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All About Charlie Charlie, The Demonic Teen Game Breaking The Internet

 

  If you are one of those crotchety people who believe the kids these days are somehow less inspired than generations before, then I come bearing new evidence: Even their superstitions are lamer than ours!


Charlie Charlie,” a game/Internet urban legend of sudden and inexplicable popularity, surged to the top of the global social media charts this weekend after kicking around on the Spanish-language Internet for much of eternity. As of this writing, #CharlieCharlieChallenge has been tweeted more than 1.6 million times. More people are Googling “Charlie Charlie” than virtually any other news event.



  What’s all this about?! Below, our no-nonsense explainer for the old/unimpressed.


  How do you play Charlie Charlie?

Simple! You could, if you wanted, even do it at your desk.


Step 1: Open your Vine and get the camera rolling. (If you don’t have Vine, you ARE too old for this.)

Step 2: Draw an X on a piece of paper.

Step 3: Label two of the resulting quadrants “no,” and the other two “yes.”

Step 4: Place two overlapping pencils on each axis of your grid, crossing them in the middle.

Step 5: Say “Charlie, Charlie, are you there?” and ask a question. (i.e., “is one of my friends going to die soon,” “will I go to prom next May.” )

Step 6: Scream, probably.


   Where did this come from?

While it’s hard to pin down an exact country of origin, Charlie Charlie (also spelled Charly Charly) has a long history as a schoolyard game in the Spanish-speaking world. According to one seven-year-old Y

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