Almost every person once played the game where they pretended that they were surrounded by lava, so they had to jump from furniture, counters, etc., to avoid stepping foot on the floor. This childhood game recently made a comeback on social media, and suddenly teens and adults alike joined in on the craze and recorded their endeavors for everyone on the Internet to enjoy.
"So my cousins started playing the floor is lava while on vacation and…" I'M DYING pic.twitter.com/L7oemC2kPD
— Typical Girl (@SoDamnTrue) June 10, 2017
From the Hot Lava Game came something else — a new meme, of course, that uses a floor to represent things people either really want to achieve, or really want to avoid. #RELATABLE
1. EMBRACE IT!
2. V true.
3. Must. Stay. Away.
5. Cannot handle.
6. The accuracy!
9. Heck no!
10. Def been here before…
11. *jumps faster than humanly possible*
12. All 5 Seconds of Summer fans will agree:
"the floor is 5SOS3"
— 5SOS Updates!! (@5SOSFamUpdater) June 14, 2017
13. Impossible, TBH.
The floor is saving money and not spending it on food pic.twitter.com/pOj1BSLgGr
— no (@tbhjuststop) June 14, 2017
14. Camila Cabello be like:
"The floor is not teasing my fans with videos without sound" pic.twitter.com/8enEBQakTp
— CC1 (@Iamwithccabello) June 14, 2017
The floor is a consistent upload schedule on youtube pic.twitter.com/XcWYIWMMJI
— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) June 14, 2017
The floor is saving money and not spending it on makeup pic.twitter.com/bI1OLiGcPL
— MAKEUP(@glowkit) June 13, 2017
The floor is getting a haircut!
— Aline (@Aline_5SOS) June 13, 2017
the floor is crippling anxiety and unexpected panic attacks pic.twitter.com/D9txgqK2te
— Thomas Halbert (@ThomasBeautyy) June 13, 2017
"The floor is Hanna"
— Keegan Allen (@KeeganAllen) June 12, 2017
20. Also true.
"The floor is Aria"
— Keegan Allen (@KeeganAllen) June 12, 2017
21. Lol…funny joke.
the floor is 8 full hours of sleep pic.twitter.com/Ay3TmQ8IFn
— Dory (@Dory) June 11, 2017
22. YAAAS, SELENA GOMEZ!
THE FLOOR IS BEAUTY, KINDNESS, PASSION, CHARISMA, MULTI-TALENT AND BEING AN UNPROBLEMATIC LEGEND. pic.twitter.com/GrwlsZ7R40
— Selena Gomez News (@LifeWithSelG) June 10, 2017
23. See ya there!
The floor is unhealthy eating, spending, and sleeping habits. pic.twitter.com/X7rQ6oIoHo
— Common White Girl (@GIRLposts) June 9, 2017
The floor is tendency to procrastinate and anxiety due to approaching deadlines. pic.twitter.com/3JJgeCP09w
— tessa (@sherlockify) June 8, 2017
25. The ultimate:
"T as in Troy?"
"No, T as in THE FLOOR IS LAVA!" pic.twitter.com/MJBYrUhWzH
— Sincerely Tumblr (@SincerelyTumblr) June 8, 2017
8 subjects of Internet memes who lived out your biggest dreams:
Danielle Bregoli (a.k.a. 'Cash Me Outside' Girl)
Perhaps the most recent subject of viral Internet fame is 14-year-old Danielle Bregoli. The teenager, who was featured on an episode of Dr. Phil several months ago after trying to frame her mother for a crime, has since been warding off paparazzi and denying claims that she's slept with rapper Kodak Black (yes, things have gotten that out of hand).
Although Danielle is experiencing some of the more difficult aspects of celebrity, we doubt she regrets any of it, especially because she just signed a deal with a major production company for her own reality show!
In addition to the upcoming series, starring the young girl and her mom, Danielle makes several thousands of dollars by endorsing products such as Fit Tea to her 8.4 million Instagram followers. She'll also be raking in an additional $40k in May for an appearance at Miami's Rolling Loud Music Festival, so how bow dah?!
