danidee
2 years ago1,000+ Views

Thanks to the joys of the Internet, I've seen some pretty ridiculous online petitions in my day.

We've tried changing the United States' national anthem to 'Ignition (Remix)' by R Kelly. We've tried convincing Neil Young to change his name to Neil Old (because let's be real - he's not getting any younger). But one particular wacky petition is actually catching on.

Yes, nearly 25,000 American citizens want fire ants to be officially referred to as 'spicy boys'.

According to the petition - which, when completed, will be formally delivered to US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, it just seems like the right time for the world to make this change:

"It's 2016: There are 36 genders, [and] Beyblade might be a new Olympic sport. Why aren't we calling fire ants 'spicy boys'?"

The petition was started just about a week ago, and in 7 days' time, it's currently only 2,000 more signatures away from being finalized.

And did I mention the comment section is hilarious?

So what do you guys think?

Should we be renaming fire ants to 'spicy boys'? Do you prefer 'fire ants'? If the name actually DID change to 'spicy boys', would you even care?

Let me know in the comments below, and for more crazy but true news, follow my WTF Street Journal collection.
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No. I find the whole thing stupid. Who even came up with that name?! Ugh. I need an banana split to calm me down.
a line from my favorite commercial "THATS IT I'M GOING OOOOOFFFF THE GRID"
wait... how many people actually signed the petition to turn the national anthem to Ignition??? o_O
Daammn fire ants! Lookin spicy! I've watched those videos on YouTube with those bug restaurants. And they use ants as garnish for some dishes because they're "peppery" so spicy is fitting for them I guess lol
Honestly, I would still refer to them as Fire Ants -- Calling em "Spicy Boys" would be pretty fucking weird. Well, to me, that is.
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