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Tell Us How You'll Go Viral And We'll Tell You How You'll Milkshake Duck

One minute you're the toast of the 'net. The next, you're just problematic.

Posted on September 6, 2017, at 3:04 p.m. ET

"Milkshake Duck" is the phenomenon where a beloved viral human of the moment is revealed to be a monster.

The whole internet loves Milkshake Duck, a lovely duck that drinks milkshakes! *5 seconds later* We regret to inform you the duck is racist

Remember Ken Bone and his problematic Reddit history? Or when it was discovered that the doctor who was dragged from a United flight had a murky legal past? These are classic examples of milkshake ducks.

So let's play a game. You decide what it's going to be that makes you the viral human of the day, and we'll tell you what makes you ~problematic~.

  1. What will you go viral for?

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