This is my worst nightmare. ( music playing ) You know we’re always interested
in what the Internet is into, and right now the Internet
is into crunching ice. Yeah. Now, crunching ice
is not slang for doing meth. It’s a viral trend that has
blown up on Chinese live-stream
sites. Basically, Chinese vloggers are creating intricate
ice sculptures and then biting
into them on camera. Yep. ASMR style. The sculptures– they range
in shape and consistency
and size, and we’re gonna watch
some videos together of different genres of this ice crunching stuff, and then we’re going
to try it ourselves. Yes, we gonna crunch some ice, but, big disclaimer, chewing on hard ice is not advised. It can hurt your gums. It can break your teeth. Let the two nimrods do it.
Okay? Do not try this at home. Let your friendly neighbor
nimrods– neighborhood nimrods That’s what we almost
called this show. “Neighborhood Nimrods.” It’s not too late.
Is it? Yeah, we can change it.
Season 14. Okay. Now, like I said, there’s a few different
genres or preferences within the trend, and the first one
is using soft ice, which is more
like shaped slushy ice, and creates more
of a muted crunch.
Let’s watch. ( crunching ) Look at this video. Popped ice. Lots of eye contact. That’s a face. She’s eating a face. She’s wearing the face. Oh, it fits perfectly. ( both grunt ) Now, I’m– I know you’re not excited
about this. I am having difficulty
watching this – ’cause I cannot bite ice!
– You won’t even bite
ice cream. You can’t– You only use the
tongue for ice cream. I lick and donkey lip
ice cream. Today I’m here for you, Link. Today you’re going to put
your teeth, your front teeth, into ice. I’m like– I know I’m not the only one,
so if you’re with me, we can do this together. So this is like an egg. It’s supposed to be crunchy. It’s not supposed to be
too hard. You want me to just
demonstrate first? So you can warm up? Oh… What’s that in the middle? Stevie: It’s a kumquat. Oh, it’s a kumquat
in the middle? You gotta come and warn me
about that kumquat next time. Now you– you see– I think I can bite
with the molars. And you gotta maintain
eye contact. – I’m going over here.
– Uh-oh. You’re making me feel
uncomfortable. – ( groans )
– Oh, come on. That got you? – I can’t–
– No, but what was it? Was it pain or was it
just discomfort? – Discomfort. It’s like–
– You can overcome this. – It’s like frickin’–
– I’m here for you. – It’s like nails
on a chalkboard!
– You’re going to over– I don’t care. You’re going
to overcome this today. Just do it
and don’t think about it. Yeah. Bite that kumquat. You gotta look
like you’re enjoying it. No one’s gonna watch
your vlogs if you have that look
on your face. You have to look–
like a smile. Make a smile. Okay. All right,
this gets even weirder. Some of them include juice. – There she is again.
– Oh, little pyramids. See that face, Link? They don’t look like
they’re bothered at all. She’s cool as a cucumber. It’s like,
“Every day I do this.” ( speaking foreign language) – Holy what? Is that a–
– It’s like a fish aquarium. It’s a fishbowl. No! – No, she–
– Look, she’s smiling. You see that? – Then she gave the sign.
– Call me and tell me what
a stupid idea that was. Okay, we’ve got our own
juice-filled ice balls.
Wow. – I got a blue ball.
– I got a green ball. I don’t know what that means. Green ball’s not a euphemism
for anything. I feel left out. – That’s the theme–
– I’ve got green balls, yeah. …the theme song for our
nimrod show. What’s it called? Neighborhood nimrods. ♪ Neighborhood nimrods ♪ ♪ I got a blue ball ♪ ♪ I got a green ball ♪ – ♪ We’re two nimrods ♪
– Yep. Okay, so Tess said we should
break the seal on this so we can put a straw in there. I’m through.
I’m through… Green nimrod through. But they didn’t just drink.
They bursted it. – Can I be sexy Iceman?
– Don’t– No. I wanna be sexy Iceman.
That’s the thing
that I haven’t seen. You can’t be sexy Iceman. But then what they do
was they bit it. I gotta get where I can– I can–
Golly, it’s so thick. Yeah, if you tried to break
this one on your head… I’m just gonna have
to beaver this thing. I’m kind of losing my cool
a little bit. Remember that warning we gave? – He’s about to lose a tooth.
