MAD SICK HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY LIL FIDGIT SPINNER," he said.
"AN 4 ALL YALL TALKIN BOUT HOW COULD I NAME HIM AFTER A TOY ?? TIGER WOODS IS NAMED AFTER A CAT ORLANDO BLOOM IS NAMED AFTER A SHITTY CITY IN FLORIDA AN PARIS HILTON WAS NAMED AFTER THA HOTEL HER PARENTS HAD SEX IN.
"HE GONNA B RICH ONCE FIDGIT SPINNERS STARTS PAYIN HIM 2 USE HIS NAME."
Despite what is quite clearly a mocked-up birth certificate, people still fell for it, condemning his actions, as if someone is genuinely stupid enough to do this.
Anyway, an alleged nurse stepped into the comment section to give her 50 cents' worth, writing: "I don't know how you think this is real! You can't get the birth certificate from the hospital when the baby is born.
"You sign it and they send it to the county and you have to go pick it up from the court recording department. The birth cert in the hospital is a rough draft, pretty much.
"It's not real because it looks nothing like California's birth certificate. The county/city isn't listed below like it should be. Plus it's printed in black ink instead of blue.
"And it's not Kern Medical Center anymore, it's just Kern Medical. And the address was changed from 1830 Flower to 1700 Mt Vernon years ago... around 2009.
"This isn't real. If anyone has ever had to go get a birth certificate it takes about a month or so and you have to go and pick it up. This is dated as the birth was today, so no way it could have also been picked up today. Great gag though."
So yeah, there's that.
The persistent desire to be a viral sensation is getting a bit out of hand now. Just watch Coronation Street or something.
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