Ice Bucket Challenge Tops Harlem Shake For YouTube Views

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Well, it’s official — the Ice Bucket Challenge is now the biggest meme of all time.

Topping the Harlem Shake craze of 2013 with double the video uploads and three times the viewers, the Ice Bucket Challenge has not only garnered over a billion views, it’s raised over $100 million for the ALS charity. That’s probably the best you could ever ask of a meme.

In early August, 90 percent of the videos were allegedly coming from the U.S., but the trend has since gone global and now international viewers and uploaders make up the majority of the trend. Over 150 countries have chimed in with a video (or a thousand); so far the most popular Ice Bucket Challenge is from Bill Gates, his with over 20 million views across two channels. Damn, that’s some serious charity right there.