- Memetic Mutation: Starting in December 2010, the game has achieved increasing internet memedom.
- Most Annoying Sound: *CRUNCH* (and maybe the *derp* to some). They're completely random and not indicative of how Qwop falls at all.
- Surprise Difficulty: Not just because running in a straight line has become trickier than juggling flaming chainsaws, but also because a hurdle appears inexplicably halfway down the track, plus you're not sprinting, you're doing a running jump. At 100 meters, you're expected to leap as far as possible into a sand pit.