It may be Taco Tuesday, but a new TikTok trend may be the real reason that tortillas are flying off grocery store shelves.
Social media users are shown standing in a circle holding water in their bulging cheeks and slapping each other with circular flatbread, whoever spits out the liquid first is treated as the loser .
Whoever maintains his sobriety the longest wins the “Tortilla Challenge”.
An example posted by Patti Mack, has garnered over 62.7 million views.
Mac smartly stares at the man in front of him, while hitting the man to his left with a soft shell. All three contestants lose early.
“And who has seen it 100 times???” commented by a user
“OMG I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time,” said another.
Another video of the four-man effort has garnered nearly 13 million views – and the slaps in the video are pretty intense.
“The last one was personal,” commented one user.
Another said about the female participant, “PLS she totally passed out.”
Demi Lovato and Jimmy Fallon also got in on the action in a video posted on the “Tonight Show” TikTok account.
TikTok has added a warning to some “Tortilla Challenge” videos that read: “Participating in this activity could result in injury to you or others.” But the latest challenge seems far less than the other peculiar trends that came before it.
Perhaps the most dangerous trend to hit TikTok is the “Milk Crate Challenge,” where wannabe gymnasts attempt to climb a pyramid of stacked milk crates.