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Nov 25, 2019

18 Of The Dumbest And Weirdest Internet Challenges Of The Decade

Let's leave the past in the past.

1. The Cinnamon Challenge

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Why it was dumb: People kept trying to swallow cinnamon even after seeing in other videos that it was impossible and painful to try.

2. The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge

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Why it was dumb: People would end up bruising and scarring their lips just to have "Kylie Jenner's lips" for 13 minutes.

3. The Salt and Ice Challenge

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Why it was dumb: People went out of their way to find a *unique* way to purposely burn themselves.

4. The Mentos and Diet Coke Challenge

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Why it was dumb: So much diet coke was wasted for no reason!!! (But low-key, this challenge was also kinda cool).

5. The Hot Pepper Challenge

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Why it was dumb: People were torturing themselves as entertainment for others. Make it make sense!!!

6. The Mannequin Challenge

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Why it was weird: People were putting themselves in often uncomfy poses just to become oddly positioned mannequins.

7. The Chubby Bunny Challenge

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Why it was weird: People were literally stuffing their mouths with marshmellows just to see if they could still pronounce the random phrase, "Chubby bunny."

8. The Banana and Sprite Challenge

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Why it was dumb: People purposely made themselves nauseas so they could try not to throw up. Enough said.

9. The Milk Gallon Challenge

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Why it was weird: Because milk is gross🤢.

10. The Saltine Cracker Challenge

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Why it was weird: It wasn't the worst challenge, but it's odd that the point was just to eat a bunch of crackers 'til your mouth was too dry to eat more.

11. The Condom Snorting Challenge

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Why it was dumb: People were actually snorting condoms and pulling them out of their mouths like some sort of twisted circus trick.

12. The Peeps challenge

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Why it was weird: Because out of all the foods to time yourself eating, people chose PEEPS.

13. The Gallon Smashing Challenge

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Why it was dumb: People were just making huge messes in public places for fun.

14. The Charlie Charlie Challenge

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Why it was weird: People were basically making DIY Ouija boars with notebook paper and took it seriously.

15. The Planking Challenge

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Why it was weird: People just became, like, surfboards in public places and idk why.

16. The Cheese Challenge

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Why it was weird: It became a popular form of entertainment to watch people fling cheese on unsuspecting pets and babies.

17. The Tide Pod Challenge

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Why it was dumb: I don't think I need to explain why eating Tide Pods was dumb.

18. The Harlem Shake Challenge

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Why it was weird: Literally everything about it. The music, the dancing, the costumes, the flailing around, the randomness. Honestly an iconic challenge.

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