Right what is the milk crate challenge everyone is doing on TikTok?

I would pay to see my mates fail at this


Ever since TikTok kicked off last year it’s been full of weird and occasionally dangerous challenges and now the latest one involves people climbing on milk crates and filming it – this is the crate challenge.

If you’ve been on Twitter or TikTok in the last few days you’ll probably have seen this challenge which involves someone climbing a stack of ascending milk crates and usually falling off.

However some people have truly mastered the art and are now rolling blunts or walking in heels whilst completing the challenge.

The crate challenge now has over 25 million views on TikTok and this is everything you need to know about it:

Who started the milk crate challenge?

According to Know Your Meme, the milk crate challenge began over a week ago when a video was posted on 13th August of a few people in a park trying the challenge by Facebook users Kenneth Waddell and Jordan Browne.

The video was shared on Facebook and soon went viral. It then made its way over to TikTok and the trend was born.

How do you do the crate challenge?

If you’re prepared to make a fool out of yourself on the Internet then you’ll need to get a stack of milk crates.

Then the crates need to be stacked so that there is between six and eight on the bottom row and then decreasing the amount of crates you put on each subsequent layer.

They need to be in a step formation with the top row having just one crate and then you can go ahead and climb it. Just be careful not to injure yourself for internet clout.

Are there any controversies around the crate challenge?

The challenge has been criticised as many people have had serious injuries as a result of their falls.

And yesterday it was reported three people were shot dead at a drive by shooting outside of a school whilst people were filming for the challenge.

It is not known if the people involved in the challenge were targeted in the shooting.

Featured image credit before edits via Camille Couvez on Unsplash  

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