The latest teen trend sweeping the web is intentionally slipping on a banana peel, which raises a very important question: "WHY?!" The #BananaPeelChallenge began with Twitter user Jason Oakes, who wanted to see if the old cartoon clichè of people slipping on banana peels had any basis in reality. It did.
yall I tried to see if banana peels were rlly slipper like in cartoons & I slipped & tried 2 catch myself w/ a cup.. pic.twitter.com/6dvg5BlnHB— jason oakes (@jaasonoakes) March 27, 2016
If you're wondering whether you've perhaps lost your edge and just don't "get" what "cool" is anymore, fret not: this is as dumb as it looks. Hospitals may soon be filled with teens who slipped and smashed their heads open, because the trend has blown up.