Alex LaBeouf (a.k.a. Alex from Target)
Alex LaBeouf (or Alex Lee), who was just 16 years old at the time, didn't know what he was getting himself into when accepted a position as a cashier at a SuperTarget in his hometown of Frisco, Texas.
After one customer posted a photo of Alex on Tumblr, another Tumblr user found the photo and reposted it on her Twitter account, noting how good-looking Alex was. Not long after, #AlexFromTarget was a trending topic on Twitter and was being searched more than worldwide superstars Justin Bieber and Nash Grier!
After appearing on The Ellen Show just days after his sudden rise to fame, Alex has had the challenge of maintaining his following of 1.6 Million followers on Instagram. He's since appeared on DigiTour, endorsed some products on social media and is currently selling merchandise and donating 100% of the proceeds to charity. So sweet!
Daniel Lara (a.k.a. Damn Daniel)
For the better part of 2016, "Damn Daniel" was the catchphrase that was bouncing off the walls of high school hallways all around the world. After Daniel's friend, Josh Holz, edited a collection of videos where he complimented Daniel's shoes, the Internet was set ablaze.
What came next? Daniel and Josh appeared on The Ellen Show, where they were gifted a lifetime supply of Vans sneakers, which they later donated to Loma Linda University Children's Hospital in California. Aww!
Candace Payne (Chewbacca Mom)
37-year-old Candace Payne had no way of knowing the mass hysteria that would ensue when she uploaded a video of herself laughing hysterically while wearing a Chewbacca mask.
Nowadays, Candace is known around the world as "Chewbacca Mom" and has definitely reaped the benefits of that strange title. As of now, her video has been watched over 166m times on Facebook and she's been gifted with a variety of Star Wars Toys from Hasbro and Kohl's, where she initially purchased the mask. Kohl's also rewarded her with $2,500 in gift cards! If you think that's all "Chewbacca Mom" got out of the deal, you're sorely mistaken. Payne also received $400,000 in scholarship money from Southeastern University all while raking in cash from doing appearances! Wow!
Jeremy Meeks (a.k.a. Hot Felon)
In one of the most shocking twists of fate the universe has possibly ever seen, Jeremy Meeks, the "Hot Felon" whose photo took over the Internet in 2014, is actually living in the lap of luxury right now!
While Jeremy was serving a year in prison on a felony firearms charge, he signed a modeling deal with White Cross Management. Now released from prison, JM walked in NYFW just a couple months ago and posted photos to his Instagram of his new car, his huge house and his gorgeous family. Talk about a plot twist!
Rebecca Black's rise to Internet stardom is, unfortunately, more of a cautionary tale than anything else. After her music video for the song "Friday" took over the web back in 2011, RB found herself at the center of just about every cruel joke told during that year.
However, six years later, Rebecca Black is slaying the game! Since that dark time in her life, Rebecca has been very outspoken about cyber-bullying, plus she's forged friendships with several famous YouTubers. Not only that, but she's still singing (and she's actually good). Take that, haters!
Laina Morris (a.k.a. Overly-Attached Girlfriend)
You may not recognize her name, but you've definitely seen her face. Laina Morris was one of the fortunate souls who actually chose to create the character of "Overly-Attached Girlfriend," although she had no way of knowing it would catch on the way it did. In fact, the only reason she made the initial YouTube video in the first place was for a Justin Bieber contest!
Lucky for her, she won more than just a silly competition. People everywhere latched onto her character and started forwarding the video and its respective memes to all of their friends. Now, Laina has over 1.2 million subscribers on her channel, has attended many star-studded events, and is still milking the "Overly-Attached Girlfriend" role for all that it's worth. GOALS!
Sam Griner (a.k.a. Success Kid)
Some subjects of viral memes get fame-hungry after their first dose of success. Sam Griner's situation was very different, mainly because he was just a baby back in 2007 when the infamous photo of him clenching sand in his fist spread from computer to computer with reckless abandon.
Sam's overnight celebrity status was first managed by his mother, Laney, who arranged to have her son, known around the world as "Success Kid," star in Vitamin Water and Virgin Mobile UK advertisements.
Best of all, the Griners were able to fundraise $100K to pay for Sam's father's medical care after he was diagnosed with kidney failure. Turns out, Sam's little photo ultimately saved his dad's life! That's definitely a success.