Viral News: Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday announced the arrival of a new Shiba Inu pup to his family, taking the internet by storm. Taking to Twitter, Musk tweeted an image which shows the adorable dog named ‘Floki’ having a peaceful nap on a rug. Along with the photo, the billionaire wrote in the caption “Floki has arrived” and in no time, the tweet went viral.Also Read - Viral Video: Man Asks Barber to Give Him a Kim Jong-un Haircut and the Result Left him Laughing Hard | WATCH
Incidentally, the dog is the same breed as that used for the popular internet meme “Doge” (also Musk’s favourite bitcoin currency Dogecoin) and his arrival has once created ripples in the cryptocurrency market. Notably, Created in 2013, Dogecoin came into existence as a joke centred around a meme featuring a Shiba Inu dog.
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After his tweet, Shiba Floki surged to a record 958.09%, according to CoinMarket. Several other cryptocurrencies with names similar to that of the dog recorded a spike in prices. Another crypto Floki Inu’s price also shot up by 59.08 percent in the last 24 hours, while Floki Shiba has risen 23.46 percent, Zee Business reported. Dogecoin also gained by 0.36 percent.
Meanwhile, the official account of ‘Dogecoin’, also retweeted Musk’s post along with a caption that read, “Mr musk sir I just want to let you know that your doge is shaped somewhat like a small bean. Thank you. That is all.”
Others on the internet welcomed Floki while many made hilarious memes:
When asked by a Twitter user if Musk can post pictures of Floki with his other pet dog, Marvin, the Tesla CEO said that they are not friends yet.