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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Worked! Researchers Say Viral Fundraiser Was Responsible For A Major Gene Discovery!

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The power of the Internet!

Back in 2014, it seemed like everyone was pouring ice water on themselves and uploading it to the internet for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Not only did this viral charity challenge made a big splash with raising ALS awareness, but it's also responsible for scientists making a MAJOR discovery about the nervous system disease!

The ALS Association credits money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge for the discovery of a common gene that contributes to the progressive disease.

Photo: Nick Jonas Treats Diabetic Children To A Night Of Fun!

Some of the $100 million raised by the 2014 challenge helped fund a global effort called Project MinE — which aimed to find the genetic drivers of the condition.

According to a paper published this week in the journal Nature Genetics, Project MinE researchers have identified a connection between ALS and the NEK1 gene, which will help in developing new target therapy for the disease!

AH-Mazing! Who knew watching all those celebrities getting water dumped on them would actually lead to a scientific breakthrough?

Now all we have to do is come up with viral charity challenges for everything else out there!

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Kim Kardashian & Kris Jenner Snubbed ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Founders' Wives In Cannes!? You've Gotta Read Both Sides Of This Story!

Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner turn down a photo op with the wives of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge founders.

Jenn Quinn and Julie Frates' husbands — Pat Quinn and Pete Frates — started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that took social media by storm, all while raising a ton of money for research regarding the disease.

The campaign was so successful, it even won seven awards at the Cannes Lions Festival!

After accepting their honors, the wives decided to spend a little down time shopping at the Celine store on Wednesday where they ran in to Kim Kardashian West and Kris Jenner!

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The women excitedly went up to the reality stars to say hi and talk about their cause.

But when it came to snapping a shot with the selfie queen, the two were totally denied!

Jenn took to Facebook to share her experience and her frustration with the celebrities, writing:

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Kathie Lee Gifford And Matt Lauer Kiss (Sort Of) To Raise Autism Awareness By Taking The Twizzler Challenge! Get A Room!

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Get it, girl!

We fondly remember last summer's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, where participants raised over $100 million dollars in ALS research.

Well, now there's a new challenge in town sponsored by Twizzlers in hopes of raising autism awareness!

The Twizzler Challenge invites two parties to snack on opposing ends of a Twizzler a la Lady and The Tramp until their lips meet in the middle — face sucking optional.

[ Video: Adam Sandler & Bob Barker Support Autism Programs By Beating The Absolute SH*T Out Of Each Other! It's The Happy Gilmore Fight: Round 2! ]

This new challenge will not only benefit New York Collaborates for Autism, but will provide hopefuls an excuse to finally smooch those they've been pining for. It is for charity after all, right? (And Twizzler's profit?)

Need a visual representation to see how it works? In the video (below) we have a hungry Kathie Lee Gifford aggressively chomping down her Twizzler end to snack on a frightened Matt Lauer's lips:

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Cops Find The 'Pranksters' Who Dumped Poo And Pee On An Autistic Teen Before Drew Carey & Jenny McCarthy's Bounty Could Become Official

Cops have found the bullies responsible for dumping feces and urine on an autistic teen!

It looks like some justice is going to be served after all!

This past weekend, celebrities such as Drew Carey and Jenny McCarthy were shocked and disgusted to find a disturbing video in which a group of bullies trick an autistic teen into taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but instead of dumping ice water on him, they doused him with water filled with urine, feces, and cigarette butts.

Well the celebs decided to put their money where there mouths were are pledged to donate a

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Kim Kardashian FINALLY Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge In A Very Kim Way! See The Teaser HERE!

Kim Kardashian's ice bucket challenge is a perfect selfie opportunity

She’s joined the rest of the family!

Kim Kardashian was holding out on taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, but there was one person she couldn’t escape… Ellen DeGeneres!

In an upcoming episode, Kim got super wet on stage, when the talk show host poured the water all over her!

And OF COURSE she was taking a selfie at the time!

Hopefully her outfit wasn’t dry clean only! LOLz!

We only have a teaser of the moment, but that alone is gold!

Ch-ch-check it out

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This Dude Is Absolutely Bananas! Pilot Completes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Up In The Air!

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We truly have no words for this crazy stunt!

An adventurous pilot named Bruce Bohannon decided to take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge… but with a WILD twist.

In the unbelievable vid, Bruce dumps a bucket of freezing water over his head as he flies his very own plane. As the chilly water splashes over his body, Bohannon can be heard uttering

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Harry Potter's Matthew Lewis Will Make You Hot As He Gets Cold For The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Well hello there.

Matthew Lewis, of Harry Potter fame, is outshining all of his wizarding costars today, because he just nailed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

While Daniel Radcliffe is off starring in A Young Doctor's Notebook with Jon Hamm, Matthew is the actual hard-at-work actor by getting ice cold water poured on him while shirtless.

And he looks mighty good doing it.

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