The beauty of the #ALSIceBucketChallenge is that it requires minimal equipment. Anyone can raise awareness with the help of some ice water and a medium-sized container. But if we’ve learned anything about tech magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates in the decades he’s been on the world stage, it’s that he doesn’t do anything halfway.
Gates was challenged to the icy cold bath by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who himself made do with a simple plastic container for his ice.
Instead of taking the easy route, Gates rigged up his own water-dumping contraption (complete with pull-string), setting a new standard for the challenge. We’re eager to see if the three people he tasked with completing the challenge — Elon Musk, Ryan Seacrest and Chris Anderson — try to outdo him. We’ll be surprised if they can.
With or without all the trappings and specially rigged ice bucket structures, it’s incredible to see how everyone’s coming together to help combat the neurodegenerative disease. Particularly if that means we get to see some of the world’s most brilliant minds completely drenched.