Emily Allgair, Staff
10. Banana Sprite Challenge
Absolutely foul. Putting aside the fact that this challenge results in vomiting, the flavor combination alone makes me nauseous. Also, why would you do a challenge where the “prize” is throwing up? Like just pull trig if you’re that desperate, but to each their own I suppose.
9. Kiki Do You Love Me
Catchy song but dumb premise. That’s all I have to say.
8. Tide Pod Challenge
I don’t actually know of anyone who participated in this challenge, but I do know that Boomers and Gen X thought that this challenge would be the death of every single Gen Z-er on the internet. That fact alone made the Tide Pod challenge worthy enough to be placed on this list.
7. Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge
Not super dangerous, just super funny if your lips were bruised for a couple of days. Ranked so low because this challenge is, in my opinion, kind of mundane.
6. Cinnamon Challenge
Glozell remains superior to this challenge, but this challenge did end up putting some people in the hospital seeing as the cinnamon actually burned some esophaguses…
5. Salt and Ice Challenge
Brilliant but dangerous. There was one case where an adult babysitter did it to the child she was being paid to watch. Yes, this was a case of sheer stupidity, but as you will see with the next few challenges, points are docked for the opportunity for participants to be so dumb.
4. Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS Ice Bucket challenge raises awareness for ALS research. Although this is a great cause, the initial point was to make a donation in addition to dousing yourself with ice cold water — something that most people who partook ended up dropping the ball on.
3. Mannequin Challenge
This challenge allows room to get creative. If you’re just frozen still in a normal position, you aren’t doing the challenge the way it was intended to be done.
2. Saltine Challenge
The fact that this challenge is attainable makes it ranked so highly. Although difficult due to the sheer dryness of the cracker itself, eating six saltine crackers in 60 seconds can indeed be done.
I don’t even need to explain this one. Whoever thought it would be funny to just lie completely stiff deserves at least a Nobel Peace Prize.