The Backpack Challenge: Bringing the pain back to school

Benjamin Maddigan
The Backpack Challenge: Bringing the pain back to school
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The newest viral challenge video has really blown my mind. The backpack challenge sees one person run through a gauntlet of others, who are all hurling their filled backpacks at the challenger. Now, I don’t know about you, but back in high school, I had multiple heavy, hard covered textbooks in my backpack. I could definitely do some damage with that thing. Of course now you have to wonder about laptops and tablets, and if it’s even worth it to throw a backpack to begin with.

I’m not going to bash the challenge or try to convince people not to do it, nor am I going to rant about the possible safety hazards. This is Darwinism at it’s purest. If you want to run past ten people who are all throwing their backpacks at you as hard as they can, you deserve what you get. Stupid is as stupid does.

Check out the video below for some highlights of this new and strange challenge.

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