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2021-08-26 8:59:41 AM  
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2021-08-26 11:08:08 AM  
The internet is the perfect creation for people who're born to follow.
 
2021-08-26 11:09:57 AM  
Kenny Rogers Jackass Dairy Challenge
Youtube enY771qAmvk
 
2021-08-26 11:10:17 AM  
This is the very definition of the saying "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes"
 
2021-08-26 11:10:34 AM  
I have a 60-ish year old friend and former coworker who laughed her ass off over this latest idiocy. A few years back I had to drive her to the hospital after a single milk crate broke on her. She still gets weird nerve tinges/pain from it. It really feels like we're living through a really absurd and stupid horror movie like The Happening some days.

/quick fat girl
//outrun the wind!
 
2021-08-26 11:13:18 AM  
Big dummies, the edges of the crates are the strongest part, don't step in the middle that's where it's likely to break.
 
2021-08-26 11:13:46 AM  
People take videos as they try to walk across stacked empty crates.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_crate_challenge

Sounds like people are trying to climb a mountain they've constructed from empty milk crates.

Anyway, it's really stupid. Milk crates aren't designed to handle the weight of a person (even a very stupid one missing a brain), the crates don't snap together securely so there are multiple points of failure, they're still unforgivingly hard when you fall on them, and so is the floor.
 
2021-08-26 11:14:13 AM  
Hospitals are already full of COVID patients. They don't need you dumbasses coming there for broken bones because of this sh*t.
 
2021-08-26 11:17:20 AM  
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2021-08-26 11:17:33 AM  
Hey everybody try the new Get the Vaccine challenge it's totally cool just make a TikTok of yourself getting the vaccine and everyone will want to jump your bones they'll think you're so awesome.
 
2021-08-26 11:18:16 AM  
Still cheaper & safer than buying your teenagers an ATV.
 
2021-08-26 11:20:17 AM  
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2021-08-26 11:24:11 AM  
It's only really a "challenge" if you surround your milk crates with punji sticks...
 
2021-08-26 11:25:54 AM  
So people are climbing my furniture from grad school (milk crates) while biatching about not wanting to participate in what I did for extra cash in grad school (medical trials).

Should really commit to the whole thing, you guys.
 
2021-08-26 11:26:17 AM  
I would like to donate some guns for the people who dont die to play with.
 
2021-08-26 11:26:23 AM  
This challenge brought to you by the:
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Because we fix what you break.
 
2021-08-26 11:26:45 AM  
Back in my day, milk crates were made of steel and ivory and they weighed 450lbs a piece and they were bulletproof and you had to stack them with a forklift AND WE LIKED IT!
 
2021-08-26 11:27:26 AM  
I want to start the "No, f*ck that!" challenge.

Someone suggests something stupid, and people say "No, f*ck that!"

It's fun.
 
2021-08-26 11:29:10 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Back in my day, milk crates were made of steel and ivory and they weighed 450lbs a piece and they were bulletproof and you had to stack them with a forklift AND WE LIKED IT!


I actually remember when plastic ones started replacing the metal ones...
 
2021-08-26 11:30:21 AM  
I'm loving these videos!!! I support these injuries or as I call them, life lessons.
 
2021-08-26 11:31:11 AM  
Cheat Mode: Fill them up with bottles of water (recommend plastic, or even better use plastic bags to fill the entire volume with water).

The reason these crates are tough to balance on is they don't have any mass, so all the stabilizing force has to come from the climbers mass, which is moving around and causes the crates to wobble, causing the climber to wobble more, causing the fall.

Shove 70lbs of water in each one and they'll be much more sturdy when stacked.
 
2021-08-26 11:33:14 AM  
At $3 / crate those were not real milkcrates. Those were record shelves.
I bet a real milkcrate costs close to $10
 
2021-08-26 11:34:18 AM  

skyotter: I want to start the "No, f*ck that!" challenge.

Someone suggests something stupid, and people say "No, f*ck that!"

It's fun.


Hey, shut the f*ck up, you. This is really fun.
 
2021-08-26 11:35:26 AM  

SumoJeb: At $3 / crate those were not real milkcrates. Those were record shelves.
I bet a real milkcrate costs close to $10


Those $3 crates were the best crates from Shanghai Dairy Farms.
 
2021-08-26 11:35:41 AM  

Jeff5: It's only really a "challenge" if you surround your milk crates with punji sticks...


