Every now and then, we at moolta like to take some time to recognize an awesome challenge. We like to pay tribute to those who take the extra step and really put the ‘awe’ in awesome. So this week we’d like to thank Julian. Continue reading
Moolta’s Top 5 Food Challenges
The Art of Eating
We’ve truly come a long way since the beginning of the famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. New challenges are added every day on moolta, but recently it has been some of the food challenges that have caught our eyes. Whether you’re eating hot dogs, cinnamon, crackers, wasabi, chugging milk or chowing down on abnormally large burgers, every effort deserves a round of applause. We’ve gathered a few unique challenges that have all taken place on moolta and they’re sure to give you a laugh.
Black Guy Does Mayo Challenge
Many of us are used to saying “hold the mayo,” on food orders. The ridiculously high amounts of calories and fat isn’t a healthy addition to any meal. Forget eating a serving or two on your sandwich though, this guy eats an entire jar!!!
The Ran Over Burger
Anybody can eat a burger, that’s not what made this challenge special. Michael and James Glaze completed their challenge to flatten burgers with the tires of their car and eat them. Everybody hates a “hit-n-run,” but these two make you laugh with their “hit-n-bun.”
15 Shots in 90 seconds
Ok, this one isn’t food, and it actually doesn’t even get completed. But the process of trying to complete the challenge is absolutely hilarious! Phil has to take 15 shots of whiskey in 90 seconds, and without spoiling the ending, I just want to tell you he gets nowhere close!
Eat a Bowl of Grass
Salad is about as far as I will go with vegetables, to be honest, it’s a challenge in itself for me to even eat a full bowl. But Shoenice takes it to another level with this challenge. He somehow manages to eat four square feet of grass in a bowl despite an obvious struggle.
Eat a coworkers doughnut behind his back
This wasn’t an eating challenge, it was an eating prank! And it gets better, this prank took place in our very own moolta office! This is what happens when you’re socializing instead of working… and you leave a delicious doughnut on the table. Sucks to suck, Sagi.
To try your very own eating challenge, go on moolta.com and create a challenge! We’ll be waiting to see your results. The person who completes our favorite eating challenge will not only receive a blog post dedicated to them that will be viewed by our thousands of fans, but the video will be posted on our Facebook page as well!
Best of luck to all of you!
Getting naked for the needy
Celebrities have a history of stripping down to their knickers for charity
If you haven’t seen it yet, the Warwick University Rowing Club’s naked calendar is something you won’t want to miss. Both the men’s and women’s team posed nude to help raise money for charity… and the web is going absolutely bonkers over it.
Once the pictures went viral on the internet, both teams sold out of every calendar and they are now on backorder. While this is the first year the women’s team made a naked Continue reading
5 celebrity charity challenges worth repeating
The challenge to put all your eggs in one basket, and by basket we mean mouth.
The egg challenge started when a fan wrote to Smash Mouth’s Lead Singer, Steve Harwell, asking him to eat 24 eggs while he (the fan) is filming him. The generous guy even offered to buy all of the eggs and pay Steve $20 as well! He even went the extra mile and agreed to buy the more expensive brown ones.
Pretty soon all sorts of clips and posts from different fans started showing up on the web pleading the lead singer to agree to the challenge. (Here is one for you to get the point (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2mTkoohEnxc#!)
After a while this tweet was published and long story short, we don’t think Steve Harwell is going to eat another omelet for as long as he lives.
Strike a pose – the super bowl captain version
British actress, Stacy Keibler teamed up with Captain Morgan to raise money for charity while giving the Super Bowl audience a good time.
They called for the players of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals to do the ‘Captain’s pose’ at some point during the game. Each time they do, Captain Morgan would donate $10,000 to charity ($5,000 to the player’s favorite charity and $5,000 to Keibler’s charity of choice).
“I’m thrilled for the opportunity to help my charity, the John Waldhauser Foundation,” said Keibler, a former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader, while posing in hot and sexy positions wearing practically nothing.
It’s OK you can look, it’s for charity!
Amanda Holden (the one with the very nice shoes), Kelly Brook and Tess Daly all posed in their high heels along with 21 other celebrities who are taking part in the oh so sexy photo shoot to launch the Heels that Heal campaign.
In addition, Kylie Minogue, Cheryl Cole and the Prime Minister’s wife Sarah Brown will be delving into their shoe closet for an EBay auction of the stars’ stilettos.
For an inside scoop on the photo-shoot, click here:
Why we love Ellen DeGeneres….
The never ending surprise that is Ellen DeGeneres seems to truly implicate what we at Moolta keep telling you – giving money to charity is nice, but making an epic challenge out of fundraising is much better!
In this video Ellen is challenging Jennifer Love Hewittt to do some simple and basic tasks like rolling a whole toilet paper in 15 seconds or breaking 2 bottles over her head, all for the sake of charity… And some quality entertainment.
Watch here to see the entire challenge
Ellen also challenged British actor Andrew Garfield, the star of The Amazing Spider-Man, to dance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and in return for each dance completed successfully, the 29-year-old would receive $1,000 towards his charity, Worldwide Orphans Foundation.
