Move over, #WhatTheFluff. There’s a new challenge sweeping the internet.
Being invisible sounds like an immensely useful superpower — if you could hide in plain sight, you could get away with almost anything. Everyone seems to love the idea of it, until they’re actually invisible.
People are convincing their little siblings that they’re invisible, with the help of a blanket, some magic words, and a photo.
The challenge comes from a scene in Magic For Humans, where magician Justin Willman pranked contestants into believing that they were invisible by getting the whole audience in on the joke. While one contestant used his newfound invisibility to steal people’s lunches and air hump (very aware) audience members, the other spiraled into an existential crisis.
For the challenge, the prankster will take a picture in front of an empty chair. Then, they’ll sit down their kid sibling and cover them with a blanket. The “magician” will say a fake spell, whip off the blanket, and gasp in surprise.
To top it off, they’ll “take a picture” with their sibling and show them the picture they took earlier with the empty chair.
Most of the victims of the prank don’t seem to appreciate their new superpower. When YouTuber David Dobrik got his little brother to sit down for the trick, the poor kid freaked out.
In fact, most of the kids turned invisible spiral into a horrified crisis.
The adults who fall for it don’t do so well, either.
Apparently only one kid saw the upside of being invisible.
we tried the invisibility prank on my lil cousin & instead of crying for us like a regular child would she went round the room slapping everyone, somali kids are built differently
— najma (@thenajmahal) September 9, 2018
At least we’re finally over Tide Pods.