#FeelingNuts

#FeelingNuts

Updated Mar 05, 2019 at 04:10PM EST by Brad.

Added Oct 03, 2014 at 02:58PM EDT by Don.

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#FeelingNuts, also known as the Feeling Nuts Challenge, is a hashtag campaign and photo fad aimed at encouraging men to get checked for testicular cancer on a regular basis. While the hashtag was officially launched in April 2014 to promote the Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, the campaign saw a notable resurgence in early October as a spin-off of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which also coincided with the beginning of the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Origin

On April 10th, 2014, the UK-based testicular cancer prevention and support group Check One Two[3] launched the hashtag #FeelingNuts to promote the Testicular Cancer Awareness Month and encourage men to regularly check themselves for testicular cancer.[1]


WE'RE ON A MISSION TO GET YOU #FEELINGNUTS JOIN OUR MOVEMENT AND DO WHAT YOU DO BEST ONLINE, SHARE IN OUR MESSAGE AND ENTERTAIN BY DECLARING YOU'RE #FEELINGNUTS

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On June 12th, 2014, the Check One Two YouTube channel uploaded a video titled "Are You #FeelingNuts", urging viewers to share pictures of themselves grabbing their genitals with the hashtag #FeelingNuts to raise awareness about testicular cancer (shown below).



On August 28th, actor Will Arnett tweeted[10] a photograph of himself holding his crotch, which gained over 1,000 favorites and 230 retweets in the next month.


》 Will Arnett", @arnettwill Follow @rickygervais no..all good 4:47 PM-28 Aug 2014 236 RETWEETS 1,014 FAVORITES λ‹€β˜…

On October 1st, actor Hugh Jackman tweeted[2] a photo of himself and three other men clutching their genitals, while publicly challenging actor Neil Patrick Harris, talk show host Michael Strahan and comedian Ricky Gervais to do the same (shown below, left). That same day, Gervais replied to the tweet[4] with a photograph of himself flipping off the camera while grabbing his crotch and nominated former Star Trek cast member William Shatner to join in (shown below, right). In the first 24 hours, the tweets garnered upwards of 1,900 and 790 retweets respectively.


Hugh Jackman @RealHughJackman * Follow I accept #feelingnuts raising awareness for testicular cancer. I nominate @ActuallyNPH @michaelstrahan @rickygervais Reply ta Retweet * Favorite More OTi 005 STEPHEN RETWEETS FAVORITES 8.00 AM-1Oct 2014 Ricky Gervais * Follow 上. @rickygervais I accept the @RealHughJackman #feelingnuts challenge for testicular cancer. I nominate @WilliamShatner Reply Retweet * Favorite More RETWEETS FAVORITES 791 1,367 9:06 AM-1 Oct 2014

In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the photo fad, including Time,[5] CNN,[6] Complex,[7] Just Jared[8] and UpRoxx.[9]

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HENDA Ashton Irwin Ashton5SOS Sep 18 #FeelingNuts 4 Reply t3 Retweet β˜… Favorite ND OS Jamie Oliver jamieoliver Sep 21 Guys I'm #feelingnuts raising awareness for testicular cancer I'm nominating Dexfletch @TinieTempah @edsheeran わReply Retweet * Favorite

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