A petition urging the US Government to merge North and South Dakota into one big state known as MegaKota is gaining more traction than you might think.
We live in a world where almost everyone is looking and hoping for something that is going to go "viral." That one moment we happen to catch on camera. A tweet that the right person enjoys and shares with their thousands, maybe even millions of followers. Sadly, for the majority of us, going viral is just a pipedream.
What makes that reality even more annoying is some of the people that do go viral and get famous, and the sometimes moronic things that land them that fame. We have all likely thought to ourselves at one time or another that our tweets are much funnier or more insightful than something posted by Kanye West. Nevertheless, Kanye is the one with all the followers and retweets while we're lucky if one person finds our hilarious thought worth sharing.
There are also those things where we watch or read them and think to ourselves "damn, why didn't I think of that?" This is not one of those things. Dillan Stewart took to the internet a couple of weeks ago and started perhaps the strangest petition we have ever seen. Stewart has urged Donald Trump to consider merging North and South Dakota into one state. He suggests that the massive new state should be called MegaKota, because why wouldn't it be?
Merge South and North Dakota to make MegaKota— Midwest vs Everybody (@midwestern_ope) January 10, 2019
rt to sign the petition pic.twitter.com/uAWXREU2Es
At the time of typing this on January 15, 2019, the petition has garnered more than 16,000 signatures. That's right, more than 16,000 people believe that North and South Dakota should merge into MegaKota. Naturally, the internet has been having a lot of fun with it. Our favorite comments surrounding the potential existence of MegaKota so far include "alone they are weak but MegaKota shall ride from their remains and become the greatest state," and "how can be called the United States if some of our states are divided in half?"
Honestly, if this were to happen, it probably wouldn't be the craziest thing that happens in the US in 2019. The President wants to be careful when it comes to setting a precedent, though. If he unites the Dakotas, maybe the Carolinas will then demand the same treatment. Plus, some states may then request to be split in two. It's a slippery slope if you ask us but if you disagree, you can sign the petition by clicking here.