The Neknomination craze began as an Australian online drinking game in which people challenged friends to out do them in downing drinks. In February, the dangerous drinking game was given a feel-good twist when local man Brent Lindeque gave out food and drink at a stop street and sent out the challenge to the people watching.
In the same vein the Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise money for the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ( ALS ) Association. ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease and Motor Neurone Disease, is a disease that attacks the spinal cord and can lead to speech difficulties, muscle spasms and even paralysis.
And all you have to do is pour a bucket of freezing cold, icy water on top of your head. Easy right?
People challenged to the Ice Bucket Challenge can either accept and donate money to the person’s chosen charity or turn the offer down and donate more.
With sport stars, businessmen and even celebrities taking place everyone seems to be taking the challenge.
We’ve pulled together some of the best Ice Bucket Challenges on YouTube:
The Foo Fighters Ice Bucket Challenge will Blow Your Mind
The Rock Takes the Challenge
Drake does it on stage with Lil Wayne
Taylor Swift and crew give for ALS
Selena Gomez accepts Swift’s Challenge
Cristiano Ronaldo takes the plunge
Bill Gates Ice Bucket Challenge 2.0
6) Some of the Best Challenges In One Video