The Harlem Shake, Planking, Dabbing, Ice Bucket Challenge, Bros Icing Bros…If you spend enough time on the Internet you start to expect a new trend it hit every other month. The latest in a long line of internet crazes is the ‘Shower Orange’. Usually, I scoff at these fads as complete and utter bullshit, but I appreciate a good orange, and it’s easy to see what makes the Shower Orange fad so popular.
For starters, peeling and eating an orange can be a massive pain in the ass. It’s incredibly messy and laborious, taking a while to peel the orange before you can even take your first bite. Oranges are delicious but an argument can be made that they’re not worth all the work it takes to peel them before eating, and that’s why the #ShowerOrange trend has taken off.
Eating an orange in the shower is supposedly incredibly liberating because you don’t have to worry about any mess at all. You just rip into it and eat away, allowing the juices to flow freely, and later toss the peel away in your bathroom trashcan. You’re in the shower so the water’s already washing away all the messy juices you get on your face, it’s essentially like cleaning up in real time.
So, where did this trend come from? According to The Daily Mail it all started with a Reddit thread about a year ago where one person left a strange comment about eating oranges in the shower. That, in turn, birthed its own subreddit which now has nearly 9,000 subscribers.
Twitter is now flooded with #ShowerOrange posts, and people on Reddit are raving about eating oranges in their showers:
Seriously, the ‘Shower Orange’ craze is blowing up over night. I find this interesting because it’s existed for over a year now but found popularity only this week, but I’m not going to dwell on that thought too much.
I have to admit that this is the first Internet craze in a LONG time that I haven’t immediately dismissed as bullshit. I’m actually fairly interested in trying this one out for myself because I appreciate a good orange, and I’m a proponent of anything that keeps me in the shower for as long as possible because it’s indisputably the best parts of my day.
What do you bros think? Is the Shower Orange bullshit or is there something to this?