The 'microwave challenge' is the latest bizarre social media trend

The 'microwave challenge' is the latest bizarre social media trend

Over the years, we've seen all kinds of ridiculous challenges pop up on social media. Some have been fun and ultimately harmless, such as the Mannequin Challenge. Others have actually been somewhat altruistic, such as the Ice Bucket Challenge, which was supposed to raise awareness of motor neuron disease - and some have been dangerous and ill-advised. Who could forget the Tide Pod Challenge for instance, which saw foolhardy participants start swallowing laundry detergent capsules, and left many seriously poisoned as a result.

But now it seems we have a new challenge: the Microwave Challenge. Originating on Tik Tok, this oddball stunt involves participants filming themselves while they slowly turn their bodies around and around, without moving their arms or legs, mimicking something spinning on a microwave plate. For some strange reason, the challenge is often accompanied by the track Slow Dancing in the Dark by Joji. Weird right? Scroll down to check out some of the best examples of this strange new fad.

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If you enjoyed some of these clips, why not check out this article we penned about some of the stupidest viral challenges of all time. Be warned: some of these will make you cringe.