People Are Taking Photos Of Garbage Bins In This Weird New Sport
Bin Lid Stands, it's so hot right now.
Bin lid stands – photos of council garbage bins leaning on their lids – is a meme 24 months in the making that is finally paying dividends.
Now, the Bin Lid Stands Facebook page has grown to almost 30,000 members, with some bin lid stands receiving more than a thousand likes and hundreds of comments.
More than a meme, the page describes bin lid standing as a sport, with multiple categories and measures of difficulty.
In the two years that the Bin Lid Stands page has been live, no submission has received a perfect 10.
Fox says the growth of a supportive community has been crucial to BLS's success.
"Growing the page as a supportive community has been an important ingredient for the page's success," he said. "The fans are heavily engaged with the posts. There's quite a few different perspectives on judging and all opinions are valid. Our fan base is mostly Australian, which is either because of our sense of humour or other countries don't have these bins - probably both!"
Many have tried to define what a "perfect 10" would look like.
"A 10 must be perfection in the absolute description of the word, flawless, beauty, perfection," wrote "BLS enthusiast" Josh Halikos on the page.