Overturned lawnmowers on full throttle. Gotta have a little showmanship for the ADD tic-tockers.
 
2021-08-26 11:37:02 AM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: Back in my day, milk crates were made of steel and ivory and they weighed 450lbs a piece and they were bulletproof and you had to stack them with a forklift AND WE LIKED IT!


I actually have 2 steel milk crates in my garage...

SumoJeb: At $3 / crate those were not real milkcrates. Those were record shelves.
I bet a real milkcrate costs close to $10


Milk crates are free, if you "find" them behind the store...
 
2021-08-26 11:37:14 AM  
I thought the milk crate challenge was pretty dumb at first, but then I saw this:

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So imma gonna walk across some milk crates.
 
2021-08-26 11:37:15 AM  
Any bets on the arrival of Russian Roulette Tik Tok?
 
2021-08-26 11:39:08 AM  

MillionDollarMo: Any bets on the arrival of Russian Roulette Tik Tok?


Using automatics?
 
2021-08-26 11:39:47 AM  
The ones that get all the click involve obese people trying it
 
2021-08-26 11:39:49 AM  

MillionDollarMo: Any bets on the arrival of Russian Roulette Tik Tok?


I'll put ten on 2029.
 
2021-08-26 11:40:13 AM  

Jeff5: MillionDollarMo: Any bets on the arrival of Russian Roulette Tik Tok?

Using automatics?


Most likely.
 
2021-08-26 11:40:39 AM  

Toxophil: MillionDollarMo: Any bets on the arrival of Russian Roulette Tik Tok?

I'll put ten on 2029.


That's the variant they play with Glocks, right?
 
2021-08-26 11:40:45 AM  

Toxophil: Jeff5: It's only really a "challenge" if you surround your milk crates with punji sticks...

Overturned lawnmowers on full throttle. Gotta have a little showmanship for the ADD tic-tockers.


Let one of these dumb SOBs hit punji sticks from 4 feet up and you'll have plenty of "showmanship".
 
2021-08-26 11:42:33 AM  

khatores: People take videos as they try to walk across stacked empty crates.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_crate_challenge

Sounds like people are trying to climb a mountain they've constructed from empty milk crates.

Anyway, it's really stupid. Milk crates aren't designed to handle the weight of a person (even a very stupid one missing a brain), the crates don't snap together securely so there are multiple points of failure, they're still unforgivingly hard when you fall on them, and so is the floor.


It's not so much them breaking as the instability of the stacks.The tiniest lateral force brings everything down.
 
2021-08-26 11:42:42 AM  

Toxophil: MillionDollarMo: Any bets on the arrival of Russian Roulette Tik Tok?

I'll put ten on 2029.


I have to assume that someone has tried it and then Tik Tok nearly instantaneously took the video down.
 
2021-08-26 11:43:03 AM  

MillionDollarMo: Jeff5: MillionDollarMo: Any bets on the arrival of Russian Roulette Tik Tok?

Using automatics?

Most likely.


What you do is you just put one round in the magazine, but you can put it anywhere in there, top, bottom or middle. Then you put the mag in the gun, cycle the action and see what you win!
 
2021-08-26 11:43:30 AM  

OkieDookie: Toxophil: MillionDollarMo: Any bets on the arrival of Russian Roulette Tik Tok?

I'll put ten on 2029.

That's the variant they play with Glocks, right?


Nah. We'll tell them it will #owhthelibs and that they should use Tokarevs
 
2021-08-26 11:44:01 AM  
Can't wait to use this

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2021-08-26 11:44:29 AM  

Target Builder: Cheat Mode: Fill them up with bottles of water (recommend plastic, or even better use plastic bags to fill the entire volume with water).

The reason these crates are tough to balance on is they don't have any mass, so all the stabilizing force has to come from the climbers mass, which is moving around and causes the crates to wobble, causing the climber to wobble more, causing the fall.

Shove 70lbs of water in each one and they'll be much more sturdy when stacked.


Not water - the world is short of water.
Use urine from hospital patients -  or acid in thin glass bottles - a mix of both would be better.
 
2021-08-26 11:45:17 AM  

LeftisRightisWrong: Big dummies, the edges of the crates are the strongest part, don't step in the middle that's where it's likely to break.


