Today’s Trend: The Hilarious Charlie Charlie Game.

The internet has been gripped by a Ouija board-like game called “Charlie Charlie challenge”, but its origins are not what they seem.

More than 2 million people have used the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge over the past 48 hours. It’s a game which involves balancing pencils over the words “yes” and “no” on a piece of paper. Players ask questions which are supposedly answered by Charlie – a mysterious demon who spookily moves the pencils, if you believe in that sort of thing.

Two days ago a Twitter user called @_kluh was one of the first to use the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge. It was also made popular by a number of big social media stars in the US. But where did the game come from? Several reports and tweets claim the game’s origins are in Mexico. For example, one of the most retweeted videos about Charlie Charlie Challenge, shows a popular Mexican beer brand and the Spanish words for “yes” and “no”:

Corona bottle challenge

The game simply involves placing two pencils on a piece of blank paper in the shape of the cross with the words ‘yes’ and ‘no’ written on either side of the pencils. Players say the phrase “Charlie, Charlie can we play?” in order to connect with the demon. Players then ask questions of the demon and the pencils move to indicate his answer.

This game has been trending on twitter for the past 24 hours and has received over 146000 re-tweets.

I believe this game isn’t healthy psychologically and spiritually.

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