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Falling is the latest internet meme – Hilarious videos and pictures of the new fad

Updated on December 8, 2012
Who would have thought that falling, could one day become a viral internet fad or a trend that was watched by millions worldwide. Read on and take a look at pictures and the falling video that went viral
Who would have thought that falling, could one day become a viral internet fad or a trend that was watched by millions worldwide. Read on and take a look at pictures and the falling video that went viral | Source

Falling is an internet meme, trend or fad that has gone viral just like its predecessors Owling, Planking, Horsemanning and others. Here's a silly look at pictures of falling and a funny falling video that has gone viral.

Note: Princesswithapen does not endorse the act of falling and the below is a mere inference of the pictures and videos which have already been uploaded on the internet and YouTube. Do not try this at home or at any other place.

2 girls check out something on the supermarket shelf while a prankster comes running in to setup a prank that will be a part of an epic falling video
2 girls check out something on the supermarket shelf while a prankster comes running in to setup a prank that will be a part of an epic falling video
Falling may have gone viral as a video, but it sure seems like an easy way of getting attention
Falling may have gone viral as a video, but it sure seems like an easy way of getting attention

What is falling?

Falling is the latest internet meme to go viral. A falling video attracted nearly a million views within weeks of uploading. It basically involves recording on video the act of falling in public places, preferably supermarkets. Unlike owling and horsemanning where subjects generally took pictures of them, falling is all about taking videos. Yes, pictures help too, but the whole idea is to record the reaction of bystanders when someone falls beside them. The idea behind falling is to come up with more creative and fun ways to fall without getting hurt or causing harm to others in any way.

Who can do falling?

Falling is for everyone – Men, women, boys and girls. Like other things that have no logical reasoning behind their origination, there are really no limitations as to who can pursue this latest internet trend of falling. As common sense suggests, people with existing injuries, old folks and any other person with a physical disability or someone who is likely to get hurt should not do falling.

Falling in the supermarket aisle right behind an unsuspecting shopper
Falling in the supermarket aisle right behind an unsuspecting shopper
Like a normal person, the shopper seems concerned about the prankster not knowing that she is being taped in a video that will be watched by millions
Like a normal person, the shopper seems concerned about the prankster not knowing that she is being taped in a video that will be watched by millions

Falling: How to

Unlike internet memes like owling and horsemanning, Princesswithapen will not be giving descriptions on how to fall or techniques of falling as this can be result in cuts, bruises or even broken bones. However, based on common sense and logical inference from the falling videos, here is what the participants aim to do.

1. They find a spot in a public space, more likely a supermarket aisle where two or more people can record themselves falling.

2. An aisle where no real damage or monetary loss is likely to be suffered, is chosen.

3. While one participant holds the video camera, the other falls behind or near an unsuspecting shopper.

4. The fall is generally highlighted by running into loose items like boxes, toilet paper rolls, pack of chips, trolleys and other props.

5. The impact of this internet fad is highlighted by making grunting noises, moans or throwing things in the air.

6. There is really no fixed technique to fall. However it has been noticed that all the participants do not seem to be hurt after falling. The whole idea of this trend is not to hurt oneself, but to create a video that is hilarious and funny.

7. The participants also ensure that each and every moment of falling is recorded on videos that are uploaded on YouTube and other internet platforms.

The unsuspecting shopper is simply going through the supermarket shelves, mind her own business and not aware that she is about to fall prey to falling - the latest internet fad
The unsuspecting shopper is simply going through the supermarket shelves, mind her own business and not aware that she is about to fall prey to falling - the latest internet fad
As the prankster fall, the shopper is immediately taken aback
As the prankster fall, the shopper is immediately taken aback

Falling: Will it be as popular as owling and horsemanning?

With memes like owling and horsemanning, no real setup was required. You could do it at any place and any time whether there was anyone watching it or not. Falling however seems utterly useless if there are no onlookers. Another solid advantage of the other internet memes is that pictures were sufficient to bring an amusing smile on the face. However with falling, a video seems like a must. Falling seems to have other inherent risk of being injured, causing others harm by bumping into them or causing monetary loss especially when done in supermarket aisle.

Falling: The act of falling deliberately in supermarket aisles in front of unsuspecting shoppers to record a funny video. Who would have thought?

Falling video that has gone viral

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    • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

      princesswithapen 

      6 years ago

      Millionaire Tips

      That is indeed, a plausible inference that maybe one day bystanders will be absolutely nonchalant when someone takes a fall in front of them mistaking it for the internet meme. Thanks for stopping by on this one!

      Princesswithapen

    • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

      princesswithapen 

      6 years ago

      Aurelio

      Falling is a one of the latest internet trends to go viral. In fact, the video itself was uploaded only a few weeks back. I'm glad you found this interesting!

      Princesswithapen

    • princesswithapen profile imageAUTHOR

      princesswithapen 

      6 years ago

      Haha! Dan, your comment is as hilarious as the video itself. You are funny! If you've actually been falling a lot, maybe you should install camera in and around your house. Who knows, your falling videos may be the next big viral thing on the internet.

      Princesswithapen

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      The thing about this meme is that when people actually fall, others are less likely to take it seriously.

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      alocsin 

      6 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I've actually never seen this so thanks for pointing out something new. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Dan Human 

      6 years ago from Niagara Falls, NY

      I hate to say it, but falling as an internet phenomenon is kind of funny. I've been "falling" for years - often when descending ice covered mountains. Maybe I'll start videotaping myself. Thanks - very cool!

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