Internet Challenges

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WARNING: The following challenges listed are absolutely NOT to be partaken in, as they are either dangerous or illegal. If you take part in any of these challenges then know that this wiki is not responsible for your actions (and frankly, you deserve it if it backfires).

Internet Challenges feature Internet users recording themselves taking a challenge and then distributing the resulting video through social media sites, often inspiring or daring other users to repeat the challenge. They are often times worth several memes of popularity, depending on the virality of the challenge. Most of the time, they are dangerous, but not all of them.

List of challenges

  1. Cinnamon Challenge
    • This involves filming oneself eating a spoonful of ground cinnamon in under 60 seconds without drinking anything. This creates a serious health risk as cinnamon coats and dries the mouth and throat which may result in irritation, pneumonia, etc.
  2. Tide Pod Challenge
    • This involves the consumption of Tide Pods - a laundry detergent pod, and needless to say, it's toxic.
  3. Ghost Pepper Challenge
    • The Ghost Pepper, or "Bhut Jolokia", is one of the hottest and most-painful-to-consume chillies in the world. One poor guy ended up having a hole burned through his esophagus after attempting the challenge.
  4. Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge
    • For this challenge, one's required insert their lips into a shot glass, small jar or bottle, then suck out the air, creating a vacuum. The hope is they'll end up with pouty lips like the reality TV star. This may not have lethal results but can still result in injuries.
  5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    • This famous challenge involves dumping of a bucket of ice and water over a person's head, either by another person or self-administered, to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to its research. While most people who did it donated money to the ALS association (around 100 millions of dollars were raised), there are still people who did it without donating and just to get popularity.
  6. Don't Judge Challenge
    • This one is more silly than harmful, the participant records oneself at a close-up angle while wearing heavy makeup to appear as unattractive as possible, before transitioning into another self-portrait in which the he/she is shown in their most photogenic form. This started out as a campaign to combat body shaming.
  7. Knockout Challenge
    • It involves knocking the other participant out to win, comes with a disclaimer that it may cause brain damage.
  8. Fire Challenge
    • As its name suggests, it involves setting oneself on fire using flammable liquids such as witch hazel, hand sanitizer, nail polish remover, etc.
  9. White Baby Challenge
    • A challenge that was apparently created by white supremacists in order to trigger SJWs.
  10. Charlie Charlie Challenge
    • A modern incarnation of a Spanish paper-and-pencil game called Juego de la Lapicera. Like a Magic 8-Ball, the game is played by teenagers using held or balanced pencils to produce answers to questions they ask. Teenage girls have played Juego de la Lapicera for generations in Spain and Hispanic America, asking which boys in their class like them.
  11. Ouija Board Challenge
    • A flat board marked with the letters of the alphabet, the numbers 0–9, the words "yes", "no", "hello" (occasionally), and "goodbye", along with various symbols and graphics.
    • Players take turns asking questions and then "wait to see what the planchette spells out" for them.
  12. Condom Challenge
    • Type 1: Inserting a condom into one's nostril, snorting it back through the throat and coughing it out of the mouth. Choking hazard.
    • Type 2: Filling a condom with water and dropping it on the participant's head to... test its elasticity?
    • Type 3: Manually stretching a condom directly over one's own head. Choking hazard!
  13. Neknomination
    • The original rules of the game require the participants to film themselves drinking a pint of an alcoholic beverage, usually beer, in one gulp and upload the footage to the web. But it became more and more extreme as time passes.
  14. Salt & Ice Challenge
    • Participants pour salt on their bodies, usually on the arm, and ice is then placed on the salt. And, yes, it hurts - a lot.
  15. One Finger Challenge
    • Unlike other challenges, this challenge is more pacifistic than others. Participants have to take nude selfies of themselves in the mirror, but with only one finger covering the obscure parts.
  16. Yoga Challenge
    • Just like the One Finger Challenge, no suicidal elements are involved although it requires a lot of flexibility to do. 2 or more participants combine yoga poses where the second yoga pose is performed on top of it and onward. (For example, Participant 1 is doing a headstand pose while Participant 2 is doing a scorpion pose on top of Participant 1.
  17. Roundabout to Death Challenge
    • Participants sit on the middle of a roundabout as it was spun at high speeds using the rear of a motorbike. To put in perspective, the G-force that is experienced in this challenge is normally experienced by astronauts or fighter pilots in controlled environments. Injuries related to G-force excess in a non-trained average person.

Why They're Completely Rotten

  1. Many idiots are inspired to take part in these challenges without a second thought.
  2. These challenges can lead to someone being seriously injured or even killed.
  3. Most of these challenges are mere publicity stunts that gain attention with their idiotic themes.
  4. There are no reasons to do them whatsoever other than following a dangerous-to-lethal trend.
  5. People who spread this kind of challenges never warn explicitly about the dangers of doing the challenge.