11 Dumb Things People Have Done in the Name of Internet Challenges

4. The “Boyfriend Does My Makeup” Challenge

Another harmless challenge that was more pointless than anything else. Oh, your boyfriend who has never held a makeup brush in his life is about to attempt a full-faced look on you, and we’re bothering filming this for 10 minutes because maybe, just maybe, it’ll secretly turn out beautifully?

No, no, this was an entire waste of all of our time, and nothing more. And, no doubt, it ended many a relationship.


5. Doing It for the Vine

The “Do it for the Vine” movement isn’t limited to a single bad decision. It could be anything, so long as hundreds of people are willing to do it on film.

The phrase has become a shorthand for living in the moment – or, rather, 6 seconds – and covers everything from photo bombing someone’s wedding pictures to shaking it for the camera.

Here’s a rule of thumb: if you see an opportunity and think to yourself, “do it for the Vine,” then don’t do it. Better yet, leave your phone in your pocket, and walk swiftly away in the opposite direction.


Written by Mary McCaw

Mary is a freelance writer and editor. She's based in San Francisco, but lately, home is wherever her suitcase is. If you really are what you eat, she is at least 50% pizza.