It has been 13 years since the creepy Salad Fingers first dominated the weird side of the internet.
According to Know Your Meme, it was on July 1, 2004, that Yorkshire-born animator David First uploaded the first Salad Fingers cartoon on Newgrounds, a site where people uploaded strange Flash animations.
Like me, you may remember being show the strange cartoon at school and wondering with your friends, ‘what the fuck is this?’
First conceived as an in-joke when Firth’s friend commented that while playing guitar he had ‘salad fingers’, the animation quickly took over the internet gaining rapid popularity.
If you still haven’t been exposed to his madness, Salad Fingers is a weird, thin, green, troubled humanoid creature who loves to stroke objects with his long fingers and chat to three lifeless, scruffy finger puppets.
It really is beyond weird!!!!
The internet hit has so far appeared in 10 episodes over the past 13 years.
You can check out the first Salad Fingers cartoon here:
Creator Firth shares his animations, including Salad Fingers, on his site Fat-Pie so check it out for more of his peculiarly brilliant creations.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.