An egg, Ariana Grande and CR7: they are the posts with the most “likes” ever

A challenge (to Kylie Jenner) and the announcement of a twin pregnancy, and then marriages and children. Here is the ranking of the most liked posts on Instagram. But also that of the most iconic photos in history according to the internet.

As Henrik Ibsen said "A picture is worth a thousand words". Surely it can be worth millions (and millions) of "likes" on Instagram. Especially if a well-known or well-known name is posting it. But that's not necessarily the case.

So here is the ranking of the most popular photos on Instagram and that of the most iconic photos in history. She drew them by Inkifi, thanks to her experience in creating memorable photo albums.

The post with the most likes? The egg that "beat" Kylie Jenner

In first place, with 56.1 million likes, there is an egg. Well yes, an egg. It was shared on Instagram on January 5, 2018 by the English world_record_egg account. It was posted precisely for the purpose of reaching the top of the most liked images. It is in fact accompanied by the invitation: "Let's make a world record together and get the most popular post ever on Instagram. We beat Kylie Jenner's current record. " He achieved his goal, getting more likes than the little hand of the newborn Stormi Webster holding Jenner's finger.

Challenge the egg Cristiano Ronaldo

In second place in the ranking, the photo with which Cristiano Ronaldo announces that his partner is expecting twins. With 32.9 million likes.

In third place in the ranking, XXXTentacion's last and only post before his disappearance in May 2018. The young American rapper, born Jahseh Dwayne Onofroy, was murdered in broad daylight in Deerfield Beach, north of Miami. The post collected 29.5 million likes.

Long live the newlyweds! Among the posts with the most likes

In fourth place? The wedding photos of Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez, with 26.6 million likes.

Followed by Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner who reveal the birth of the second child (25 million likes), the post with a dedication by Zendaya to Tom Holland (24.5).

Movies, children and dyes

Again, Tom Holland recreating the Spiderman meme (24.2), Kylie Jenner's baby girl holding her mother's finger and Billie Eilish revealing her new blonde hair (21.9 million likes).

The great images of the past

But if these posts tell about some aspect of our time, Inkifi has also tried to consider what remains of the past in our imagination. With the ranking of the most present historical photos on the internet (using Reverse Search Images).

On the podium, the man on the moon, with 31,003 results.

From World War II to the Great Depression

Second, with 18,691 results, Lunch atop a skyscraper (or lunch on a skyscraper): the photo that appeared in 1932 on the pages of the Sunday supplement of the New York Herald Tribune, became an icon of an era, the Great Depression, and of the city of New York. The author unknown (perhaps Charles C. Ebbets), portrays 11 workers perched on the scaffolding of the Rockefeller Center in New York eating lunch, without the slightest discomfort.

In third place, with 16,235 results, the photo of the flag of Iwo Jima. Taken on the Japanese island on February 23, 1945 by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, it portrays six US Army soldiers hoisting a United States flag on top of the mountain. The photo quickly became a symbol of World War II, and subsequently one of the most iconic images of the entire twentieth century. They say it's laid. But the strength of the symbol remains.

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