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This article contains information relating to a hoax. According to Cambridge dictionary a hoax is "a plan to deceive a large group of people; a trick."
A Homunculus (meaning little man) is said to be a humanoid creature that is a fully formed microscopic human adult that is formed when sperm is injected into a chicken's egg. The creature comes from the concept of 16th century alchemy, it is historically referred to as creation of a miniature, fully formed human.
The idea of growing your own small human started when the theory of a small miniature human could be seen in the head of a sperm cell through a microscope. Obviously this theory turned out to be false.
On YouTube a man who goes by the name Korney has many videos on making his own Homunculus and showing them to the world. He has so far made 3 fake Homunculi.
The first creature he made from an egg seemed to be the same color as human skin, it had long appendages and a body almost as thin as the appendages, the man described the creature as having the brain of a parasite, in his video on YouTube you can see the creature moving but died shortly after. In the next video when he has another Homunculus, it was green and yellow, at first it appeared to be dead but then it started moving, it faced the man and shot some kind of string of fake acid or poison, at which point the man dropped it onto the table and smashed it with a book. It was the video that made homunculus popular.
The 3rd creature he faked was yellow and has a long red tentacle or tongue coming from the creature's head and slime comes from the creature's body and it lives in a glass of water, being fed sugar and he talks of starting to feed it blood and milk.
Billschannel, after hearing about the viral phenomenon, posted a video about how it had been faked using magnetic fields, plasticine, and careful camera editing.
A Homunculus was mentioned in the book series by Pseudonymous Bosch "The Secret Series"
The Green Baby from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean, was based on the Homunculus, including being born from its master's flesh.
-In the Zombies mode of Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4, The Homunculous is used as a special weapon which attracts zombies and other enemies, and decapitates them with its tribal club.