Internet activity videos - DO try this at home!
January 25, 2012 7:57 AM   Subscribe

Remember the Diet Coke and Mentos video? I'm looking for similar examples of internet memes that members of the public could, in theory, learn to replicate at home. Stuff like cup stacking; make-up tutorials; Double Dream Hands; or opening a beer with your arm. It mustn't be anything that requires special powers (eg double-jointedness) or special props - just household objects. Suggestions?
posted by skylar to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: How about peeling a whole head of garlic in ten seconds?
posted by saladin at 8:02 AM on January 25, 2012

Open a bottle of wine with a shoe
posted by mattbucher at 8:21 AM on January 25, 2012

Best answer: T-shirt folding.
posted by essexjan at 8:23 AM on January 25, 2012

Response by poster: Thanks, definitely the right kind of things, please keep 'em coming AskMeFi!
posted by skylar at 8:37 AM on January 25, 2012

Peel an orange in one piece
posted by xingcat at 9:20 AM on January 25, 2012

The bunny letter opener
posted by Thorzdad at 9:21 AM on January 25, 2012

How to fold a fitted sheet
posted by Mchelly at 9:46 AM on January 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Also, probably not what you're looking for, but the two video memes all us girls attempted when I was in high school (though we didn't call them that) were the scene in Flashdance where Jennifer Beals took off her bra without removing her sweatshirt, and Molly Ringwald's Breakfast Club lipstick application
posted by Mchelly at 9:58 AM on January 25, 2012

Are you talking exclusively skills, or does crap like planking and "You've been iced, bro" qualify?
posted by furiousthought at 10:32 AM on January 25, 2012

Saber/sabre a champagne bottle! You don't have to have a sword; you can use a knife! Unless you are married to my husband, the Improper Knife Use Police.
posted by Fui Non Sum at 11:04 AM on January 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

Best answer: With a marker, two standard human hands, and some practice, you too could mime daft punk lyrics.
posted by Rinku at 4:27 PM on January 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Hi Furiousthought, thinking more skills and activities.
posted by skylar at 5:43 AM on January 26, 2012

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