The internet is aflame with the Cheerio Challenge, a game where dads have been stacking Cheerios on their sleeping babies’ heads. There’s a zero percent change you haven’t seen this, because the story’s been covered by The Huffington Post, The TODAY Show, Buzzfeed, Mashable, and it’s appeared on Facebook‘s trending stories.
In news of the weird: A video on the Chinese social share site KU6.com shows a 17 month old baby hoofing it out on a treadmill. The baby is being ushered along by – we’re guessing – dad. Multiple women can also be heard laughing in the background.
You can see a screenshot above. The video is shot vertically, so I filled the empty sides with pickles.
Here’s a little video of Benjamin Ames and his daughter singing a song on camera. The idea was to keep her mind preoccupied one night after hearing fireworks so she could go to sleep which turned into father/daughter cuteness overload.
Colin Furze is just like any of us: he’s a guy, a dad, a hoodlum, and oh – he also holds three Guinness World Records, one for starting the largest bonfire. Furze hopes to extend his records to four after building what he hopes is the world’s fastest pram (that’s a stroller to us yanks).
Thirty-three year old English dad Furze built the stroller – and the sucker certainly doesn’t stroll; watch the video after the jumperooski. Also, for bonus points, Furze took some time to talk to 8BitDad about his creation, which although he didn’t say was more important to him than the Guinness record, we’re going to guess was.
It all started with a cute picture posted on Reddit. You probably saw it somewhere under a different name, but was originally titled “My wife took our 5 month old son to get his first passport photos taken — NAILED IT!” The simple picture (above, sans 8BD grafitti) was of a passport photo outtake where junior didn’t manage well with the flash. The picture was funny, people upvoted it. It hit the front page of Reddit. But it didn’t stop there.
In this new digital age, it’s easy to “go with the flow.” If you’re a dad and into social media, the flow is pretty simple: share pics of your kid on social media platforms, have a couple laughs at funny pictures of your family, and soak in the likes/upvotes. But what if it didn’t stop there? What if a couple of laughs turned into you having to close your Reddit, YouTube and Twitter accounts and rename yourself on Facebook?
One dad recently found out that 15 minutes of fame can lead to a creepy mix of local news affiliates hunting down friends and an unexpected army of admirers and detractors to your parenting style.