Ever felt yourself struggling to do a simple task and think there's got to be an easier way?
Like taking a bottle of Gatorade out of the plastic ring holder, an endeavor that soon becomes an Olympic sport itself?
Turns out we've been doing it wrong.
Gatorade spokesperson Serena Williams recently posted a video on TikTok that was "not an ad" but did show her dumping several bottles of lemon-lime Gatorade into a giant water bottle filled with ice. While some people were newly converted to the drink she made, most people were fascinated with how easily she got the Gatorade out of the plastic rings.
Not the intention, but many learned a lesson and a life hack. The life hack here being how to use the packaging as intended and not just engaging in a strength contest with plastic.
You can see Williams' video here:
Many comments were actually about the intended content of the video—Williams' love of lemon-lime Gatorade.
But then the comments veered off track into the inadvertent lesson everyone got in freeing the bottles from the plastic rings.
We are not alone in our ignorance.
It's not a wrestling match?
Some people had to go back just to watch again to make sure they learned it right.
Others were questioning life-long assumptions.
It's never too late to learn a new thing.
Many thanked Williams for the lesson.
Well, the most valuable lesson of the video, not the Gatorade-over-ice recipe.
Even athletes had apparently been wasting their energy on getting those bottles out of the plastic ring holder their entire life.
However, as one commenter put it, is it truly a life hack if you're just doing it the right way?
Maybe the next TikTok trend will just be celebrities doing basic tasks the correct way.