What Is The Bottle Cap Challenge? New Viral Trend Taking Over Social Media

Celebrities are the latest to get involved in the newest viral challenge.

It's the new sensation sweeping social media like a roundhouse kick to the face.

Simply put: the bottle cap challenge sees folks attempting to do a rotating kick to the top of a bottle, twisting the cap off in the process.

Kicking things off (heh) over the weekend, martial artist Farabi Davletchin posted a video about a week ago showing off what he called the #FaraKicksChallenge.

The trick was neat, but the name needed work. Designer Errolson Hugh seems to be the first historically to jump on board the #BottleCapChallenge, which he accepted from Davletchin, challenging UFC Featherweight Champ Max Holloway.

For whatever reason, Holloway tagged John Mayer challenging him to give the trick a try. Which... he did, and which is where this whole challenge began to spin (heh) out of the world of mixed martial arts and into the celebrity realm.

(Also if Mayer didn't succeed in the challenge, Holloway's whole deal was that Mayer would have to... hang out with Holloway and his mates in Hawaii? Which, tbh, sounds better than pulling your hamstring trying to kick the cap off a bottle of Midori.)

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The challenge has been linked to the viral ALS ice bucket challenge from 2014 which saw every celebrity and their dog dunking freezing buckets of water on themselves -- however that was in an effort to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis aka motor neuron disease.

The Bottle Cap Challenge does not have any ties to raising money or awareness or anything. it's just a bit of fun (unless you kick too hard, break a bottle and injure your foot).

It also hasn't stopped more folks from joining in, including Jason Statham, Diplo and Conor McGregor.

So that's why your social media feeds are going to be full of people kicking the lids off bottles for the next few days.

Featured image: Instagram.