While on campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has made some questionable remarks that have some voters asking whether he may need to sign up for remedial classes in history and science. Most recently, the retired neurosurgeon defended his own lack of experience in Washington in a Facebook post Thursday, arguing that the signers of the Declaration of Independence had no political experience either (they did).
Just one day earlier, a 1998 video surfaced that shows Carson claiming that Joseph, an Old Testament figure, built the Egyptian pyramids to store grain. [Evidence points to the structures serving as tombs.]
Both of these remarks made their way around social media and have now sparked a viral hashtag #BenCarsonWikipedia, which Twitter users attach to tweets mocking Carson, and joking about what false, outrageous claims the Republican might make next.
Here are some of the many "BenCarsonWikipedia" jokes:
#bencarsonwikipedia. All the stone inside the pyramids is petrified wheat. Duh. What do think dinosaurs ate in the desert?
— Scott Poole (@thepoetryreport) November 6, 2015
Roombas are cyborg anchor babies. #bencarsonwikipedia
— Erika Hall (@mulegirl) November 6, 2015
God crated Fossils on Day 7, because he works in mysterious ways #BenCarsonWikipedia
— TrivWorks (@TrivWorks) November 6, 2015
The Berlin Wall was erected because of the great popularity of racket ball in Germany. #bencarsonwikipedia
— Juan (@jrivera64) November 6, 2015
#bencarsonwikipedia The square root of any number is always four, because a square has four sides
— Saint Brian (@AWorldOutOfMind) November 6, 2015
A pony must eat 57 apples before it becomes a horse. #bencarsonwikipedia
— Mike Monteiro (@monteiro) November 5, 2015
Dogs are just tiny bears. #bencarsonwikipedia
— Jan Warren (@leviwolinsky) November 6, 2015
Some respected scientists believe that aliens built Mount Everest to get closer to heaven. #bencarsonwikipedia
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) November 5, 2015