Emoji Consortium Screws Up New Lobster Design, Among Others
I didn't notice it upon first release, but the Press Herald recently reported that the emoji consortium received backlash after releasing an anatomically incorrect lobster emoji. Can you spot what's wrong with this picture?
Apparently, lobsters have ten appendages (including their scrumptious claws), not 8. Mainers initially rejoiced the long-awaited emoji announcement, then promptly complained about the crustacean's number of legs. The consortium quickly rectified their mistake, as reflected in the blog post by Jeremy Burge, chief emoji officer at Emojipedia:
The lobster wasn't the only emoji that needed some redesign. We're all passionate about our emojis, and science nerds noticed that the double helix was rotating the wrong way:
They even brought in famous skateboarder Tony Hawk to lend some expertise to the skateboard redesign, which he claimed was a depiction of an 80s beginner board as opposed to the more popular modern skateboard: