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What is the #MicrowaveChallenge all about

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Last week, while regular people made plans to go out into the ‘real world’ and socialise, Internet-dwelling folk were spinning about to join the #MicrowaveChallenge. This somewhat new challenge joins the ranks with other weird ones like the ‘Tape Face’ and ‘Cinnamon’ challenges.

The microwave challenge first sprouted (where else?) on TikTok, and some netizens argue that members of K-Pop band BTS did the challenge before it became mainstream.

So how do you do it? Basically, you’ve got to sit on the ground and pivot slowly like you’re in a microwave. People across the Internet have been doing the challenge to the track ‘Slow Dancing in the Dark’ by Joji, against which Twitter user @managedbyblanco spoke out, “Low key salty people using that Joji song for the #microwavechallenge I like it more when the music I like goes under the radar lol.”

Some took it to the next level, pulling off different tasks, so that it was clear they weren’t using their hands.

Why? Is there ever a reason with these things? In fact, some people decided to play around and turn it into a daily workout which strengthens your glutes and abs.

Thankfully, this one isn’t as dangerous as the #BirdBoxChallenge, which had people practically injuring themselves for the likes and views.

If anything, people are getting way more satisfaction at pulling the #MicrowaveChallenge off than when they were doing the #BirdBox one.

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