twogirlsandapuppyStep 1: Tell people on Facebook that your parents will get you a puppy if you get a million likes.
Step 2: Wait 7 hours.

Easy! For bonus points, you can go on Good Morning America and the like to talk about what happened.

P.S. It’s not a requirement. But if your dad is an academic with a professional interest in viral media, it doesn’t hurt. The Atlantic’s Rebecca Rosen explains.

By Peter Kafka