People are throwing Vans to see if they always land upright
4 March 2019, 12:35 | Updated: 4 March 2019, 13:40
You need to try this for yourself.
The internet and bizarre challenges go hand in hand. We had the Valentine's Day text challenge, the savage "I want a baby" challenge and, of course, the creepy Momo challenge. But now something new is sweeping the internet and it's actually baffling.
People are throwing their Vans in the air and seeing if they land with the laces facing upwards – and they ALWAYS do. Like, always. It all started when Twitter user @ibelievethehype shared a video throwing her trainers on the floor and they landed on the sole.
She claimed that Vans will always land upright when you throw them and soon everyone was tossing their trainers in the air, and now it's a viral challenge.
Did you know it doesn’t matter how you throw your vans they will land facing up pic.twitter.com/nKVJCncW4H— lana m!sses tøp (@Ibelievthehype) March 2, 2019
Spookily, it works every single time, no matter how you throw them.
Decided to do that vans thing when you throw them and they always land up and I’m pretty shocked 😅 pic.twitter.com/kVQBAi1kxT— Joana (@jo_villarreal16) March 4, 2019
I did the vans thing lol my van fricken twirled before landing! pic.twitter.com/z926445lxT— Iris 💗 (@iris_adi) March 4, 2019
yoooo this vans shit really work lmaoooooo pic.twitter.com/Nji6BxyH0a— A' (@aarondee_) March 4, 2019
WELL ILL BE DAMNED. 😂 this shit worked. pic.twitter.com/1UZa79hdKC— Nissa! 🇪🇷 (@anxsso) March 4, 2019
my little sister didn’t believe me “vans land right side” 😂 pic.twitter.com/xTp0nXsdXn— Jam⚡️ (@Jam_cortes10) March 4, 2019
Tried that vans shit and a mf was shook as hell pic.twitter.com/EqK5dfGYB3— DonDon (@retardtweetin) March 4, 2019
Soon people made the shocking discovery that if their Vans did not land lace up, they were fakes.
Just found out my vans are fake. This is devastating news and I deserve a refund pic.twitter.com/jCtYic0PDe— Jordan🦝 (@JBarrera117) March 4, 2019
if your vans don’t land facing up...they’re fake🤷🏽♀️. sorry I don’t make the rules— makk.. (@curlyhead_kayy) March 4, 2019
And then there were those who just didn't own a pair. Poor things.
I think I’m one of the few people who have never owned vans.... now I can’t throw them and see if that thing works like Twitter said it would pic.twitter.com/YTeQ0rDNi8— Mango Juice (@goldpackabs) March 4, 2019
But why do they land lace up every time? Is it some sort of conspiracy? Well, no. Vans are actually skate shoes, which means they're designed to provide support, weigh your feet down to the board and help you land flat to lessen the impact.
Yeah, not so spooky now.