Search engines have been on overdrive, as people from all over the globe want to get their fill on the latest PPAP facts.
But wait a minute, PPAP what? Well, if you’ve hibernated in a cave or taken a vacation at the North Pole, here’s your answer:
PPAPstands for “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen,” 50+ second YouTube video that has gone viral and has racked up 4 million views in a month.
The hit video, or the song, or video-song, has perhaps been one of the most polarizing performances on social media because it is downright silly, but at the same time, highly entertaining.
For those who can’t seem to get enough the quirky song, here are some interesting PPAP facts, according to 9gag:
Fact #1: “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen” is the brainchild of Kuzuhito Kosaka a.k.a. DJ Kosaka Daimaou a.k.a. Piko Taro.
The Japanese performer claims to be a singer-songwriter who has appeared in the 2012 film “Nogami.”
Fact #2: There are those who point out that Kosaka’s Piko Taro character is actually the flamboyant Borsalino in the popular manga series “One Piece.”
Want proof? Just check out Borsalino’s yellowish green attire and take note of the uncanny resemblance.
Fact #3: PPAP’s lyrics don’t mean anything. Zero. Zilch. Nada. You may be a rocket scientist or a quantum physicist but your lab skills won’t help you decode the meaning behind “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen.”
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Or you might get lucky by trying Google. Good luck!
Fact #4: You can bet that any song, performance or video that has gone viral will ultimately spawn remixes and parodies.
“Pen Pineapple Apple Pen” has already spawned hundreds, if not thousands of iterations that you’d find it a challenge to keep up with the latest fan-made versions.
In the meantime, getting your PPAP facts down pat may be entertaining, but hearing the comments of fans on online message boards and YouTube channels can be more interesting.
In the comments section of Behind the Meme’s YouTube Channel Dm4st3rzz Gaming commented, “The origin of the song is when he saw these items on his table and an idea came to his mind and made a song about it 🙂 he answered it on 9gag.”
“I have channel! I have cover! HUH! Eat-Pineapple-And-a-Pen!” wrote QT-Pie Lani.
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