There’s a New Social Media Trend Where You Try to Summon a Mexican Demon With Pencils [Video]
What happened to the good old days, when teenagers spent Memorial Day weekend trying to find some beer or awkwardly fondling each other? This year they spent it doing something MUCH more unsavory.
There's a huge trend that blew up on social media this weekend, called the "Charlie Charlie Challenge." People are performing an old Mexican superstitious ritual where you balance one pencil on top of another to form a cross. Then you say, "Charlie, Charlie, are you here?" And then, if the Mexican demon named Charlie really IS there, the pencils move.
Of course, it's hard to balance a pencil on top of another one to form a cross. So, odds are they'll move on their own, or something you do is going to make them move.
In other words, odds are it's not Charlie moving them. Or Beetlejuice, Bloody Mary, or the Candyman. But whatever.
But that's not stopping teenagers from freaking out when their pencils move.