The newest meme that has taken the Internet by storm and left users extremely puzzled involves an ‘Immortal Snail.’

It poses an interesting question that has led to users getting very creative when thinking of answers to escape the ‘Snail Assassin’.

HITC has discovered the meaning of the meme and also its surprising origins.

What is the meaning of the ‘Immortal Snail’ meme?

According to Know Your Meme, the ‘Immortal Snail’ meme refers to the choice of millions of dollars or being hunted down for the rest of your existence.

It focuses on the ‘Snail Assassin’ and refers to a hypothetical scenario in which an individual is given millions of dollars and made immortal but they will be hunted down by the snail who has a fatal touch for the rest of their lives.

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What are the origins of the ‘Immortal Snail’ meme?

On August 26th 2014, episode #285 of the Rooster Teeth Podcast was released.

In the podcast hosts Gus Sorola, Gavin Free, Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns discussed a fictitious situation in which someone receives $10 million dollars in exchange for a snail following them wherever they go and potentially killing them by one touch.

Interestingly, the clip has been viewed 690,454 thousand times since its release in 2014.

Twitter reacts to the ‘Immortal Snail’ meme

Users took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the viral meme and also provide some hilarious responses to the hypothetical scenario. Check out the best tweets here!

One user wrote: “I seal the snail in a glass bowl filled with saltwater. I take that glass bowl, place it in a tungsten box filled with expandable foam and seal it. Then throw it in the Marianas Trench. In this version I’m not immortal nor is the snail super intelligent… I’ll take the 10 mil.”

While another user tweeted: “Launch the snail into the sun. That immortal snail is gonna have a really miserable existence.”

One Twitter user did not want to take the risk saying: “I don’t have enough information. If this snail is immortal, has GPS on you at all times, and is instantly lethal by any contact, how do I know it isn’t hiding any additional powers? I’m not willing to take the risk”.

Another user was puzzled by the ability of the snail saying: “Unstoppable like it can walk through walls and other stuff? Like I couldn’t just put the snail into a box or smth?”

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