TikTok's Hot Cheeto Tomb Preserves The Snack For Future Generations

You've probably heard about the ancient Egyptian ritual where they mummified food for the deceased lest they need it in the afterlife. National Geographic notes how all sorts of food including meat and poultry were dried with salt and carefully bandaged before being doused with resins to preserve them for eternity — Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun crossed over to the other side with beef ribs. While some cultures still mummify the bodies of their dead today, it's not common practice to preserve food as they did in ancient Egypt. One TikToker decided to do it anyway.

Meme artist and TikToker Sunday Nobody is going viral after burying a pack of Flamin' Hot Cheetos in a custom-built sarcophagus. If it all goes according to the creator's plan, the lucky little pack of Cheetos will survive thousands of years until it is discovered by future civilizations like we did mummies. The creator has done everything in his power to ensure that happens.

Pharoah-well, Flamin' Hot Cheetos

As documented in his viral TikTok, user Sunday Nobody built the 3000-pound sarcophagus from scratch using concrete. He dyed it black and listed out the ingredients in the headstone in gold-leafed text. He cast the packet of Cheetos in resin and suspended it in the tomb using wires. The project took four weeks to finish.

"Historical artifact buried below. Do not open for 10,000 years. Year buried 2022," the grave plot reads. Sunday Nobody wasn't paid by the snack brand to build the tomb, but he thinks it was the best thing he could've spent his money on. "I don't want clothes or a car or any of that stuff," he said of spending $1200 on the project, a sum he had saved over two years from his animator job. 

TikTokers had all sorts of reactions to the creator's project. "They'll either think we worshipped hot Cheetos or that they destroyed us all. Either way, they'll be correct," user @kat.aliseee predicted. User @carsonbreezy wrote, "This might be the best way to describe our generation." Author John Green also chimed in and wrote, "Bit commitment level: [100]."

The creator loves to do fun art projects that are non-commercial. "I'd rather sell myself to my job rather than sell my art to people," he told Insider. This is the same person who went viral after he painted 386 dancing bears in a tunnel. He also made a 21st century religious manuscript, a robot-written script of the movie Shrek.