25 Dumbest Internet Trends That Need To Stop

Posted by , Updated on May 9, 2017

Overall, the internet has created amazing opportunities for people. From opening a business, connecting with family far away, or accessing information, it’s revolutionized the way people live. However, like a double-edged sword, it cuts both ways. Dumb internet trends are a great example of that. Every year, dumb trends pop up, making us question humanity again. Let’s take a look at some that really jumped the shark. Here are 25 Dumbest Internet Trends That Need To Stop.


Banana Peel Challenge

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It’s an experiment for the ages. If you step on a banana, will you fall? Of course, you will! That won’t stop teenagers all over the internet from trying this challenge and giving them a first-class ticket to the hospital.


Gallon Smashing

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There’s no better way to waste valuable, delicious milk than Gallon Smashing. While on video, teens take two gallons of milk and smash them on the ground, pretending to slip and fall. Of the dumb trends that the internet has fueled, this one is close to taking the cake.




Like its ancient ancestor the Macarena or the Nae Nae before it, the Dab has taken the internet by storm and as a result, every child in America is covering their faces in shame as they raise their arms up in the air. One day, they’ll understand how dumb this is, but until then, dab on.


Condom Challenge

Condom_challengeSource: https://www.theguardian.com

For what can only be described as the failure of the sex education system, teenagers have come up with the condom challenge. In simple terms, someone puts water inside a condom, filling it up like a balloon, and then they proceed to drop it on someone’s head. The condom doesn’t break but wraps around the head with the water still inside. We’re honestly a little afraid what they’re going to make up next year.


Pokemon Go

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Pokemon Go blew up in 2016, becoming an overnight sensation and making people actually take walks outside again. Empty parks were now full of people trying to catch invisible digital monsters. Of course, as we all know, this trend died off in less than a month, leaving grown adults to wonder why they decided to take part in the first place.

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