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Bill Gates Accepts Mark Zuckerberg’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge — Watch

Sat, August 16, 2014 5:38pm EDT by 6 Comments

Take that, Zuckerberg! Bill Gates accepted Mark’s nomination for the icy dare, but decided to go about the challenge in a very Bill Gates way. Click to watch the video!

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the nation, especially Hollywood. Many of our favorite celebrities like Justin Timberlake, 33, Adam Levine, 35, the cast of Grey’s Anatomy and more have all gotten soaked for a good cause. The challenge has also grabbed the attention of some of the world’s best technological minds, including Bill Gates, 58. Watch the Microsoft co-founder get iced in the name of ALS!

Bill Gates Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Only Bill would take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and put a scientific twist on the dare. After accepting the challenge from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, 30, Bill decided not to do the challenge like everyone else.

While most people and celebs have just poured a simple bucket of ice water over their heads, Bill created an interesting apparatus that allowed him to simply pull a rope to douse himself with the ice water. Nice, Bill!

This is definitely one of the most memorable ALS Ice Bucket Challenges we’ve seen yet. You can always count on Bill to switch things up!

Bonnie Says: Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge But Also Donate

In return, Bill nominated Elon Musk, Ryan Seacrest and Chris Anderson from TED to take the ALS challenge.

The cold must of not bothered Bill anyway!

ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. To raise awareness for the disease, Massachusetts resident Pete Frates, 29, decided to create the Ice Bucket Challenge to strike out ALS. Participants can either accept the challenge or donate.

The Ice Bucket Challenge has gone insanely viral and has garnered support from all over the country. If you want to help support this cause click here.

HollywoodLifers, have YOU accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge yet? Let us know!

— Avery Thompson

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