INTERNET — You‘ve done the Harlem Shake, Milked Bombed your local grocery story, and Planked everything in sight. Now, a new trend is sweeping the internet, and it’s called Sink Holing.
Sink Holing first appeared in Seffner, Fla., where Jeff Bush, 37, pioneered the phenomenon from his bedroom. On the night of February 28th, Bush was taken on a journey of a lifetime from which he will never return.
“He’s the original Holer. He started it all. Now, everywhere I look there’s another person in a sinkhole,” explained brother Jeremy Bush.
Recently, a golfer at a Waterloo, Il. golf course fell into a sinkhole and climbed out a web sensation. Mark Mihal, 43, was on the 14th hole when luck swept him off his feet.
“Marky Mark was six under par and about to nab another birdie when, out of nowhere, he was gone,” said fellow golfer Ed Magaletta. “I couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought, not only is he having the best game of his life, now this!? He’s one lucky son of a bitch.”
What most find intriguing about Sink Holing is that it is a game of chance, a lottery only a select few win—which leaves many wondering where the next Sink Holer will be found.
Southeast regional director for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Jess Weaver explained, “Although some sinkholes are caused by humans, you simply cannot go out and dig one. No one can predict when and where one will show up. It adds an exciting element to the trend. Who knows who will be next!?”
According to the USGS, 20% of the U.S. is prone to sinkholes. Much of this area is located in Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.
Thousands of individuals have flocked to these states, vying to become the next Holer.
Locals hope Sink Holing will boost tourism and trend long enough to make a profit.
“Once Jeff fell in the first hole, I ordered t-shirts, Frisbees, and posters for the event,” said one Florida business owner. “I knew it was going to be a hit. A few weeks later, another sinkhole appeared right down the block. We sold out the very next day.”
Still, many agree that no one will be able to top the original. Jeff Bush currently holds the world record for longest Holing and hasn’t stopped yet.
“If I could say one thing to my brother,” said Jeremy Bush, “it’s that I’m damn proud of what he’s accomplished. Damn proud.”