Even though power has returned to Texas, it seems last week’s devastating power outage and snowstorm left a few residents of the state working on a new conspiracy theory.
This week several TikTok videos from Texas have emerged where residents are trying to prove how the snow is ‘not real’.
Residents from Texas are taking to TikTok and trying to show how a snowball is not melting into water right away when they try to burn it. And since it does not ‘melt’ the snow is fake and is some sort of government conspired trick, according to these TikTokers. Some users are also calling it ‘government snow’. However, if we look for a scientific explanation, all snow reacts to fire this way through a process called sublimation under which the solid snow turns into a gas.
Some of these TikTok videos are also emerging from the United Kingdom.
According to a report by Insider, the theory started trending in the American state since the untimely snowstorm that hit Texas last week. The report mentioned that ‘Fake snow’ was a top related-search query for ‘Texas snow’ this week.
A Twitter user De Noodles shared three TikTok videos in a thread where Texas residents were seen making wild allegations on the US government. One of the TikTokers used a blow dryer to melt the snow.
THIS SHOULD’VE STAYED IN YOUR DRAFTS: Some folks in Texas appear to think that the snow falling in Texas is not real and a government conspiracy. Numerous videos are popping up on TikTok with people trying to expose what one person called “Government Snow.” pic.twitter.com/LQZ4Awlhtb— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) February 23, 2021
Commenting on the videos posted in the tweet thread, one user wrote that they do not understand how people can be this ‘stupid’. While another user commented, how the government spent too much money was on oil companies and not enough into their citizens’ education system. Another comment read that they are not surprised people from Texas do not understand snow, but they still feel dumber after watching these videos.
In another trending theory some people are alleging that Bill Gates played a role in this ‘fake snow’. The search ranked high among Texas-snow-related Google searches, reports Insider. Bill Gates was also in the centre of another conspiracy theory that claimed that the COVID-19 vaccine comes with a microchip that will be inserted inside people so that the Microsoft founder can control them.