If the Ice Challenge hasn’t yet hit its peak, it’s only a matter of time before we run out of people who haven’t doused themselves in ice water, paid money to get out of doing it or made a status update about how stupid the trend is, despite the millions of dollars that it’s raised.
Unlike previous fads, like selfies and “Frozen,” its impossible to argue that the Ice Bucket Challenge hasn’t has a positive impact on the world, but the reality is that it’s only a matter of time before it gets beaten into the ground like every other trend before it.
Part of that positive impact has to do with the funds and awareness raised for ALS, but it’s also provided the world with an incredible amount of entertainment thanks to people who tried to do the Ice Bucket Challenge, but somehow managed to screw it up.
I’ve previously posted a few of these in video form, but they’re infinitely more enjoyable on repeat for eternity. The Ice Bucket Challenge might be getting a little old, but I don’t know if I’ll ever get tired of watching people screw it up.
The cap was on the Jameson, but that other part wasn’t staged
Drive-bys are so much harder when you forget about physics
A helmet can only do so much
It’s all fun and games until someone shatters a vertebra
“Watch out for that cool… nevermind”
The Ice Bucket Challenge meets “QWOP”
The struggle is the realest
Upper body strength is your friend
And D, for those of you who want it
“Let’s put a trashcan on the roof! What can go wrong? Oh. That.”
In fact, heights, in general, aren’t the best idea
At least try to hold on to whatever container you’re using
It’s a good idea to make sure the ice isn’t a solid chunk
Taking it out of the bag helps, too
It’s like a do-it-yourself concussion kit
For those of you thinking about using Styrofoam coolers: Stop
It was probably just his superhuman strength
If you’re going to be doing the pouring, it’s best to avoid hitting people in the face with the bucket
Holding on to it is also a good idea
Reminder: Bathtubs are slippery
Falling isn’t only a concern for the person on the receiving end
Coordination is key
Chairs can be so confusing sometimes
The self-knockout actually deserves some credit
Sitting down should be the easiest part of the Ice Bucket Challenge
At least everyone else put in a little bit of effort
Connor Toole is the Senior Humor Writer for Elite Daily, begrudgingly living in New York City and burdened with the daunting task of entertaining the discerning masses online (where he assumes everything is fake by default). He grew up in Connecticut (not the rich part) and graduated from Boston College, where he spent most of his time writing things on the Internet while majoring in a topic he didn't realize he hated until he earned the necessary credits. Standing at 6' 10", he is required by Giant Law to utter "Fee-fi-fo-fum" whenever someone asks him to. His interests include Mark Ruffalo. Feel free to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org as long as you aren't annoying.
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