how to do the i am lost trend on tiktok
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The "I Am Lost" Trend Calls on TikTok Users to Poke Fun of Minor Blunders


Jul. 22 2020, Updated 4:13 p.m. ET

The latest TikTok trend offers a great opportunity for messy people. Ashamed of the ice cube you ever so carelessly kicked under the fridge or the french fry you somehow left on the floor of your car? Don't be. Dozens of content creators are now proudly exhibiting these rare tokens of everyday life, using them as the prime material to further the fast-evolving "I Am Lost" trend. So, what does the craze involve, and how does one recreate it at home? 

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You only need a few objects and a TikTok account to do the "I Am Lost" trend.

Recreating the "I Am Lost" trend at home should be relatively simple. All intrigued TikTokers need is a few unjustly overlooked household objects. Once you have identified the most promising items in your surroundings, take a photo. Next up, open Snapchat. Click on create. Select the second icon depicting a pair of eyes and a mouth. Upload the photo taken earlier, add the filters, and save the final version to your camera roll. 

how to do the i am lost trend on tiktok
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It's worth noting that some users have taken alternative routes, offering up more far-fetched interpretations of the quickly growing trend. Some responded to the #IAmLost hashtag by coming up with sketches poking fun of their day-to-day experiences. 

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The creators who responded to the "I Am Lost" trend include defnotcharles and Liam Silk.

A TikTok influencer named defnotcharles created a piece tackling the irresistible urge to start cleaning in the middle of the night. 

"Me at 3am getting the random urge to pull my life together," reads the caption scribbled over the first few frames. 

In the next frame, the creator embarks on the ambitious undertaking of hoovering a seemingly spotless door frame, before proceeding to tidy up a coffee table by using both hands to push off a small stack of decorative picture frames. 

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A TikTok by johnnydip focuses on a different type of frustration. 

Captioned, "me 5 seconds into my math lesson," the video shows the content creator try to recreate the experience of raising their hands with the sole purpose of informing their teacher about their perceived lack of understanding of the notoriously challenging subject. 

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Liam Silk addressed a difficulty most will be excruciatingly familiar with, the struggle of trying to get a bizarrely stubborn ice cube off of the bottom of a glass. 

The first frame of the clip shows the content creator attempt to finish a glass of iced water. The next frame sees Liam impersonate the ice cube and blink at the camera. The video ends with him trying to unstick the ice cube — only for it to land in the middle of his face. 

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Lonely Objects took a more orthodox approach, creating various TikToks about the household objects left behind for good. One of their clips charts the slow decay of an Oreo that was carelessly plonked into a tall glass of milk. 

With another, similarly inventive video, the TikToker drew attention to a lone sports ball that's bound to remain stuck in the gym ceiling till eternity. 

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