Ice Bucket Challenge

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What started out as a noble gesture designed to raise money for ALS quickly went viral around the world, and by the end, even your grandmother was having a bucket of water dumped on her head.

Sadly, it also led to millions dying of pneumonia-related complications.  The New England Journal of Ice Bucket Challenges estimates that 38% of those who performed the challenge got sick, and of those, at least half died.