Unless your internet service has gone out or you’ve been legitimately camping sans communication over the past week, you might’ve noticed that the world has gone crazy. Yes, crazy, because how else would you describe everybody dumping ice cold water over their heads?
Puzzled and wondering what the heck is going on? Well, people are voluntarily freezing their brains off to raise awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
So in case you don’t know by now, here’s how it works: First, somebody needs to nominates you to take the challenge. You have 24 hours to accept. However, if you decide that dumping a bucket of ice water on your head isn’t your thing, you can donate $100 to ALS research instead. It’s only fair, right? (Although, since these celebs are millionaires, shouldn’t they donate AND do the ice bucket challenge?). If you decide to take the plunge, then you get the right to nominate three additional people to take the challenge, and so forth.
For example, here’s Justin Timberlake and his friends taking the challenge head on:
JT challenged his boy Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and Steve Higgins. The classy bunch of guys decided to face this feat together:
Over the weekend, dozens of other celebrities eagerly hopped onto the bandwagon. Here are our favourites:
Parks and Recreation‘s Chris Pratt downed not one, but two bottles of vodka before being doused multiple times with water from the skies above:
We’re not sure what will make you laugh more, Oprah’s bone-chilling scream or Gail’s eagerness to douse her bestie:
“Weird Al” Yankovic decided to take a chill pill during his challenge:
And Bill Gates took it to another level by inventing this:
If you’re looking for some eye candy, we have a whole slew of hunks to choose from:
There’s True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello:
And White Collar‘s Matt Bomer:
There was also some shirtless action going on thanks to:
Iron Man a.k.a. Robert Downey Jr.:
Dallas’ Jesse Metcalfe:
The Arrow‘s Stephen Amell:
And Glee‘s Mark Salling:
There you have it folks. Have these celebs inspired you? If you’re desperately waiting to get nominated, ALS Canada has got you covered. They’re asking ALL Canadians to take the ice bucket challenge now. So, what are you waiting for? Go grab that bag of ice and get dumping.