To celebrate 2020 being the Chinese year of the rat, we will be posting one blog per month dedicated to rats! Here is February’s blog post, 5 Viral Rats.
In September of 2015, a video of a rat dragging a slice of pizza down the stairs in Manhattan went viral. The video was posted by Matt Little, a stand-up comic in New York City. Matt compared the rat to Master Splinter of Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles.
A photograph of a rat passed out next to an empty bottle of Hennessy was quick to go viral on Twitter. A big topic of discussion among tweeters was debate around how the rat came to find itself in this unfortunate situation. (February 2019)
Pole Dance Rat
An Instagram video of a rat sliding up and down the handrails of a subway car went viral and online debate spread on whether or not the pole dance rat is entirely awesome or entirely gross. The original poster (@seebaass_) of the video was gifted a Metro Card for a year. (May 2019)
A rat was spotted running along a New York subway track with a coffee cup in his mouth. Many people saw themselves in this little rat and empathized with his need to rush, presumably, to work in the morning with a coffee in hand! The video went viral in December 2019.
Darius is the pet rat of a student from Norway, named Amalie Markota Andersen. Amalie had Darius walk through a non-toxic watercolor set on a piece of paper. Each painting took 10 minutes to complete and all of the profits of his work went directly back to the talented rat. (September 2019)