17 Of The Most Inexplicable Internet Trends Of The Last Few Years


Remember those good old days when the planking was the weirdest thing on the Internet? Well, we’ve come a long way since then. And it seems we won’t stop anytime soon. Here are 17 of those craziest trends to remind you that you’re using technology for the weirdest purposes, people.  Although some are for a good cause like the Ice Bucket Challenge, most of them should’ve been just illegal. Just saying.

1. Harlem Shake

A single person dances to the DJ Baauer song, and others around do not notice what’s going on for a while. Then these other weirdos join the person who started the thing repeating the same ridiculous movements they call “dance.” This was a 2013 thing. Don’t ever think about doing it in 2017, will you?

2. Mannequin Challenge

Everyone in the room stands still, except the one recording the video, of course. This is the most recent one, and probably the most innocent, compared to the others below.

3. Planking

Lay horizontally across any object or the ground with your arms by your sides. Here it is, you made it.

4. Owling

People squat "like an owl" in a populated but unusual area. Because they think it’s fun.


5. Breading Cat

This one involved unwilling third parties: innocent cats. They say “WTF” with their eyes because you don’t understand their language.

6. PPAP - Pen Pineapple Apple Pen

If you’re one of those who searched “What's the deal with that Pen Pineapple Apple Pen video?” on Google, you’re welcome. You have a well functioning brain that doesn’t celebrate every little weirdness on the internet. Or maybe we were just old and didn’t get it.

7. One Finger Selfie

People taking nude selfies of themselves in front of a mirror while covering their private parts using only one finger. Let me ask WHY once again.

8. Bathroom selfies

Back when there were no smartphones, people used to read the paper on the toilet (in case you don’t remember). But hey, you have a camera in your hand, why not taking selfies while urinating, right?

9. Vadering

This one involves two people recreating the Star Wars scene in which Darth Vader uses the Force to grab an opposing character in a choke hold. Well, it’s probably the coolest one of them all, if you ask me.

10. Teapotting

People pose as a teapot with their arms and body in a way reminiscent of the children's song and dance “I'm a little Teapot.” It’s widely considered as a much safer version of Planking.

11. Ice Bucket Challenge

Finally, someone noticed how much we enjoy posting weird stuff on the Internet and used it for a good cause. The dumping of a bucket of ice and water over your head did actually help in promoting awareness of the disease ALS. A lot of people donated money to ALS organizations, so it came back again in summer 2016.

12. After Sex Selfie

I hope you don’t need an explanation for this, but just in case: you have sex, take a selfie with your partner afterward. Why? That I don’t know.

13. Baguetting

This is a photo fad in which people photograph themselves while holding a baguette bread in substitute of everyday objects, like the ones you see in the pictures. At least this one doesn’t require annoying the shit out of your poor cat.

14. Be Like Bill

This meme was a way for people to passive-aggressively call out social media behaviors that annoy them. Ironically but unsurprisingly, it became one of the most annoying ones.

15. Blair Witching

The act of standing in a corner very eerily and creepily. That’s pretty much it.

16. Bed Jumping

Find someone to take a picture of you jumping on the bed. But please be a little more creative than posing like Superman, please.

17. Salt and Ice Challenge

Participants pour salt on their bodies, usually on the arm and ice is then placed on the salt.This causes a "burning" sensation, and people vie to withstand the pain for the longest time. As you may have guessed, there are no health benefits. It’s supposed to be fun.

BONUS: Condom Snorting

If you haven’t heard already, the condom challenge is when you snort a condom up your nose and pull it out of your mouth. The weirdest, dirtiest, and dumbest of them all...

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