Nine OLYMPIANS Went Viral on TIKTOK for Breaking Cardboard Bed… for Science

Nine OLYMPIANS Went Viral on TIKTOK for Breaking Cardboard Bed… for Science

Photo: Times of Israel, @bwangah on TikTok

Nine Olympians put the ‘bed’ to the test after a rumor circulated online about the Olympics being “anti-sex”.

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According to the viral TikTok, Team Israel’s Ben Wanger showed the cardboard beds to check its durability.

“Been getting a lot of questions about the beds in the Olympic Village,” Wanger begins the video.

“So today we’re gonna check and see how many Israelis it takes to break one of these cardboard beds.”

A few seconds into the video, Wagner, along with eight other Israeli Olympians, jumped on the bed.

As they increased the number of people each time, the bed eventually broke after nine people jumped at the same time.

“Anyone got an extra bed for me[?]” Wagner said in the caption.

Olympic cardboard beds for ‘sustainability’ and ‘comfort’

According to USA Today, the cardboard beds have become a hot issue even before the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games started.

Photo: South China Morning Post

Furthermore, Olympic runner Paul Chelimo from the USA helped fuel the rumor of the beds being only for one person.

“This is aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes[.] Beds will be able to withstand the weight of a single person to avoid situations beyond sports,” Chelimo tweeted.

Moreover, the cardboard bed frames created and installed by Airweave, a Japanese bedding company, actually can hold up to 441 pounds.

Debunking ‘anti-sex’ Olympics myths

Tokyo Games Organizer Takashi Kitajima debunked the rumors and said Airweave made the beds sustainable but also comfortable.

To support his claim, other Olympians also took to social media to dispel the fake news.

For example, Irish gymnast Rhys Mcclenaghan tweeted a video of him jumping on the cardboard bed.

“‘Anti-sex’ beds at the Olympics,” he said in the caption.

On the other hand, Inside the Games highlighted this year’s Olympics renewable and sustainability efforts after the Games.

“[The beds] will be recycled into paper products after the Games, with the mattress components recycled into new plastic products,” they said.