Watching how the collapses happen, it looks like this is stiffness-driven rather than strength driven.  It's the increased wiggle of the crates as the tower gets taller that farks them, not the crates breaking.  Some engineering student should do a buckling analysis on this.  I'm sure you could Euler and eigenvalue the shiat out of it.

If I'm correct, you'd have the best chance of success if you did it on concrete (much stiffer than grass) with the stiffest crates you can find.  Of course concrete and a tower that was higher before it buckled would also give you the best chance of ending up full of tubes with your family tearfully using words like "unplug"...
 
2021-08-26 11:45:59 AM  
This picture is literally the only remotely good thing to come out of the milk crate challenge.

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2021-08-26 11:47:03 AM  
every day is smarter than the next
 
2021-08-26 11:47:15 AM  

clawsoon: LeftisRightisWrong: Big dummies, the edges of the crates are the strongest part, don't step in the middle that's where it's likely to break.

Watching how the collapses happen, it looks like this is stiffness-driven rather than strength driven.  It's the increased wiggle of the crates as the tower gets taller that farks them, not the crates breaking.  Some engineering student should do a buckling analysis on this.  I'm sure you could Euler and eigenvalue the shiat out of it.

If I'm correct, you'd have the best chance of success if you did it on concrete (much stiffer than grass) with the stiffest crates you can find.  Of course concrete and a tower that was higher before it buckled would also give you the best chance of ending up full of tubes with your family tearfully using words like "unplug"...


Or you could invest $8.99 in a bag of zip ties...
 
2021-08-26 11:47:55 AM  

MtnByker: I'm loving these videos!!! I support these injuries or as I call them, life lessons.


I prefer the term 'object lesson' but sadly, I'm not people participating in these sort of stunts can learn from them.
 
2021-08-26 11:48:16 AM  

skyotter: I want to start the "No, f*ck that!" challenge.

Someone suggests something stupid, and people say "No, f*ck that!"

It's fun.


But where's the challenge?
 
2021-08-26 11:48:29 AM  

Jeff5: The Pope of Manwich Village: Back in my day, milk crates were made of steel and ivory and they weighed 450lbs a piece and they were bulletproof and you had to stack them with a forklift AND WE LIKED IT!

I actually remember when plastic ones started replacing the metal ones...


Beat me to it.  Some did used to be metal and designed to stack filled with glass bottles.  They weren't 450# but everything else the OP was trying to make a joke about was actually kind of correct.  The ones the milkman used, though were usually a light wire basket type.
 
2021-08-26 11:50:46 AM  
SumoJeb: At $3 / crate those were not real milkcrates. Those were record shelves.
I bet a real milkcrate costs close to $10

Milk crates are free, if you "find" them behind the store...


Heh sure are. My first house that I rented was quickly outfitted with floor to ceiling milkcrate shelving units in all the rooms. To get enough milkcrates we had to drive one town over to raid their grocery stores too.

I've since matured and now use Rubbermaid bins.

/empty kegs can be found the same way
 
2021-08-26 11:51:26 AM  

nobody11155: Jeff5: The Pope of Manwich Village: Back in my day, milk crates were made of steel and ivory and they weighed 450lbs a piece and they were bulletproof and you had to stack them with a forklift AND WE LIKED IT!

I actually remember when plastic ones started replacing the metal ones...

Beat me to it.  Some did used to be metal and designed to stack filled with glass bottles.  They weren't 450# but everything else the OP was trying to make a joke about was actually kind of correct.  The ones the milkman used, though were usually a light wire basket type.


The really old metal frame-wooden slat ones had mostly given way to the wire baskets by my time, but there were some still around.
 
2021-08-26 11:51:40 AM  
My dad was a "milkman," used to drive a 53' tractor-trailer full of milk to deliver to grocery stores in the Minneapolis area. When I was a kid, he would sometimes let me ride along with him, which meant getting up at 3am and driving into the city and then sneaking me up into his truck cab so the yard supervisor couldn't see me. That was fun.

Then, we'd head to the stores and I would help him by arranging all the empty milk crates - stacking them 6 high, with all the larger side openings facing the same direction and to the right - and he would take two stacks back on the dolly with each round trip between the truck and the cooler. We got it down to the point where I was saving him about an hour or two of work per shift.

With the time savings, we'd either sit down with the bakery ladies and chat while they fed us fresh baked cinnamon or caramel rolls - or - we'd go out to lunch after his shift ended early. It was really great. To this day, I like the smell of a milk cooler/trailer.
 
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