People on TikTok have been losing their minds this past week over a challenge where you try to put your palm on your shoulder.
The goal of this latest TikTok challenge is to take your left palm and place it on your left shoulder (or vice versa). Go ahead. Try it. You can’t do it.
The person we have to thank for this bit of trivia appears to be TikTok user Lauren Murphy, who shared a video online with the caption, “I just found out you can’t touch your palm to your shoulder.”
Which spread to this…
##stitch con @murphygall non mi piace
And then it went viral on Twitter.
just saw on tik tok that you can’t touch your palm to your shoulder. i feel like i don’t even know myself anymore
— Corbyn • WHY DON’T WE (@corbynbesson) February 17, 2021
I really hate how tik tok just made me realize I can’t touch my palm to my shoulder…
— Hannah (@benzenehan) February 12, 2021
i tried the whole "you can't touch your palm and shoulder" thingy and drove my fingernail in the neck 🙂
— akbar (@ahotcoffeepot) February 12, 2021
I think I just broke my wrist from trying to touch my palm to my shoulder
— clare (@clarefagan) February 12, 2021
now I can't stop thinking about how I can't touch my shoulder with my palm , may be it's designed that way so that someone can volunteer with their palm
— lee (@shinigamihelloh) February 14, 2021
I AM CRYING OMG WHY CAN I NOT TOUCH MY PALM TO MY SHOULDER 😭😭
— Sami Hami (@spac3tac0) February 13, 2021
A coworker just told me to touch my palm to my shoulder (from the same arm) and now I am PISSED
— kota☄️ (@dakotasky_) February 12, 2021
There were, however, exceptions.
apparently you’re not supposed to be able to touch your palm to your shoulder of the same arm pic.twitter.com/7DXM9V3NtH
— declan/dec | just finished rebels s4 dhmu (@cassadeir) February 12, 2021
Just pulled a muscle in my arm trying to prove to my brother that I can touch my palm to my shoulder. Apparently it’s impossible but I did it 🤷🏻♀️
— lily (@bioniclilz) February 12, 2021
Just do a Twitter search for “palm shoulder” and you will be treated to a whole lot of entertainment.
I dont mean to alarm you guys but I just found out that I can touch my palm to my shoulder.
— longlegs (@ddy_lnglgs) February 12, 2021
Good for you. But can you do …. THIS?!
Orrrr …. THIS?!
If you are a male, and you CAN do all of those things, then you can just go straight to hell.
If you can’t, and you want to know the answer why, as far as the palm to shoulder thing goes, I have no freaking idea. The other two challenges, however, are because, as science teacher Jeremy Johnson, wrote, “The center of mass for most girls is lower to the hips, while the center of mass in boys is much higher.”
What’s your take on all of this? Can you do them? Let us know in the comments below!