The best Ice Bucket Challenge videos

The man who started it all

The Ice Bucket Challenge involves daring a person to dump a bucket of ice water over their head within the next 24 hours, or else donate money toward fighting ALS. Even if a person completes the challenge, they're more than welcome to donate money too.

Once a person completes the challenge, they're also supposed to dare several other people — usually three — to participate, which is why the challenge has been growing and growing. We've collected a ton of our favorite Ice Bucket Challenges for you to watch right here.

Pete Frates

ALS advocate

Frates was the one who kicked off the challenge, posting a video to the tune of Vanilla Ice’s "Ice, Ice Baby."

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Tech executives

Tim Cook

Apple CEO

Iced at Apple Beer Bash. Turn down for what?

Invited by: Phil Schiller

Invited next: Dr. Dre, Bob Iger

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Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Google co-founders

Watch for the microphone swap at the end

Invited by: Satya Nadella

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Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft

Gates just put everybody else on NOTICE with a custom-built ice douser.

Invited by: Mark Zuckerberg

Invited next: Elon Musk, Ryan Seacrest, Chris Anderson

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Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO

You can almost see him shrug it off right after the water hits.

Invited by: Steve Gleason

Invited next: Jeff Bezos and Larry Page

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Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO

Nice kiddie pool. Very strong Star Trek callout.

Invited by: Satya Nadella

Invited next: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, and George Takei

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Steve Ballmer

Former Microsoft CEO

In classic Ballmer style.

Invited by: Spencer Hawes

Invited next: Doc Rivers, Rick Neuheisel, Hal Wright

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Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO

He tells someone off-camera about the temperature. If they work for Facebook, they are almost certainly fired.

Invited by: Chris Christie

Invited next: Bill Gates, Sheryl Sandberg and Reed Hastings

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Elon Musk

Tesla CEO

Features an elaborate 5 bucket rig.

Invited by: Bill Gates

Invited next: Johnny Depp, Tony Hawk, Markus 'Notch' Persson

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Phil Schiller

Apple executive

Took to a lovely beach to dump the ice water on his head.

Invited by: Beyonce

Invited next: Tim Cook, Chris O’Donnell, (wife) Kim

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Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook COO

Knows how to operate a bucket.

Invited by: Mark Zuckerberg

Invited next: Kara Swisher, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Melinda Gates, Jocelyn Goldfein

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John Legere

T-Mobile CEO

This still seems reasonably calm for John Legere.

Invited by: Carl Quintanilla

Invited next: Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, AT&T CEO Randall L. Stephenson, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure

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Ralph de la Vega

AT&T Mobility CEO

Best yell award, right here.

Invited next: AT&T co-workers

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Nilay Patel

Editor-in-chief, The Verge

Shit just got real.

Invited by: Jim Bankoff

Invited next: Joanna Stern, Ezra Klein, Matt Rogers

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Dick Costolo

Twitter CEO

Video taken on Vine (of course).

Invited by: Carl Quintanilla

Invited next: Spencer Rascoff

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Spencer Rascoff

Zillow CEO

The slow motion really makes it come alive.

Invited by: Dick Costolo

Invited next: Jeff Weiner, Jim Cramer

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Jimmy Fallon

'Tonight Show' host

The only entry on this list to feature The Roots.

Invited by: Justin Timberlake, (Jets Owner) Woody Johnson, Chris Christie

Invited next: NY Jets

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Justin Timberlake


Very Barbara Walters-esque use of soft lighting here.

Invited next: Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, (Tonight Show announcer) Steve Higgins.

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Robert Downey Jr.


"How'd you solve the icing problem?".

Invited by: Bob Iger

Invited next: Vincent D'onofrio, Elias D'onofrio, Chris Hemsworth

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The Rock

Actor, badass

Can you smell it if it's cooked with ice water?

Invited by: Ronda Rousey

Invited next: Mark Wahlberg, Channing Tatum, Brad Slater

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Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters


David Grohl just wanted to be prom queen.

Invited by: Zac Brown

Invited next: Jack Black, John Travolta, Stephen King

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Chris Pratt


Everything's better with a little vodka.

Invited by: Bob Iger and Vincent D'Onofrio

Invited next: Gregory Smith, Nick Offerman, Dave Batista

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Ashton Kutcher and Wilmer Valderrama


'That 70's Show'-style.

Invited by: Topher Grace

Invited next: Jon Cryer, Robert Rodriguez, Dex Shepherd

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"Weird Al" Yankovic


Weird Al sets his sights high with his challenges.

Invited next: Barack Obama, Dalai Lama, Pope Francis

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Vin Diesel


Vin Diesel takes the challenges and asks you to plant a tree for Groot.

Invited by: James Gunn

Invited next: Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie, Vladamir Putin

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Lance Bass


The second best video entry from a former member of NSYNC.

