Top 6 best and worst TikTok trends you should know about
TikTok has become a hub for viral trends and challenges that are constantly evolving. From dance routines to cooking hacks to comedy skits, there's an endless stream of content on TikTok that keeps users engaged and entertained.
The platform's algorithm also plays a significant role in amplifying certain trends by pushing them onto people's ‘For You’ pages. In this article, let us take a look at the top 6 best and worst TikTok trends you should know about.
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3 best TikTok trends
1. Tortilla Challenge
TikTok users smack each other with tortillas while standing in a circle and holding water in their cheeks. Whoever expels the water first is the winner. The winner of the ‘Tortilla Challenge’ is whoever manages to hold their water the longest.
However, the cheesy craze forced TikTok to post a disclaimer that says, ‘Taking part in this activity could result in you or others getting injured’.
2. Ear Seed Challenge
More than 90 million viewers saw the traditional Chinese medicine technique known as ‘ear seeds’ this year while wishing to be free of pains and illnesses. The treatment has been the subject of public commentary from budding supporters who claim it has improved their lives.
3. Red Nails Challenge
The young women who adopted the popular ‘red nail theory’, in which they painted their nails crimson to entice a partner, claim that red is unbeatable. On Twitter, the hashtag #rednailtheory received over 140 million views, while #rednailtheoryisreal received 2.5 million.
3 Worst TikTok trends
1. Jeffrey Dahmer Challenge
The ‘Jeffrey Dahmer Challenge’, in which social media users recorded their responses to the horrifying crime scene images of Dahmer's murders, has to be one of the most unsettling trends on TikTok. Several of the disastrous films were removed by TikTok, but an ingenious social media user discovered a workaround and re-posted the photographs.
2. NyQuil Challenge
Some TikTokers accessed their medicine cabinets to add NyQuil to their chicken meals rather than reading a cookbook. Some others claimed to have fallen ill after eating the chicken that had been dressed in medicine.
Even though the ‘NyQuil Chicken Challenge’ came with a warning from the Food and Drug Administration, some social media users nevertheless went for it.
3. Orbeez Challenge
In the #OrbeezChallenge, participants blast Orbeez water beads at friends or bystanders using a gel-ball pistol or an airsoft gun. Orbeez are delicate, yet when shot from a rifle, they can injure and even break the skin.