The internet loves a good challenge, whether it be planking, Tebowing, the Ice Bucket Challenge, or flipping a bottle.
We haven’t seen one in a while, and considering the misery and boredom that’s come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, you would have thought that a viral internet challenge would have popped up sooner.
These challenges are great for connecting people across the world, after all, and giving everyone an opportunity to laugh at people being intentionally reckless and dimwitted.
Online users are welcoming the Milk Crate Challenge, which started on TikTok and has since become a viral internet sensation, with open arms.
The challenge is for “willing Darwin Awards participants” to try and get over a terribly unstable pyramid of stacked milk crates.
While some succeed, many more fail and fail spectacularly.
SBNation has a pretty decent explanation:
The brave souls who attempt the Milk Crate Challenge looked at 2021. They saw millions of people willing to throw their lives away because a discredited doctor on Facebook told them the COVID-19 vaccine contained silver particles and Ryan Seacrest’s DNA, and said “yanno, I’d like to do something really dumb too.”
They fashioned their janky towers of heavily used plastic with the care of Icarus sticking bird feathers together with wax. Milk Crate Challenge participants are also known for flying too close to the sun.
Onwards we go, with all of the falls, flips, and flops of the Milk Crate Challenge:
Zotdayummmmm!!!!!! 😭 pic.twitter.com/QNZWMz9guL
— ManSitChoAzzDown (@AngryManTV) August 22, 2021
Good morning. Protect your chest. pic.twitter.com/ojV3TV0f2j
— Mike 🇺🇸 (@ogmike) August 23, 2021
This guy, who wobbles for a good few minutes on the top, has earned a good chuckle:
This is by far the WORST milk crate challenge fall I’ve seen by far 🤣 pic.twitter.com/2FcdyLovL7
— HIM (@_khannnnn) August 21, 2021
Then you get some showoffs who attempt the challenge with their own unique twist:
A man by the name of White Mike has set a new world record, being the 1st person to complete the Milk Crate Challenge while rolling a blunt🤯🥇 pic.twitter.com/V4RdzAWRhd
— Official Milk Crate Challenge News Source🥛 (@SirVstudios) August 21, 2021
There’s even a Twitter account set up for this challenge – the Official Milk Crate Challenge News Source:
— Official Milk Crate Challenge News Source🥛 (@SirVstudios) August 23, 2021
One woman attempted it with heels:
Shorty raised the stakes pic.twitter.com/z3sVh3Wh7H
— Dee Goodz (@dee_goodz) August 23, 2021
They make it look too easy, which is wrong, because it isn’t:
— Yesssterday (@Yesssterday) August 22, 2021
Where all the milk crates come from, that’s anyone’s guess. But there are some theories:
“The CIA is dropping those milk crates in the hood” pic.twitter.com/PgsuT5nkbo
— LockDownRadio (@LockDownRadio4) August 23, 2021
Featuring peak capitalism:
Na man lol this ain’t right. pic.twitter.com/N3SIKOGK0y
— Ibrahim H. (@KingOfQueenz) August 23, 2021
All these videos will soon be buried in the internet archives, and the challenge will fade into obscurity.
For now, though, it’s worth enjoying.
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