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Logan Paul’s ‘slap battle’ opponent sends threatening video in response to challenge

Published: 16/May/2019 19:30 Updated: 16/May/2019 19:39

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTuber Logan Paul’s controversial Flat Earth ‘mockumentary’ has come and gone – but his next big project could take his content in a completely different direction.

Russian entertainment outlet Generation Iron announced that Paul would be participating in the ‘Battle on the Volga,’ which includes a ‘slap battle’ between the YouTuber and two of Russia’s greatest slap-fighting champions.

Paul uploaded a video of himself training for his upcoming fight on May 14, which showed the YouTuber repeatedly slapping a dummy made of pool noodles across from his trainer.

Paul’s video didn’t go unnoticed by his competition; Russian slap champion Vasily ‘Dumpling’ Pelmen uploaded his own video in response to Paul, which showed the champ slapping away a series of training dummies in front of a boxing ring.

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While it might seem silly from the outside, ‘Dumpling’ isn’t Russia’s “slap champion” for no reason – the 370 lb champ took the 2019 Male Slapping Championship in an unquestionable, landslide victory at the Siberian Power Show, proving a formidable opponent compared to Paul’s 187 lb frame.

Dmitry Kotov, VICELogan Paul is set to throw down with 370 pound Russian slap champion ‘Dumpling’ on May 24 – and fans aren’t too enthused about the YouTuber’s chances.

This isn’t the first “training footage” Paul has uploaded ahead of his slap battle, either; the YouTuber took a sound smack across the face from fellow YouTuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy during Jake Paul’s massive house party on May 14, claiming that he was “ready for Russia” upon recovering from the blow.

Paul’s training comes just a week ahead of the ‘Battle on the Volga,’ which takes place from May 24 – 27 – giving him precious little time to prepare for the event.

KSI vs Logan Paul – the rematch

Although many fans are doubting Paul’s luck against ‘Dumpling,’ he may yet stand a decent chance against his competitor – the YouTuber has been training for his upcoming boxing match against fellow content creator KSI for some time, claiming that he is “collecting skulls this winter” in an Instagram post of his training footage for the match.

KSI and Logan Paul are set to throw down in November 2019, after rumors that their initial contract had the rematch penned for February.

KSI himself claimed that Paul’s team was to blame for the event’s mishandling, but clarified that things would be put into motion during a January video on the topic.

Of course, boxing and slapping are two totally different disciplines – and Paul’s slapping prowess has yet to be truly tested.

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Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”