Twitter Streets: The Most Talked About Trends Today -February 21

Article by Oliver
Posted: February 21, 2020

TikTok’s Viral ‘Skull-Breaker Challenge’ Causes Wide-Spread Concern

Experts are warning TikTok users attempting the now viral “Skull-breaker Challenge” of the dangers involved. According to Refinery29, the challenge involves two people in on the prank standing on either side of a third person who does not know what is about to happen. All three people stand in a straight line and are told to jump in the air. The person in the middle, who is, again, not aware of the challenge, jumps believing the other two will jump as well, but what they actually do is kick inward to knock the middle person off of their feet and onto their head. TikTok responded in a statement terming it as an uninspired TikTok trend, “As we make clear in our Community Guidelines, we do now allow content that encourages, promotes, or glorifies dangerous challenges that might lead to injury, and we remove reported behavior or activity that violates our guidelines.”

Cut, Copy and Paste Function Creator Dies at 74

Larry Tesler, the computer scientist behind the cut, copy and paste function has passed on aged 74. Xerox, the company for which he developed these functions for made the heartbreaking statement on Twitter, “The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler.”

Victoria’s Secret Sold Off

Renowned lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret has been sold off to a private firm. The new partner, Sycamore Partners bought 55% of the company’s shares worth $525 million. In addition to making it a fully private firm, Leslie Wexner, who has been the top dog since 1982 will also step down as CEO and chairman as part of the deal.

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