The Smithsonian is acquiring the original Ice Bucket Challenge bucket

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The Smithsonian works to preserve the most iconic aspects of history, and thus, it’s acquiring a soon-to-be-historical artifact: the original ice bucket from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Yes ladies and gentleman, with any luck, years from now your children and quite possibly your children’s children will be able to marvel at the first bucket that led the world into the Ice Bucket Challenge craze of 2014.

In case you’ve somehow managed to avoid being “challenged” or had no internet access in 2014, here’s a recap. The “Ice Bucket Challenge” involved bashfully announcing you had been challenged to partake in the Ice Bucket Challenge, dumping a bucket filled with ice and freezing cold water on your head, and then frigidly challenging others to do the same in order to raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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