Social media has become an integral part of our lives. Checking Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat is the first thing most of us do every morning as soon as we wake up. The fault is not ours, nowadays everything is available online, every industry is slowly going digital. Social media keeps us connected with our loved ones 24*7.
Entertainment industry takes utmost advantage of these apps. Be its promotion of a movie, an event or a song social media is used to spread it like a fire in the jungle.
Recently I was scrolling through my Instagram search feed when I came across a video on ‘in my feelings challenge’. Not one video my feed was filled with such videos. It is the latest song by Drake. This made me think of other challenge videos on Instagram.
In this post, we have made a list of all such videos. Have a look-
11 Social Media Challenges that blew off the internet 2018
1 – It’s Your Fluff Challenge
The cutest challenge ever started by a girl pulling a prank on her dog and then asking others to do the same.
These videos prove how cute your dog is and you will be left going ‘awwww’. In this challenge, you take a blanket and hide behind a door while your dog/cat goes like “WTF”.
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2 – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
This challenge was started for a noble cause to make donations for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
A bucket full of ice is poured over an individual’s head and then he nominates 3 people to do the same within 24 hours.
Even Stephen Hawking’s kids did this challenge on his behalf.
3 – Condom Challenge
Okay! So this has three variations-
A) A person snorts a latex condom through the nasal cavity and take it to the back of his throat and pull it out of his mouth.
B) A water-filled condom is dropped on a person’s head enveloping the head of the person.
C) a person intentionally stretches the condom over his head to cover his face.
4 – Cinnamon Challenge
It is a food challenge where a person eats a spoonful of cinnamon and finishes in under a minute without drinking anything. This can lead to coughing, vomiting, throat infection.
5 – Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge
For those who are obsessed with thick and full lips and want their lips to look like Kylie Jenner’s. In this, a person takes a small cup and places it over their lips and start sucking out the air in order to create a vacuum. This challenge was highly criticised as the results were painful for many leaving their lips bruised.
6 – Zoom Challenge
This is a dangerous challenge to attempt. In this challenge, the song Mickey by Lil Yachty is played and the person has pulled abruptly. Even small kids are attempting this challenge which can lead to injury and can be harmful
5 – Water Bottle Challenge
This is a fun challenge. This challenge a plastic bottle filled fully or partially with water is thrown in such a way that it lands upright on its bottom. This challenge went so viral that many schools banned its students from bringing water bottles
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6 – A4 Challenge
This trend originally started in China. In this challenge, girls hold an A-4 size sheet in front of their waist and show how tiny their waists are. This made many girls go on crash dieting to fit in this sheet size.
7 – Mannequin Challenge
In this challenge, people will stop whatever they are doing and act frozen while a song is playing in the background. This was an interesting challenge.
8 – The One Finger Challenge
In this challenge, women stand in front of a mirror holding up one finger and see if they can cover their naked reflection just using that one finger. The point is to cover the nipples and vagina using one finger only. This may have been the biggest NSFW challenge in the history of social media challenges.
9 – The Mary Poppins Challenge
You would hold an umbrella and jump off. Recreating the legendary Mary Poppins movie. Although the challenge was okay sometimes it may have lead people to dangerous situations.
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10 – The Salt and Ice Challenge
Chances are you are not familiar with this challenge. Its when a person put an ice cube on his body and then put some salt on the ice. It creates a burning sensation and can lead to frostbites or even burns.
11 – Fire Challenge
People sometimes do stupid things on the internet. This may have been the most stupid and dangerous challenge. Its when you put a flammable liquid your body and light yourself up. You can imagine how it’s gonna end.
So these were some of the challenges which took social media by storm. Some of them are cute, some of them are stupid and some of them are just plain stupid. There were also some honorable mentions like Pepper challenge, Harlem shake challenge, floor is lava etc.
Did we miss anything? Have you tried any of these challenges? Do let us know in the comment section below.