I was having a lovely time scrolling through Twitter when I checked out the Trending Topics panel. And what I saw shocked me.
Testicles. Testicles on Twitter.
Well, not actual ‘testicles’, but the word was trending. More shocking, still, was the fact it was trending in the ‘Entertainment’ category. It had accumulated over 25,000 tweets at the time of writing this article.
Truly, it’s a mad mad world.
I was hesitant to click because, let’s be honest, I didn’t want to be faced with that on a Monday morning. But I did, and I was pleasantly surprised by what was in store – it was more wholesome than I expected.
First, there were plenty of people who were as dazed and confused as I was that ‘testicles’ was a trending topic. And not just in Australia, apparently the balls have gone worldwide.
Why is testicles trending and why is it under entertainment pic.twitter.com/hmIrMPTG0g
— Big Spooky Fan Gabe ?? (@FuzzyBeesKnees) October 12, 2020
There’s some things about the UK I just love, the fact that “Testicles” is trending is phenomenal. pic.twitter.com/nUsfOc7nZh
— Ghosters ? ?️ (@Madders_YT) October 11, 2020
yo why tf testicles trending in canada pic.twitter.com/9pRHSnxTRK
— （？）ｍａｒｉｉｉｉｉｉｉ (@___mariiiiiii) October 11, 2020
The word “testicles” is now trending, and honestly it’s not the worst thing I’ve seen trending on here this year. That says a lot. pic.twitter.com/0tiTDGCLAs
— Samantha Joyce (@SamJoyceBooks) October 11, 2020
And I have SO many questions.
— Amanda Jetté Knox (@MavenOfMayhem) October 12, 2020
And then it got more wholesome, as people stormed the trend to remind men and people with testicles to get them checked.
— Darren ダレン (@mclarenmerc) October 11, 2020
If you ever wanted to know how to so a self-examination, this brief moment in Testicle Twitter history is for you.
Well, since testicles are trending for some reason, what better time to remember this?
I know it’s still 22 days away but you can always support me this #Movember and help raise $ for testicular cancer, prostate cancer and mental health initiatives.https://t.co/vTLJM3AwOz pic.twitter.com/gmhEjmi9lW
— Greg Switzer (@G_Switzer) October 12, 2020
You don’t expect to see the word Testicles trending on here!
Glad to see lots of blokes reminding others to check theirs for lumps.
Don’t be scared to speak to a GP if you find a lump, it might save your life. I’ve been checked, thankfully in my case, it was not cancer. pic.twitter.com/pwlSmNxkXx
— Greg Broadhurst (@GregBroadhurst) October 11, 2020
But, I Believe This Is The Culprit Of The Testicle Uprising.
Though still unclear, there is one tweet and one account that seems to be at the centre of the 25,000-strong (and growing) trend.
Kayla Chow Show asked her followers for one thing, one stupid thing.
Replace one word in any movie title with “Testicles.”
— Kayla Chow Show (@KaylaChowShow) October 11, 2020
And, thus, the mayhem ensued. Apparently, swapping out ‘testicles’ with a word in literally any movie title proves for endless and entertaining results. (This is me confessing that I’ve been giggling at my computer since I stepped into what I am calling Testicle Twitter).
As if we needed any further proof of how simple humans really are. We truly don’t need much to be entertained.
If you need me, I’ll be chucking and scrolling through Teste Twitter for the rest of the day and brainstorming everything and anything that needs a testicular replacement in the title.
Oh, and btw, this is your sign to get your testes checked. Do it, for the sake of you, your friends and family, and because Twitter bids it. Go nuts.
Image Sources: Twitter.