From time to time, Social media has always been thrown into frenzy with things which starts as jokes and later becomes trends and end up as challenge with many people jumping onto it.
In the past, we have seen challenges like the Ice Bucket Challenge, the Bottle opening challenge, the Silhouette Challenge among others which went viral.
In the case of the Ice bucket challenge, top sports icons are took park in the challenge with US former President Trump also taking park.
The latest to have emanated from Chinese owned social media platform Tiktok is the Milk crates challenge.
On August 22, the milk crate challenge took over social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. However, the viral trend is being criticized by many as the fails or falls have led to severe injuries.
What is the Milk Crate Challenge?
The milk crate challenge sees people attempting to climb a staircase of arranged crates.
To take part in it, individuals first start by arranging six to eight crates at the bottom and reducing one box on each layer. Once they are pleased with the positioning, they then try to climb it.
The point of the trend is to make sure an individual is able to climb down from the other side without falling. While it might sound like an easy task, several people have ended up with severe injuries as the arranged crates in most cases collapsed while climbers are on top climbing.
Who started the Milk Crates Challenge?
The exact source of the challenge has not been identified but As per Know Your Meme, on August 13, Kenneth Waddell had posted a Live on his Facebook which showed a couple of kids enjoying the game in a park.
Following this, on August 14, Jordan Browne posted a video of a man trying to climb the crate stairs. At that point, this challenge did not have a name. However, since it was different and never seen before, it did not take long for it to become popular.
Below are some videos of the Milk crate challenge which went viral
— Yesssterday (@Yesssterday) August 19, 2021
The Milk Crates challenge has shown to be a dangerous trend one can think of trying.
Viral video have seen people falling from that height and having their bodies smashed to the ground or on these crates.
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— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) August 23, 2021
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— smoovjames (@zarion_5) August 20, 2021