How Dr. Pepper, Ted Cruz, And The Zodiac Meme All Converged To Form A Surreal Twitter Moment

How Dr. Pepper, Ted Cruz, And The Zodiac Meme All Converged To Form A Surreal Twitter Moment

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Texas senator and former candidate for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination, Senator Ted Cruz just stoked a killer fire. The Zodiac Killer.

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In 2013, a theory began buzzing online that Ted Cruz may, in fact, be the never caught, notorious Zodiac Killer. The rumor had a revival during the 2016 election. There is no evidence to substantiate this claim and yet Cruz has toyed with ambiguity when it comes to the answer. 

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For the most part it's been used as a gag and hilarious internet fodder for conspiracy theorists, but now it seems the Senator from Texas wants in on the joke as well. 

However his reason for joining the conversation suddenly, after all this time leads to a new mystery. 

Recently Cruz left an ominous message? Clue?  On Twitter.


Interesting to say the least. Apparently there is a reasonable answer. 

It all started during Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Senate heating.

Senator Ben Sasse opened his line of questioning with an apology, noting that he'd "dumped a Dr. Pepper on Senator Cruz, so that was what was distracting us on this side of the dais."

The thought of throwing/spilling Dr. Pepper on Ted Cruz set off quite the Twitter storm. 






Later Sasse joined in on Twitter, responding to a tweet that (jokingly) suggests that Cruz is the son of Lee Harvey Oswald and therefore deserved a Dr. Pepper spray. Cruz then took to Twitter to finally take part in the conversation by tweeting a photo of one of the Zodiac Killer's infamous coded letters, reigniting the joke. 

Well that was all social media needed.







Well this idea is clearly never going to die. And just in time for Halloween. 

Does anyone else see a Netflix/David Fincher series in the making?

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H/T : Mashable, Twitter

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