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Dankey Kang describes a two-pane picture that is composed of a Jeopardy! concern describing Sonic the Hedgehog and a screenshot that a contestant erroneously answering "Dankey Kang," a misspelling of Nintendo"s iconic gorilla character donkey Kong. Despite it was subsequently debunked together a photoshopped hoax, the picture went viral on Twitter anyway, wrongly labeled as an example of fail humor.

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On may 31st, 2010, YouTuber geminitech uploaded a video clip that the final Jeopardy ring on the tv game display Jeopardy!, in i beg your pardon the contestant Jen McFann answers "What is Berkeley?" in response to a clue around the only United says city to share a name with an element from the periodic table (shown below).

On January 8th, 2014, cartoonist Mike Rosenthal tweeted a photoshopped screenshot that the Jeopardy! clip with the answer "Who is Dankey Kang?" created as a solution to a clue about the video clip game character Sonic the Hedgehog. In ~ the very first week, the tweet gained over 1,300 retweets and 1,000 favorites. According to the Jeopardy! Archive,<4> the Sonic the Hedgehog clue has actually never been supplied on the game show.

For last Jeopardy: This video clip Game personality is blue, collection rings, and goes fast! pic.twitter.com/Dtk539MGeC

— Mike Rosenthal (
VectorBelly) January 9, 2014

Immediately after, Rosenthal tweeted one more screenshot that a Jeopardy! contestant whose answer had been photoshopped to read "Who is Princess Zorldo," a misspelling the Princess Zelda from the Nintendo action-adventure game series Legend that Zelda.


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Also top top January 8th, 2014, Redditor lividd3ad it is registered a connect to Rosenthal"s tweet come the /r/gamegrumps<1> subreddit, where it garnered much more than 150 up votes and 20 comments in the following week. Top top January 9th, Rosenthal tweeted a screenshot of his Twitter interface displaying the hashtag "#DankeyKang" together a trending object in the unified States.

whaaaat #DankeyKang is trendign pic.twitter.com/z8Bjn7u8h7

— Mike Rosenthal (
VectorBelly) January 9, 2014

On January 11th, the picture was reposted come the /r/funny<8> subreddit, collection upwards that 26,000 views and also 900 comments. Top top the exact same day, DeviantArtist<2> Kevin Bolk uploaded number of illustrations of a blue gorilla called "Dankey Kang," who bears plenty of similarities to the video game personality Sonic the Hedgehog (shown below, left).

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Also ~ above January 11th, the Jeopardy! photo was reposted by blogger Tyler Oakley top top his Tumblr blog.<7> on January 12th, NeoGAF Forums<5> member Vanillalite posted the Dankey Kang screen record in a thread titled “Who is Dankey Kang?" on January 14th, an eBay<3> listing was developed for a shirt with the phrase "Who is Dankey Kang?" display screen printed ~ above the front (shown below).

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