People Were Asked If They Care About The Extinction Of Homo Sapiens And The Answers Are Hilariously Stupid

Joshua RogersJoshua Rogers in Funny, News, World
Published 13.05.19

Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets of Los Angeles to ask people if they cared about the extinction of Homo sapiens and the answers are ridiculously stupid.

The evolution of mankind from its humble beginnings as a slimy, single-celled glob at the bottom of a pond to what we have today, with the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron – two examples of humanity at its absolute best – is both mystifying and beautiful.

But while we’re undoubtedly at the top of the food chain – some of us anyway – there’s countless other animals facing the very real threat of extinction.


The United Nations recently reported that vast numbers of species are set to go extinct if something isn’t done to combat climate change instantly. Worrying times lie ahead.

But apparently, they’re a lot closer than I first thought, because some humans don’t even know what we actually are.

Jimmy Kimmel sent out a reporter to find out whether people cared about the possible extinction of one species in particular – Homo sapiens, or “humans”, to give them a more recognisable name – and the answers are staggering.

Oh, the stupidity.

Good god we’re in a lot more trouble than I first imagined.

Highlights include:

“I saw one once – at the zoo. Furry …big …gorilla-looking. He was picking his watchadilly.”

“We have to find a way to live with the Homo sapiens in a way where they don’t affect us and we don’t affect them. Kinda like in a separation type of way.”


They might be onto something.

In all seriousness, though, I’m extremely worried about the education system in the US. How is it failing that many people? Would you get the same answers if you ran the same experiment in the UK?

What’s even more concerning is that it’s not even the most ridiculous thing seen on a Jimmy Kimmel segment.

JK and his crew once took to the streets to ask random Americans to point out a country on a map.


One country.

ANY country.

You know where this is going, don’t you?

Maybe it would be better if we were extinct.


Some of us anyway…

Images via Twitter/Jimmy Kimmel/YouTube