Here's where all these jokes about "30-50 feral hogs" came from 2 weeks ago

Here's where all these jokes about "30-50 feral hogs" came from

The internet can be a strange and bewildering place.

If you've spent much time on social media since Monday evening, you've probably noticed that the latest joke doing the rounds has something to do with "30-50 feral hogs."

The joke originated in an online debate about the legality of firearms in the United States, following this weekend's mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso.

In an argument about assault rifles, a man by the name of William McNabb asked: "Legit question for rural Americans - How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 minutes while my small kids play?"

It was a question designed to justify the availability of automatic assault weapons in American society. But people had a hard time taking it seriously.

Feral Hogs

So besides from the weirdly specific level of detail to this hog fantasy, there's also the fact that this... is not something that really happens. If it was a regular occurrence, rural America would be strewn with the carcasses of dozens of feral hogs. Which is not the case.

Needless to say, this is the kind of weird stuff that the internet loves, and memes relating to the tweet took off in an instant.

So that's your daily dose of "WTF?" sorted.