As sure as spring ushers in baseball and fall means football, challenge videos too arise with the metronomic passing of the seasons (see: Mannequin Challenge, Ice Bucket Challenge, Harlem Shake, and Running Man Challenge). Now, the summer of 2019 has seen the advent of the Bottle Cap Challenge…
BOTTLE CAP CHALLENGE
The Bottle Cap Challenge, instituted Canadian designer Errolson Hugh who co-founded his Berlin-based brand ACRONYM, involves executing a precise spinning back kick to unscrew a bottle top.
UFC fighter Max Holloway accepted Hugh’s challenge and then passed it along extending the shelf life of yet another viral meme.
Singer-songwriter John Mayer took up the challenge and posted an impressive foot flick of his own.
Action-film star Jason Statham upped the ante with a super slow-motion Bottle Cap Challenge video complete with a steely stare.
Although he wasn’t explicitly called out, Conor McGregor got in on the challenge with the best-looking spin kick yet. The former two-division UFC champ challenged former opponent Floyd Mayweather Jr to upload his own unorthodox bottle cap removal video.
OREGON DUCK MASCOT
The Oregon Duck was the first college mascot to get in on the fun, but laid an epic goose egg with his attempt to replicate Holloway’s finesse.
Next up to lend his foot to the Bottle Cap Challenge was MLS forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the LA Galaxy. The Swedish superstar called out Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, who responded in style…
Pogba upped the ante by unscrewing not just one bottle bap, but two with a single flick of his foot.
Like a proper footballer, Everton midfielder Tom Davies used the ball itself to set the cap free of the bottle.
Finnish defenseman Markus Nutivaara of the Columbus Blue Jackets took off his skates and picked up a wiener dog to execute the first known canine bottle cap removal via paw.
Wakeboarder Steel Lafferty put his own spin on the Bottle Cap Challenge with a sick, high-flying 360.
The Bottle Cap Challenge’s reach is truly global as demonstrated by Indian actress Adah Sharma’s contribution to the fad. While she sports some fancy stick flipping skills, she ultimately blows the lid off the bottle.
Nick Taylor, a three-time Paralympic gold medalist, showed off his unique kick serve for the Bottle Cap Challenge.
Trick-shot artist Brodie Smith took the challenge to its loftiest heights yet with a pair of perfectly executed tosses of his frisbee.
To the best of our knowledge, his six bottle caps removed in one throw is currently the top-end benchmark in the challenge.
British gymnast Nile Wilson employed the horizontal bar apparatus to undo the lid to a tub of Herbalife 24 Rebuild Strength protein powder.