Twitter livens up with obituaries for #deadinventors

29 Apr 2014

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The latest hashtag craze to take over Twitter is providing more than a few laughs this morning as users dream up 140-character death notices for inventors of everything from remote controls to exploding footwear.

Twitter users will be familiar to the hashtag games that often play out on the microblogging network, which usually involve witty wordplay and puns galore.

We’re not sure from where today’s #deadinventors hashtag stems from, but we do know that it’s a fun trend to follow. Many of the tweets are directed at Twitter user @EasilyTempted, who tweeted the hashtag earlier this morning.

The #deadinventors tweets consist of brief obituaries for inventors of various things, with a play on words to reference their invention.

We’ve gathered up our favourite examples below for your enjoyment.

Dead inventors hashtag Twitter

Dead inventors hashtag Twitter

Dead inventors hashtag Twitter

Dead inventors hashtag Twitter

Dead inventors hashtag Twitter

Dead inventors hashtag Twitter

Dead inventors hashtag Twitter

Dead inventors hashtag Twitter

Dead inventors hashtag Twitter

Dead inventors hashtag Twitter

Dead inventors hashtag Twitter

Dead Twitter image by igor kisselev via Shutterstock. Hat tip to @claireoconnell for tuning us in to this trend.

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Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com

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