What’s the deal with Bottle Flipping? All the kids are doing it these days. It’s like the modern-day Ball In A Cup!
Seriously though, I work a part-time job where some of my coworkers are teenagers (just typing that sentence makes me, a twenty-something, feel old). I’ve noticed a lot of bottle flipping going on in the last little while, so I figured I would do a little digging and find out where this trend all started. From what I can tell (and by that, I mean from what Professor Wikipedia tells me), it became a craze after this video went viral… and I can see why:
That’s Michael Senatore, who is believed to be the father of the bottle flipping craze. As the story goes, he had started flipping bottles while bored in chemistry class and perfected the art. He then performed is talent at his school talent show to the ridiculous reception you see in the video above. That was last year, and as we’ve gotten into 2017, the trend has been picking up steam.
When we look back at 2017, what will we remember? 2016 might have been the year of the celebrity death, but 2017 is the year of fidget spinners and bottle flips.
Seriously, some kids out there are combining the two to make trick shot videos.
Even though I’m not a ton older than the kids in these videos, I still don’t fully understand the craze. That being said, I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of watching people lose their bottles after a flip gone wrong.
The craze got so widespread and distracting that many schools have banned the practice of bottle flipping. Grade 6 teacher Mr. Marshall did just that in his class, putting a ban in place on December 6th. Then he decided to have some fun with his students by making this video and showing it to his students at the end of the year.
What a great combination of bottle flipping skills and dank memes. I think I’d really love having this guy as a teacher… if I were in the 6th Grade still. Mind you, maybe that’s because I’m closer to him in age and can 100% understand the kind of shade he’s trying to throw at those students.