Remember how the world went crazy after Kiki challenge last year? Every time we opened our social media accounts, we came across countless videos of participants coming out of a moving car, leaving the car door open and dancing to Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’ song as the car cruises down the street.
Well, seems like the Americans can’t let go off summer without a new viral challenge. After Ice bucket challenge and Kiki Challenge, the Americans have come up with a new viral trend called ‘Bottle Cap Challenge’. The challenge requires you to sidekick the cap off a plastic bottle. The participants need to place the plastic water bottle on a flat surface and unscrew the top completely. This trending challenge is inspired by roundhouse kick in mixed martial arts.
Wondering how this trend started? Well, this call to action began withing boxing culture but it trended after the designer Errolson Hugh and UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway challenged singer John Mayer.
Holloway shared a video in which he was seen ding a spinning back kick and unscrewing a capped bottle in the process. Challenging John Mayer, he wrote “Passing this on to our guy John Mayer.”
The popular singer accepted the challenge and responded with his own video nailing the act. The video was posted online by United Fighting Championship’s official Twitter account.
Legend 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 https://t.co/K6Vw2Ojyac
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) June 29, 2019
John Mayer then took the followed the chain by further challenging actor and film producer Jason Statham. The actor posted a video of himself in slow motion. The video garnered over 10 million views on Instagram.
And this is how the Bottle cap challenge became a trend on social media. #bottlecapchallenge hashtag has over 27,000 thousand posts on Instagram and the numbers are increasing as you read this article.
This new trend has also become popular in India after action hero Akshay Kumar posted a video of himself trying out the same after watching Jason Statham’s video.
Sharing his video, he wrote, “I couldn’t resist #BottleCapChallenge Inspired by my action idol @JasonStatham,
I will repost/retweet the Best I see, come on Guys and Girls get your Bottle out and your Legs in the Air, Let’s Do This #FitIndia#WednesdayMotivation”
The actor has inspired the young boys and girls to try out this challenge and he is posting the videos of those who do it with perfection.
Have a look at some video he shared on his Instagram handle.
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#Repost @rohit.c.akki ・・・ I couldn’t resist the #bottlecapchallenge. Inspired by my lifetime ideal @akshaykumar sir . I would like to nominate our sports minister @kiren.rijiju ji to take this challenge and motivate the youth to be fit.. #humfittohindiafit #fitindian #fitindia #aapkaakki #aapkakki
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#Repost @akshayfoods ・・・ #bottlecapchallenge accepted by Aarushi🤸♀️ inspired by @akshaykumar, @jasonstatham , @dudeperfect #bottlecapchallenge #akshaykumar #akshayfoods #aarushi #challenge #taekwondo #taekwondogirl #bottlechallenge #bottlecaps #challengeaccepted #kicks #girlpower #parisispeedschool #dudeperfect #dp #challenge #fitness #fitnessgirl #challenger #champion #yougogirl #mydaughter
Well, are you up for this challenge? If yes, what are you waiting for? Raise your leg up in the air and follow the trend.