Is Vin Diesel the first person God ever created? ‘Adam’ 3D Model Meme Tweet Goes Viral
In a stunning development, internet users learned that the actor Vin Diesel bears an uncanny resemblance to scientists’ best guess of what Adam, the very first human who existed on Earth, looked like.
According to a tweet indie theater operator Alamo Drafthouse NYC posted Thursday, “Scientists at Princeton University have reconstructed this 3D model of how Adam, the first human being created by God, might have looked.” Undeniably, the image looks just like the action star of the “Fast & Furious” movie franchise.
The Vin-Diesel-as-first-man tweet rapidly spread across the Twitterverse, and currently has more than 125,000 likes and 30,000 retweets. But (perhaps needless to say?) there’s no evidence of any such research project at Princeton. As Twitter put it rather clinically in its description of the trending topic, “Vin Diesel becomes the latest celebrity to fall into a meme trend of someone posting a picture of a celebrity or 3D-rendered character for humorous effect.”
Scientists at Princeton University have reconstructed this 3D model of how Adam, the first human being created by God, might have looked pic.twitter.com/lvnk5Pwn3P
— Alamo Drafthouse NYC (@AlamoNYC) October 27, 2022
In a subtle wink, Alamo Drafthouse NYC followed up its original post with the comment, “Just a reminder that we’re a movie theater, not an academic journal. That said, here’s our soundcloud” — linking not to SoundCloud, but to the theater’s landing page.
The joke was a riff on earlier viral memes, including one that purported to show a 3D model of how Joseph, husband of Mary, might have looked — which, it turns out, is the spitting image of Andre the Giant.
Scientists at Stanford University have reconstructed this 3D model of how Joseph, the husband of Mary the Mother of Jesus Christ might have looked. pic.twitter.com/zw0XOphtDk
— (@ColossusNick) October 26, 2022
While some users were bamboozled or bemused by the Vin Diesel-Adam gag, others joined in on the fun:
Meanwhile researchers at Universal Techincal Institute have reconstructed this 3D image of how Adam’s 1970 Dodge Charger R/T might have looked. pic.twitter.com/L8exjVKhGV
— Ticonderoga (@TiconderogaNo1) October 28, 2022
A PHD student at the MIT came up with a thesis in support suggesting that Eve might have looked like this pic.twitter.com/n3EyFJZ9zW
— Dothan (@dgonah) October 28, 2022