We never thought we’d see the day when the Fire Challenge and the Ice Bucket Challenge were united as one.
Dubbed the Dumbest Man in the World by E!, the man in this YouTube video staged an absurd Ice Bucket Challenge wherein he lit his head on fire before dousing himself in ice water. To make matters more absurd, he also equipped himself with a tiny stars-and-stripes-covered vest, camouflage cargo shorts, and a giant Confederate flag. God Bless America. Read More
A U.K. teen has reportedly become the first fatal victim of the Ice Bucket Challenge, an Internet trend designed to help fight a deadly disease.
Cameron Lancaster, 18, is believed to have completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and then jumped feet-first off an 80-foot cliff into the shallow water at an abandoned quarry, the Telegraph reports. His body was found after a four-hour search. Read More
Good work, teens. Besides saving helpless people from burning buildings, firefighters now have to devote their energy to worrying about your dumb, dangerous social media trend.
The New Jersey Division of Fire Safety recently released a statewide emergency bulletin warning firefighters and fire officials about the “Fire Challenge” craze, wherein teens are covering themselves in flammable liquid, lighting themselves on fire, and then documenting it on social media. Read More
“The cinnamon challenge” once captivated the viral video lovers, but it seems things have escalated.
A teenager was seriously injured after lighting himself on fire attempting a “challenge” that’s been popping up across the Internet.
After seeing videos of “the fire challenge” on Facebook and YouTube, the 15-year-old Kentucky boy poured alcohol on his chest and Read More
Good thing school’s out for summer. Wikipedia, the Internet’s favorite knowledge base, has been down for the last 45 minutes.
The Wikimedia foundation tweeted that its engineers are currently working on solving the problem. Betabeat can access individual articles, but gets the above error message when trying to navigate to the main page. Hopefully it should be back up soon.