Garfield not only did his best Gangnam Style, but he also performed the Irish jig, a belly dance and “Single Ladies.” With the hilarious bit, the star raised $10,000 dollars for his charity.
We at moolta salute all celebrities willing to take on a good entertaining challenge for a great cause. You enjoyed reading about it, now lets see you do the same!
We will offer a $100 donation to your favorite charity if you’re the first person to do all 5 challenges mentioned above and then upload video proof of it to moolta.com.
To make it easier, here are all the challenges:
1. Eat 24 eggs in 15 minutes.
2. Dress like Captain Morgan and strike a pose in a very public place.
3. Dance like a belly dancer or do the Gangnam style – your choice.
4. Take a sexy shoe-themed picture of yourself with high heals. Be creative with this one!
5. Unroll a whole roll of toilet paper in 15 seconds.
Ready, set, go!
HARLEM makes you SHAKE?
The Harlem shake is the latest trend to drive youtubers crazy.
In 2012 the track “Harlem Shake” by Baauuer was released on to the web and pretty much did nothing. Only about a year later, ‘Filthy Frank’ used the track for a video of 4 people dancing in spandex suits, and all Harlem broke loose. Check out the original –
Like most YouTube trends, it then snowballed into a full blown epidemic. There are already tens of thousands of versions – from college kids to firefighters, and even Norwegian soldiers (who knew there are Norwegian soldiers?). Everybody wants in.
So, to help you out, we at moolta.com have compiled a recipe that will make your Harlem shake bring all the boys to the yard.
– One bizarre person in a full head mask or helmet.
– One bunch of people willing to dance like they’re having a seizure.
– One working camera.
– One space big enough to fit all dancing people.
– Props – the more, the merrier. The weirder – the better.
Try (it’s hard) to think of a situation no one has ever done before. Start semi-normal, with everyone being themselves, except bizarro guy in the full head mask – make him dance even before you start filming.
15 seconds in is when all hell should break loose – everyone joins in on the seizure-dancing. Make sure you give every dancer his own specific move to repeat for the next 15 seconds. Want to earn extra Harlem Shake points? Include at least one person dry humping an inanimate object and another dancing in a hand stand. Farm animals (even stuffed ones) are also a welcomed addition.
Now edit, add music, and voilà! Your very own Harlem Shake.
For your inspiration and our selfish reasons, here is Moolta‘s very own Harlem Shake ZOMBIE version:
Now go forth, young one, and make your own.
Or are you not up for the challenge?
Seven pieces of advice for an epic Rag week
We all know Rag week is one of the best weird traditions out there, it’s an invitation for people to do crazy fun things for a good cause and raise money for charity. You basically get a whole week to do all the crazy stuff you don’t normally get to do, and there are a lot of things that can be considered “Crazy”. We here at Moolta decided to perform an important public service and collected some of the most out-Rag-eous, funny, creative Rag stories to inspire you to make sure your Rag week is as epic as it can possibly be.
Here are some guidelines:
1. Silence is not only golden, it can be Epic.
This is Alfred, a stuffed ape and a long lasting Bristol symbol. Alfred was kidnapped (or shall we say – ape-napped) from the Bristol Museum in 1956, and though a major police investigation took place, no genuine leads were ever found.
Fast forward 54 years later, Fred Hooper breaks his silence and solves the mystery – Hooper told the world how he, along with Ron Morgan and a third friend who to this day remains anonymous, decided to steal the giant Silverback during the city’s university Rag week. They kept him for 24 hours and brought him safely back to his cage, but of course no ape-napping would be complete without playing dressup, thus the photo.
2. Don’t be afraid to get messy
Rag week is all about raising money for charity, but, like Moolta, you’ve got to have fun in the process. Dirty, slimy and messy is just how Rag week should be, and it makes for some great photo-up moments.
UCC’s RAG Week charity fundraisers include “Lube Wrestling”, which is sort of a cross between sumo wrestling and doing the dishes.
During the University of Bristol Rag week’s jailbreak, two chicks named Emma Blott and Mary Spender managed to get all the way to Australia in 36 hours without using a single pound. They made the call 4 minutes before the deadline and won first place in that year’s jailbreak challenge. Check out how they did it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKSiRhpEXtg
4. As always – think creatively!
In the Rag week of 74′ students from Bangor University wanted to get some air time on Radio Liverpool, and decided to make an entrance to make sure they get it. They rode to the Radio Liverpool building on an old hospital bed that had been converted into a lean mean road machine by an Engineering student- with lights, wheels and brakes. They got the bed inside the elevator and went up 12 floors with little to no room or air, and sure enough – the radio station just couldn’t say no and granted them a guest spot on a local hit radio show.
