The internet is full of liars, spoilsports, and trolls, so every time you see a tweet like "I'll headbutt a watermelon until it cracks open for 1,000 retweets," it's important to remain skeptical. But Twitter's Phil Braun is a man of his word.
Braun offered a relatively modest retweet goal for his dubious stunt: for just 100 retweets, he said, he would drink a nearly full bottle of mouthwash.
I'm pleased to say that I, personally, was one of the first people to RT. But I didn't really think about the consequences. And besides, for a while there, it didn't look like Braun was going to crack the 100 ceiling.
Then, the unthinkable happened: 100 retweets.
But, where some would simply call off the whole thing and claim it was merely a joke, Braun delivered on his ridiculous promise. Thanking everyone for proving his son wrong by helping him go viral, he bravely faced the music.
Just incredible work—barely any wincing. And, happily, he survived.
Congratulations, Phil. Today you became a viral legend, and no one can take that away from you. Plus your breath probably smells amazing right now.