the point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the affects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures.
how can people still not get it??? they’re literally staring it in the face, literally acknowledging it as a legitimate thing, but they still can’t or won’t put two and two together. it’s like seeing a lightbulb on the ceiling, seeing the light switch on the wall, and not putting together that flicking it on will produce light.