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A Pre-Cracked Egg! Is Obvious Plant’s Meme a Real Thing?

If you have ever heard about the Pre-Cracked Egg product from Obvious Plant, you might be curious if there is such a product or if it is all just a prank. To understand the origins of the Pre-Cracked Egg, we need to look at certain aspects, including the profile of the Obvious Plant.

Here is everything you need to know about this supposed product and whether you should waste your time trying to find it or not! As convenient as it seems to be, make sure to keep reading before you go on a chase of finding your pre-cracked eggs.

Firstly, What is Obvious Plant?

Obvious Plant is one of the most interesting and controversial brands created. Understanding the profile of this brand will explain a lot about its products. Jeff Wysaski created a project called Obvious Plant, which involves planting counterfeit items such as posters, brochures, and products in different locations. These items are made with a satirical reason, and as real as they seem, they are all just a cry for attention towards a certain topic.

The project originated from a Tumblr blog in 2015, which featured a “Wanted” poster for someone to showcase their judo skills in a park. The post gained significant attention with over 94,000 notes. It was subsequently shared on other accounts under the same name.

On January 27, 2015, Wysaski officially announced the project on his website Pleated Jeans. He also shared a fake brochure for a dad-themed amusement park called “Dad Land,” which he had placed in a tourist kiosk on Hollywood Boulevard. The post received more than 24,700 views in three years.

As he saw the major social response to his counterfeit items, he continued to create them and generated mostly amused reactions among the public. 

What actually is this ‘Pre cracked egg’?

A Pre-Cracked Egg! Is Obvious Plant's Meme a Real Thing?
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The Pre-cracked Egg from Obvious Plant is a prank. Such a product never existed, and it can’t be found on the Obvious Plant official website.

Obvious Plant created the Pre-Cracked Egg on November 2, 2018, and it quickly became popular. People at first glance embraced the apparent convenience of such a product. However, disappointment followed soon after when no one could find this product for sale in stores.

On the package of the so-called product, you can see the message “Saves time” and “No Messy Hands!” with the ironic “Fimally” in the bottom left corner. “Fimally” is spelled incorrectly on purpose to give a clue about the prank and to create a sense of irony around the Pre-Cracked Egg supposed product and its apparent convenience. 

Is this Pre-cracked Egg Real? Was it really planted and made available in the stores?

Well, The product can’t be found in stores. The advertising strategy of Obvious Plant was to show the product in a store, but it was most likely placed there for the sake of the commercial.

In the ad, we see a person grabbing a package of Pre-Cracked Eggs from a store, just like they could grab any other item, and showing it to the camera. The short video became viral fast, and people started to wonder whether or not this product was real and where they could find it.

Of course, the pre-cracked egg is not a Real thing available in stores for people to buy. However, for the commercial that promoted the prank, Obvious Plant used a real pre-cracked egg to place in the middle of the package. The Egg is held by a plastic, see-through material so everyone can see what it is. This type of packaging increases the veracity of the product and makes people wonder if they could actually purchase a pre-cracked egg like that.

What is the satirical motive behind this Pre-cracked egg? The Meme that went Viral

The satirical reason behind this is the busy lives we have in this day and age and the popularity that fast food products gained due to our lack of time to cook our own healthier food. It seems that we don’t have time for basic things such as cracking an egg to cook it. 

It is a pamphlet created to point out exactly the opposite of the message it sends. It would take more time to open this Pre-Cracked Egg package than to crack a regular egg.

According to Poe’s Law, we might create an idea that people would accept as true by making a parody after an extreme thing or aspect. By applying this law, we narrow and even eliminate the line between reality and parody and take into account all possibilities. And this is what Obvious Plant had in mind with its Pre-Cracked Egg.

Final thoughts

As disappointing as it might seem for some, there is no Pre-Cracked Egg product. So, the best option is still the traditional eggs that come in a shell. But the good news is that it takes one second to crack an egg, and you can cook it as you want afterward.

Irina Maria Tracy is a published author, writer, and journalist who lives in Bucharest, Romania. She completed her journalism and mass communication degree from the University of Bucharest and went on to publish some top books in the fiction genre. Some of her top books include 'Haunted Aliens' 'Vampires Rapture' 'Adverbs of Love' etc. Irina also worked as an investigative journalist for a year and even collaborated with a TV channel for a political talk show (Bah TV). She loves writing and has contributed to many top magazines and newspapers such as the 'Story Magazine' 'Curentul Newspaper' and many others.