– Wait, hold on. ( grunting ) Oh, there’s
a hole there. I’m through. Of course it’s all gone out
the other side. Stevie:
Yes, they’re coconut jelly. Yeah, put it– Dig ’em in there,
Neal! Bit it. You can do it! Now look– look happy. ( shuddering )
This is my worst nightmare. Hey, man, you’re doing great. And we haven’t even gotten
to the hard crunches, which is the next video
we’re gonna watch. ( crunches ) – Ooh.
– Looks like a crystal. Oh, gosh. Like she does it every day. – Holy what?
– Ooh, Looks like sausage. No, girl! How do you even make
that thing? I think it’s a six.
No, it’s a nine. It’s a bad idea. I don’t understand why– how their faces stay
so unemotional. I am mesmerized by this. Let’s bring ours in. We’ve got a bone. This is a har–
it’s a hard bone. And so what we’re gonna do You’re thinking of breaking
it in the middle
so we each get one. There we go. Oh, two neighborhood nimrods got another type of rod. Now, yours is longer,
but mine are bigger. Are bigger? I mean, it’s really– I don’t know what I prefer,
honestly. Let’s take a poll. Somewhere in there,
there’s the perfect proportions, somewhere between the two. Okay… Since you got
the tray, let’s do–
Hey, you know what? This is a thing
I haven’t seen yet, is buddies doing it. Neighborhood nimrods. Oh, man, I know what website
we’re gonna be on now. Aah! It tastes real bad. We’ll just take
another bite this time. I don’t wanna take
another bite. We’re gonna look, like,
so confident the whole time. Because that’s
what’s gonna get the clicks. Confidence gets the clicks.
That’s what my dad always says. Get in there. Hey, man. Look at you.
You did it. Yeah, I did it. We just got the clicks. Do we have another genre? – Yes.
– Yeah, yeah. Okay, some of the videos
don’t go as planned, and there’s some fails. ( speaking foreign language ) Oh. – Oh, he’s not happy.
– A scooter. – Oh.
– Uh-uh-uh, ooh. – See, she got a slab of ice.
– Yeah. Yeah, she looks like you. – Yeah, now we’re talking.
– That’s the kind of face– Maybe that’s the whole angle. Maybe it’s about embracing the
honest angle. Yeah, she was afraid.
I’m afraid. Because honestly
this was a fail. We were told that it’s a fail. I’m not just looking at it
and seeing it as a fail. This was sup–
We’ve been given warning that this probably won’t stay
together. But this is how some of these
things are done. So we’re trying to do
a bloody– bloody hand. Uh, even you trying to cut that
is just too much for me, man. Look at that.
It’s bleeding. You are nowhere near it,
though. I know, but this is, like,
the worst sensation. I’m gonna see if I can just
pick this hand up off completely intact, No, my pinky’s already broken. Looks like you’re doing
surgery. Just gonna– just take the hand out gently. That is repulsive. – Oh, that is not bad.
– You know what?
That’s not a fail. Well, you lost
a finger there. That’s just–
That’s just par for the course. Open mine real fast. Look at that. It’s so juicy. Oh, you lost your finger,
too. Oh, you lost another finger. You gotta be more–
You lost a lot. It looks like a turkey heart. Hey, so why don’t we try this You know what I think
about this? That this one should be longer and all these should be broken. Why don’t you create
a little vlog here, just the honest ice vlog. Just do it and then tell us
exactly what you’re thinking I think this is horrible. Of all the things
we’ve done on this show, somehow this is
the worst for me. ( grunts ) Oh! What’s in it? – How you feel?
– It’s salty. Tess: Sorry about that. We just got
a “Sorry about that.” – No explanation.
– Sorry about the saltiness? Tess: It slows down
the freezing process. Ooh, that’s harsh. It’s not that bad. – ( groans )
– It’s– This whole thing is horrible. It shouldn’t be anywhere
on the earth. It tastes a little toxic.
I do gotta say that. I do gotta say that ’cause I’m
a neighborhood nimrod. Thanks for watching. Me, too.
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