Streamer ICE_POSEIDON set up a strange ‘Touch the Car’ competition, where contestants would stand with their hand on a car, and the last person touching it would win the car itself.
After a gruelling 19 hours, all of which were capture on live stream, the competition came to an end – after one of the two final contestants simply gave up.
ICE_POSEIDON is known for these kind of strange contests and social experiments, all of which he live streams to a dedicated audience.
One of his most infamous examples is when he locked a group of people in a closet for three days, and having his viewers donate to play loud, torturous noises for the duration.
The final few hours of the Touch the Car competition saw the final three competitors still standing, but went down to two because one accidentally took his hand off the hood of the car, after ICE sprayed some kind of smelly substance in their faces.
Another few hours passed before finally, one contestant seemed to realize that – after 19 hours of standing – he no longer wanted the car that much, and felt his opponent deserved it.
His reasoning was two-fold, one he felt like using an Uber was actually in a way preferable to having the car, because he got to meet people and talk to people.
“I enjoyed this experience, it didn’t feel like a waste of time to me, and that I really don’t need this car. It feels a lot more meaningful to me, meeting people, than winning a car.”
So eventually he does in fact take his hand off the car, giving it to the last standing contestant, ‘Alfredo’. Another successful ICE_POSEIDON experiment then, albeit another very strange one.