(Remember – we’re talking about 1974, radio was a big thing. It’s like you would ride today into the building where SNL is filmed and ask in)
5. If you fail – Make it epic
The University of West England decided that for Valentine’s Day 2007 they would attach tickets to pink balloons and hand out music vouchers to the person whose balloon traveled the furthest after being released. You can see in the link below why it didn’t go quite as planned, but the funny video of The Epic-Fail supplied that year’s Rag with a lot of publicity and became a symbol. Watch it here: http://youtu.be/3wZW7_4p98k
6. Break boundaries, break records.Rag week is all about knowing your boundaries, and then breaking them, preferably with a bang. One traditional way of doing so is by attempting to break a world record, and there are some world records that can be good fun breaking. SUSU attempted to break world record for the most people downing shots at once, UCD SUA Society managed to break the world record for the biggest game of Twister, played on a ground area of approx. 15478 square feet. NUI Gallaway students broke the Guinness World Record for “rocking the boat”: 907 students sat on the floor of a gym in lines singing “Rock the boat” and danced a special rock the boat dance, which should have also broken the Record for the silliest Guiness World Record. See it here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHfd4crYAdk
Oh, another tip from us – if you’re going for the world record, don’t forget to invite the Guiness World Record inspection guy.
7. Challenge. Yourself, your community and everyone around you.
Take on the challenge, think outside the box, be original, include as much people as possible, and MAKE IT COUNT!
For more creative ideas and fun ways to fundraise, check us out at Moolta.com or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would happily help.
What will Crowdfunding look like in 2013?
2012 was the year crowdfunding became a household name. With the amazing success of the Pebble Smartwatch, iPhone-powered gTar, and endless arts, media, and design projects, funding as we knew it changed entirely. Kickstarter became not only a spreading phenomenon, but an actual verb. “Great idea, you should Kickstart it”.
small businesses today are struggling more than ever to stay afloat, and entrepreneurs are not facing great odds. Crowdfunding offers these individuals a chance at success, allows creators to stay true to their projects without having to neither answer to any greater structure nor follow any agenda forced upon them. It is also a great way to build a community that is attached to the product. Fundraising can sometime be more effective in friendraising than the actual raising of funds.
2012 was the year a couple of projects made it big, meaning It only makes sense that 2013 will see even more projects and hopefully even bigger funding numbers. But the fresh and innovative crowdfunding of last year is starting to wear down and getting creative is becoming more and more challenging.
In an effort to stand out in an ocean of other projects, crowdfunding – mainly for nonprofits, became entertaining. Nowadays, you don’t just ask for money, you earn it. Most commonly by making sure your contributors are well amused.
The Huffington Post wrote “For causes, 2012 proved to be the year of the risk-taker, as do-gooders around the world – with some of the biggest cajones we’ve ever seen — used their fearlessness to inspire others to donate money and goods to people in need.”
From eccentric homages like men wearing high heels to raise awareness of sexual abuse, thousands of Santas running the Santa Claus Marathon in NY, or simply taking on challenges in exchange for donations like we at Moolta do on a daily basis, fundraising has never been more lively and colorful.
At Moolta, we are amazed to see how well people react to the prospect of doing something crazy for donations. It might be because people see the entertaining side of it as a cause for itself, or because it makes them feel more connected than simply writing a check, or maybe we all just like to make fun of ourselves and a charity is a good excuse to do so.
Whatever the reason is, the result is amazing and the concept is spreading rapidly. We see time and time again that the commitment and passion in these kinds of projects are like no other and people involved in such process are eager to continue to do the next crazy thing.
We welcome you all to go crazy, be stupid, never take yourself too seriously and make the world a little better while doing so. May 2013 be the year that emphasized the fun in fundraising.
How to take awesome videos with your phone’s camera
So you want to create something unique?
Think it’s your turn to become a YouTube sensation?
99.9% of videos fail to get massive views and shares because of several basic mistakes that can be easily avoided. How? We thought you’d never ask –
There are two main challenges that the mobile phone filmmaker has to face – picture stability and audio quality. Overcome those technical issues and you’ll be on the right track to millions of viewers!
- Keep your arms and camera steady without shaking! You’ll be amazed how steady the human body can be when used properly. Tuck your elbows into your sides and think of your torso as one solid unit. When you change angle with your camera-phone, don’t just move the phone – move your entire torso. You will only look stupid for a couple of minutes, but your steady video will last forever.
- Come close to what you’re filming. The closer you are, the better the sound recording is.
- Hold the camera ‘landscape’ style (sideways). This ensures that the video will look like a normal movie. We cannot emphasize this enough, avoid the Vertical Video Syndrome!
- Cover the camera lens with your fingers.
- Cover the microphone with your hand.
- Switch the way you carry the camera while filming.
- Yell into the camera. It is a lot closer to your mouth than you realize and can be very loud in the video.
- And most importantly– do not, we repeat, do not film yourself using the front facing camera! Nobody likes that.
Congratulations, you can now use your Oscar winning techniques to film an epic challenge!
Too lazy to read? watch!
Giving YOLO a Whole New Meaning
Three things you probably want to try
Getting a little tired of the mundane? Well apparently, these guys can’t really stand it either. In fact, they rarely even experience it. They’re too busy spending their time creating insane videos like these. It’s a good thing that they recorded it, because watching these might make you realize how much you’re missing out on:
- A little bit more intense than your childhood swing set.
The Epic (and hot) Fans of Football
The very best of American Football fans
From hot, sweaty, drunk fat men to beautiful, sexy and steamy women, moolta.com has this weeks updates on crazy football fans from the opening weeks of the NFL and college football seasons.