On January 2nd, 2024, Bingus was found passed out lying on the floor in his residence in Flopperinburg. A note was found saying he killed himself because his past was haunting him.Who is Bingus the cat and why is he trending?
Bingus is a hairless Sphynx cat that originated from a video in which he is petted while staring at his owner. Attracting attention on Instagram in March 2020, Bingus’ popularity exploded in September after he appeared in a viral Reddit post, which later resulted in online users referring to all Sphynx's as "Bingus."Who is Bingus on Instagram?
The next day, Instagram  user big_chungles reposted the video and received more than 27,000 views in the same period. The cat was dubbed "Bingus" as early as June 9th, with multiple comments on big_chungles’ post reading "hi bingus."  Add a comment... InstagramHow did Bingus get its name?
A September 18th Reddit post by user can_a_dude_a_taco on /r/bingus  claims that the original creator of Bingus, who is alleged to be friends with subarusocks, wished to remain anonymous. In a similar fashion to Big Floppa and caracals, people began using "Bingus" as a generic nickname for Sphynx cats following the trend.