Here's One Thousand People Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

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Not sure if this can be topped, but supposedly, over a thousand people in Xiamen, China gathered to dump ice on their heads in the name of ALS research. This, wait for it, throws cold water on the previous record.

According to Guinness World Records, 428 people simultaneously dumped ice water on their head on August 23 in St. Augustine, Florida. The event was for Florida's chapter of the ALS Association, and until recently, it was the World Record. Here's what it looked like:

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NetEase (via ShanghaiIst) reports that over a thousand people in Xiamen dumped ice water on their heads at the same time, destroying that several week-old record. Likewise, this was for ALS research, and participants were required to donated 100 yuan or around $16 to take part, with these fees donated to ALS research. No word yet if Guinness has varied the stunt.

As you can see in these NetEase photos, here's what apparently over a thousand people dumping ice water on their heads looks like:

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"关爱渐冻人——千人冰桶挑战"公益活动在厦门观音山水世界举行 [NetEase via ShanghaiIst]

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I hate everything about this ALS malarky, it's "Kony2012" all over again - a huge amount of people jumping on a bandwagon to fight for a "cause" that they know nothing about, and without doing ANY research as to the people behind it - who are making an absolute fortune.

Yeah, you poured a bucket of water on your head, congratufuckinglations. 90% of my Facebook is taken up with this and 90% of them don't have a clue what ALS is (and they certainly didn't donate).