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

10. Extreme Phone Pinching

This is honestly more of a brag than anything else, and if you’re dumb enough to feebly hold your phone between a subway grate or above a body of water, you deserve to drop it. Forreal. Sorry not sorry!


11. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ok, yes, this challenge did have some merits, the biggest two being that it raised awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and also generated hundreds of thousands of dollars for ALS research.

The downside? People have actually gotten injured in the name of medicine. Buckets full of water and ice are deceptively heavy. Maybe we need a new internet challenge to spread awareness about that.


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.