Woozy “Ice Bucket Challenge” goes viral

In just a few days, Waterman's video has been viewed over 700,000 times

(CNN) – By now you may be thinking if you’ve seen one ALS “Ice-Bucket Challenge” video, you’ve seen them all.

Let’s see if you feel the same after watching one girl’s woozy challenge attempt out of Canada.

By now, the format of an Ice-Bucket Challenge is pretty familiar. But Meghan Waterman gave it a twist that got the internet’s attention.



In just a few days, Waterman’s video has been viewed over 700,000 times. But the story of this Ice-Bucket Challenge starts with a trip to the dentist.

“Last week, a lot of my friends got nominated and it was pretty funny. Their videos were pretty good and a lot of them donated too. So I was like, I’ll do that if I get nominated. But I got nominated the day before I got my wisdom teeth out.”

After the tooth extraction, Waterman found herself alone and chatting online with a friend, who reminded her about the nomination.

Whacked on anesthetic, Waterman slurs her way through a pre-challenge speech.

But when it’s time for the ice-water…

“How did you miss your head?”

“I didn’t want to get my hair-wet, apparently!”

Waterman barely remembers making the video. But when she woke up the next day it was spreading through the internet like wildfire. Friday morning it was even featured on Buzzfeed, the internet’s curator of online culture.

With the world’s biggest celebrities, and probably your friends and neighbors, all posting Ice-Bucket videos of their own, Waterman’s anesthetic-fueled contribution certainly stands out.

She’s just glad to do her part for ALS awareness, and to get some attention for her other YouTube videos.

The budding musician has a series where she performs cover songs, and some of the attention from her Ice-Bucket Challenge is spilling over to her music.

“I’ve always wanted to have views on my covers, because I really want to make a living at it but it’s really hard to do. So this is really helping.”

The “Ice-Bucket Challenge” is a social media campaign that aims to raise awareness and money to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.

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