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Dousing yourself with a bucket of ice water sounds quite a pain, especially when you living in the more colder parts of the world. But in recent times it has turned out to be a part of a worldwide donation and has been picked up by a host of people, even celebrities.
In case you are not aware of it, the Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity that involves dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association in the United States. It went viral throughout social media like a hot knife through butter.
Apparently, the challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads. However, a common stipulation for the same remains as the nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.
As of now, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone massively viral, making it next to impossible for anyone to miss it on social media - in the form of both videos or photos. And as we mentioned before, the challenge has seen a few big names also joining in the act.
In fact, celebrities ranging from corporate heads to TV personalities to sports persons, all have taken up the challenge while also calling upon their compatriots and colleagues to do the same.
While many individuals have taken the challenge of pouring a bucket of ice cold water over their head, here's a look at the top 5 big names who got into the act.
It wasn't long before Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took up the challenge of dousing himself with ice chilled water. Zuckerberg was nominated by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Likewise, Zuckerberg took a bucket full of ice water and poured it on himself. However, he also nominated Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, his partner at Facebook and Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings.
The CEO of Apple was also found joining in on the act. Tim Cook took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and became one of the latest celebrities to join the list. Cook was seen receiving the splash from rapper-singer Michael Franti on stage at the California campus of Apple.
Portugal and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo wasn't far away as well from taking up the challenge. In fact, Ronaldo took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in his underwear. As nervous as he was all the time, two of his friends dumped two large trash cans full of ice water on him.
Microsoft boss Nadella actually willingly accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after he was nominated by former pro-football player Steve Gleason on Twitter. "The thing I'm really excited about is what Steve and the team have done to raise awareness for ALS," Nadella said in a video posted on Microsoft's website.
World cup winner Mario Gotze joined the bandwagon after he did the Ice Bucket Challenge and then nominated team mates Marco Reus and Andre Schurrle. It seems the Bayern Munich man was really up for it when he participated for the dousing.