When Mark Zuckerberg challenged Bill Gates to complete the ice bucket challenge, he designed a lovably dorky high-tech contraption for the low-tech task of pouring a bucket of water on himself.
"I'm glad to give to ALS, it's a great cause," he says in the video. "But I want to accept this challenge, I want to do it better than it's been done. I've been working on this ... got this design ..."
The 58-year-old sits at a drafting table on what looks to be a private dock, sketching the perfect drenching design to the sound of the waves. He tests a small wooden and paper model before donning a welder's mask to put the finishing touches on his creation.
Gates nominates Elon Musk, Ryan Seacrest and Chris Anderson before pulling the rope and getting a slo-mo soaking in business casual attire.
The Ice Bucket Challenge, which has taken over Twitter and Facebook, entails donating $20 to the ALS Association or film yourself pouring a bucket of ice water on your head, then challenge three more people to do the same.
ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a neurodegenerative nerve disease that slowly destroys the brain's ability to move the body. It's also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, after the beloved baseball player whose career it ended.
According to the ALS Association, the challenge has raised $9.5 million dollars for ALS research.
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