The Charlie Charlie Challenge went viral super fast, with kids giving it a try and, as you might expect, getting plenty spooked out by the whole thing. Viral videos have landed online of people having a variety of results and, when it works, the freakout reactions are priceless.
Here's how it works: balance two pencils on a piece of paper in the shape of a cross. On the piece of paper write the words 'yes' and 'no' inside four squares. Then say "Charlie, Charlie are you here?" (or "Charlie Charlie, can we play?") and wait...
As these things go, a bunch of hilarious spins on the Charlie Charlie Challenge found their way online, with people using it as a predictor of things like which One Direction band member they'll marry and whether or not Larry is real. You know, important questions that you may need a second opinion on after consulting your Magic 8 Ball.
First up, some of the scary outcomes:
Next, the One Direction fandom has a little fun:
Charlie, is larry real? yes | no ——✏️—— no | yes— Liam (@78sIiam) May 25, 2015
Oops, not that Charlie:
And you'll need to know how to properly say goodbye too:
Finally...you can't argue with science: