Teens are pelting each other with book bags for the #BackpackChallenge

Teens have found a whole new way to injure themselves on their way to viral fame. Move over #FightingAirChallenge. Step aside, #TrumpsComingChallenge. It’s time for the #BackpackChallenge.

The #BackpackChallenge was allegedly created by Palmdale High School student Abucci Wood, whose Mannequin Challenge YouTube video is also pretty fire. This latest test in teen trends is a whole lot more active, however.

Simply put, it’s a bunch of teens lining up Soul Train style while a person runs between them. Only instead of busting a move to some cool tunes, the participant in the center is getting pelted by book bags.

Though it’s no #FireChallenge, the #BackpackChallenge is certainly up there for aggressiveness and overall bodily harm. Here’s hoping some dorkyass adults or Ellen DeGeneres co-opt it fast, turning it uncool and preventing a few broken bones in the process.

April Siese

April Siese

A former Weekend Editor at the Daily Dot, April Siese's reporting covers everything from technology and politics to web culture and humor. Her work has been published by Bustle, Uproxx, Death and Taxes, Rolling Stone, the Daily Beast, Thrillist, Atlas Obscura, and others. Siese joined Quartz in December 2016.