Invited by: Nick Swisher

Invited next: Lisa Delcampo, Michael Turchin, Darren Criss, Joey Fatone, Miranda Sings

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Bob Iger

CEO, Disney

Subtle product placement.

Invited by: Tim Cook

Invited next: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt, Kerry Washington

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Matt Lauer

'Today Show' host

Excellent frown when the water hits.

Invited by: Greg Norman

Invited next: Brian Williams, Martha Stewart, Howard Stern

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Martha Stewart

TV personality and entrepreneur

Charity. It’s a good thing.

Invited by: Matt Lauer

Invited next: Gwenyth Paltrow, Blake Lively, Ellen Degeneres

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Conan O’Brien

Host of 'Conan'

Fans of the late night comic will love this.

Invited by: Jimmy Kimmel

Invited next: Jimmy Carter, Pele, and Haley Joel Osment

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Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Carson Daly


A three-fer

Invited next: Jason Segel, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr.

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Steven Spielberg


Unexpectedly cold reaction.

Invited by: Oprah Winfrey

Invited next: George Lucas, Jeffrey Katzenberg, J.J. Abrams

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Elizabeth Banks


Went for the bathtub video. No mess, solid choice.

Invited next: Seth Rogen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Nathan Fillion

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George Takai


Oh my.

Invited by: Jeff Bezos

Invited next: Buzz Aldrin, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sir Ian Mckellen

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Lady Gaga


There are no words.

Invited next: Adele, Michael Rapino, Vincent Herbert, Arthur Fogel

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Ethel Kennedy


Definitely the most charming video on here. Also, challenging the president takes some courage.

Invited next: Barack Obama

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Tom Cruise and Chris McQuarrie


The buckets just keep on coming.

Invited by: Hugh Jackman

Invited next: Adam Goodman, David Ellison, Brad Gray

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Matt Rogers

Founder, Nest

A cold day for ice buckets.

Invited by: Nilay Patel

Invited next: Boris Sofman, John Door, Austin Carr

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Dr. Dre

Musician, Apple employee

Dre pulls out all the stops, including a custom setup, multiple camera angles, and slow motion.

Invited by: Tim Cook

Invited next: Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar

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Melinda Gates

Co-founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Melinda follows Bill's build with creative cameras.

Invited by: Sheryl Sandberg

Invited next: Katie Couric, Stephen Colbert, Yuri Milner, and Phoebe Gates

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Rob Ford

Mayor of Toronto

Rob Ford signs everwhere.

Invited by: Tie Domi

Invited next: Jimmy Kimmel, Premier Kathleen Wynne, Prime Minister Stephen Harper

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Macklemore takes the challenge on-stage in the middle of a show.

Invited by: Russell Wilson Kiefer, Ben Secord, Reed Hastings

Invited next: Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Steve Scheffler

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Taylor Swift and Jaime King

Musician, Actress

Taylor Swift, Jamie King, and an entire entourage of friends.

Invited by: Russell Wilson Kiefer, Ben Secord, Reed Hastings

Invited next: Selena Gomez, Emma Stone, Ed Sheeran, Topher Grace, Lena Dunham, the cast of Hart of Dixie

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Oprah Winfrey

Talk show host, Producer

Possibly the loudest reaction so far.

Invited by: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tyler Perry, Nancy O'Dell

Invited next: Steven Spielberg, Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal

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J.J. Abrams


Donation in memory of J.J.'s grandfather, Samuel Abrams.

Invited by: Steven Spielberg

Invited next: 501st Battalion, Greg Grunberg, Stephen King

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Chris Christie

New Jersey governor

Spoiler alert: unexpected Dad moment.

Invited by: NJ Devils CEO Scott O'Neil

Invited next: Mark Zuckerberg, Jimmy Fallon, NJ Senator Cory Booker

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Aaron Rogers

Green Bay Packers quarterback

Awww. Poor Wittle Aaron Wogers needs a bwanky.

Invited next: Darius Rucker, Brian Baumgartner, Tom Crabtree

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Triple H

Pro wrestler

"That's brisk."

Invited by: Ben Roethlisberger

Invited next: Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Vince McMahon

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Paul Bissonnette

Pro hockey player

Glacier water. Helicopter. EPIC.

LeBron James, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson

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Steve Gleason

Former New Orleans Saints safety with ALS

This one’s actually inspiring.

Invited next: Drew Brees, New Orleans mayor "Mitch" Landrieu, Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, brother Kyle

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Sidney Crosby

Pittsburgh Penguins center

Hockey players may be more acclimated to this challenge, but it’s still impressive.

Invited by: Craig Adams

Invited next: Pascal Dupuis, Marc-Andre Fleury, Kris Letang

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Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein

Editor-in-chief, Vox

Vox Explains the ice bucket challenge with Ezra Klein.

Invited by: Nilay Patel

Invited next: Arianna Huffington, Nate Silver, Sommer Mathis

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