The Brief: People have been turning themselves into human car alarms for an internet meme challenge.
The Car Alarm Internet Challenge #CarAlarmChallenge is pretty straightforward. It involves someone screaming or shrieking while tapping their neck with their hand. This tends to make a sound that resembles a car alarm. The Car Alarm Challenge took off after @P_gibb tweeted a video of herself imitating a car alarm using this method, calling it her “secret talent.”
This inspired a surge of people posting their successes, fails, and spinoffs of themselves making similar sounds.
My secret talent… CAR ALARM pic.twitter.com/tflB1ondAK
— Peyt🔮 (@P_gibb) March 28, 2019
I showed my mom the car alarm video and well…. 💀 pic.twitter.com/ZEohdZDB9R
— Angelhi Eguren (@angelhi07) March 30, 2019
MY ROOMATE SOUNDS LIKE A CAR ALARM HAHAHAHAHAHA pic.twitter.com/2UlhrPhlxn
— Mia Peredo (@miaaperedo) March 29, 2019
— KC (@kirstyncorder) March 28, 2019
2012 Honda Civic 💀 pic.twitter.com/9608o243ct
— Daisha McBride (@The_RapGirl) March 28, 2019
“car alarm” 2.0 pic.twitter.com/JIReN5tTgg
— taylor jo (@taylor_headrick) March 29, 2019
— Peyton Mitchell (@pey10rae) March 29, 2019
It’s not a talent anyone can do it 😂 pic.twitter.com/bhzLOY4Kj9
— Karsten M Hutcheson (@khutch66) March 28, 2019
Unlike the Bird Box Challenge or the Cheese Challenge, the #CarAlarmChallenge meme is generally uncontroversial and safe. However, as one Twitter user pointed out, people should avoid hitting their throats too hard.
As A Punchline
@P_gibb’s viral video has been used as the punchline for a number of jokes.
Imagine tryna shoot a free throw and this mfer break out with this 😂😂. https://t.co/1GWT4tdrPf
— BJ Taborn (@bjtaborn) March 28, 2019
Job interview: do you have any special talents
— Southpawed Sensation (@almighty_doom) March 28, 2019
When I'm in public and someone gets too close to me https://t.co/JFih3Ml3tp
— tiffy ☢ (@radioactiffdcay) March 30, 2019