Why Is Everyone in Your Facebook Feed Dousing Themselves in Ice Water?Is it just us, or is everyone really into cold showers lately? Your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds may be peppered with videos of your friends dumping buckets of ice water on their heads to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
If you’re like me, you’ve been confused by a bunch of photos and videos of people pouring ice water on themselves all over your Facebook page. This seems like one of the weirdest social media trends in a while, but it’s actually inspired by a really good cause.
To participate, get a bucket-full of ice water and pour it on your head while wearing regular clothing. Then, with the icy water still trickling down your back, nominate friends to take the same challenge. If they’re too chicken, the friends can donate some amount of money to a charity. Otherwise, the cycle repeats, and each nominates three more friends to take the challenge. Of course, the entire challenge should be filmed and posted to your social media platform of choice. SEE MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE2