Elon Musk Is Challenged To Dump Ice Water On His Head by Bill Gates – Video

3 years ago by Jay Cole 27

After Being Challenged By The Facebook CEO To Dump Ice Water On His Head, The Ex-Microsoft Boss Does The Same To Elon Musk

After Being Challenged By The Facebook CEO To Dump Ice Water On His Head, The Ex-Microsoft Boss Does The Same To Elon Musk

On Wednesday Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was challenged by Governor Chris Christie to do the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” to promote awareness for Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Once completed (and very wet), Mark then threw the gauntlet down to Bill Gates, who then further upped the ante by building a ridiculous contraption (naturally) in his acceptance today.

Bill then ‘threw down’ the challenge (video below) to Chris Anderson from TED, Ryan Seacrest (why?) and Tesla’s own CEO, Elon Musk.

We look forward to watching a very cold and wet Tesla CEO shortly.  No one says no to Bill.

Just one other thing, there is a time element at play here, so Elon has a scant 24 hours to comply – or forever be known as a chicken…who doesn’t support awareness for ALS.

Update:  Elon has accepted the mission – via Twitter (of course)

Update 2:  You can see the video footage of Elon getting it (x5) via his sons here

Bill Gates/Elon Musk Twitter Exchange

Bill Gates/Elon Musk Twitter Exchange


Hat tip to David Murray!  (Ironic moment:  The computer we were using to publish this post crashed about half-way through the process and we had to start over)

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27 responses to "Elon Musk Is Challenged To Dump Ice Water On His Head by Bill Gates – Video"

  1. GeorgeS says:

    Boy Bill is really starting to look old….but who am I to say (I try not to look in the mirror).

  2. Rob Stark says:

    I thought that was a picture of Woody Allen.

    1. GeorgeS says:

      That’s funny. The same thing came to my mind also.

    2. Scramjett says:

      Yep, I thought it was Woody Allen also.

    3. That *is* a picture of Woody Allen, who played Bill Gates for the event.

      Unfortunately for Allen the water was not a stage prop, it was real.

    4. Jeff D says:

      Or Larry King.

  3. offib says:

    This was started by Chris Christie?

    Anyway, I hope Elon would make more sort of automated contraption that both involved a Model S and hopefully Space X. Is that too much to ask?

  4. DaveMart says:

    I’m surprised Bill got it to work without a reboot!

    Just kidding, I think he is a truly great man who continues to make a difference.

    Way to go, Bill!

  5. Spec9 says:

    I’m guessing that Bill drives a Model S.

  6. kdawg says:

    So Gates made it more complicated than it needed to be, LOL.

    This bit from Family Guy also makes me chuckle every time I see it.
    Bill Gates: Well, I’m gonna turn in.
    Michael Eisner: Yeah. Me, too. I gotta be at Disneyland before it opens. We’re ethnically cleansing the “Small World” ride.
    Peter: Come on. You guys practically run this country. There’s gotta be a ton of fun stuff we could do.
    Bill Gates: All right!
    Peter: Oh, man! There’s a tollbooth. Hey, anybody got a quarter?
    Bill Gates: What’s a quarter?

    1. Rob says:

      @Kdawg, Who is Michael Eisner?

  7. Anderlan says:

    Elon lives in Water Discipline territory, so I hope he cycles the water somehow. Come to think of it, Bill did it right on a reservoir, no losses at all (and in Washington, so it’s not like he needed to). I suppose Elon could use salt or grey water.

  8. Anderlan says:

    I expect nothing less than an electric jet hyperbucket from Elon.

    1. DaveMart says:

      Hopefully it will be directed downwards, not upwards……

  9. scoops says:

    There wasn’t any ice in the water…

  10. ffbj says:

    Exactly. Ice water which in fact contains no ice. You can’t even call it icy water it is merely cold water.
    Additionally this screen appeared after the video and I had to reboot my computer:

    1. Anon says:

      BSOD’s these days, are either the result of a bad driver from recently installed software, or you have a hardware failure.

  11. Scramjett says:

    Dude, is that his property? Is he standing on a drawbridge over a moat to his castle?

  12. ffbj says:

    Yes. It’s the Summer Palace.

    1. Rob says:

      After THAT experience he might now call it the Winter Palace 🙂

  13. Open-Mind says:

    He copied that bucket-dumper design from Apple. 😉

  14. Anon says:

    Perhaps Mr. Musk is too busy meeting the challenges of driving his family across America in a Model S… Oh, wait.

    Scratch that.

  15. ItsNotAboutTheMoney says:

    Elon Musk Tweeted thst he’d do it.

  16. Foo says:


  17. Anon says:

    Okay… Two hours left. Did Elon do it???

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Yes he did – here is the story with video evidence (of course):

      Elon Musk And Sons Complete Ice Bucket Challenge From Bill Gates