The Internet seems to be in a perpetual Wait-For-It mode with the number of bizarre online trends making the rounds in recent times. It’s like people are constantly lying in wait for something different to pop-up in the news, and then make videos or take pictures and go viral with it. Not to mention, making a spectacle of themselves in public.
Some of the ones we’ve witnessed till date would be,
Lying face down in public in an apparent comatose state…or in other words, imitating a wooden plank.
Pouring milk over you while fully clothed, in public places like a supermarket, train station, middle of the road, anywhere.
Pretend to be a bat by hanging from your feet from a pole, or a branch or anything that can take your weight. No, they don’t turn into crime-fighting crusaders by night. Just land on their head a lot
Pretending to have been decapitated, with a picture showing the head separated from the body
Imitating an owl by perching on a surface and staring off into space
Baguetting simply involves using the long French bread in any unconventional manner that will invoke mirth among the viewers.
First, you have to drive into the drive-through of a fast food joint and order an ice cream cone. Then when the attendant hands it over to you, grab it by the ice cream and not the cone. The main goal here is to capture the attendant’s surprised reaction at the absurdity of your action.
In Frosting, one gets into their summer gear regardless of the freezing temperatures outside and pretends to engage in normal summer-time activities. The idea is to get really creative if you want to have the viewers in stitches…That and also the ability to withstand the chilly weather while sporting a pair of trunks or a swimsuit.
The acts get weirder by the day, with the latest one being Tildaing.
Tildaing is based upon actress Tilda Swinton’s latest art installation titled The Maybe, in the MoMA Museum in New York City. What is this new art piece, you ask?
It’s Tilda herself…sleeping…in a glass box.
Yup, that’s it. People from all over the nation are now flocking towards the MoMA Museum simply to watch her ‘pretend’ to be asleep.
While spectators may not have figured the point to such an exhibit just yet, alert online trending artists have found other users for it…to create a new fad, of course.
Tildaing is now all the rage with individuals laying flat on a surface in public and pretending to be asleep. While Tilda snoozing may not have created much of a buzz, Tildaing definitely did.