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Jimmy Fallon accepts ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

After Justin Timberlake gamely accepted the “Ice Bucket Challenge” along with more than 20 pals, posting the video proof to his Facebook page, the singer-actor in turn challenged “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon, announcer Steve Higgins, and house band the Roots. Timberlake had been challenged by Boston Marathon bombing survivors Patrick Downes and Jessica Kensky.

During Tuesday night’s broadcast of the late-night NBC show, Fallon delivered. Like many others now before him, the talk show host doused himself in ice water along with the Roots, Higgins, Rob Riggle , and Horatio Sanz to help spread awareness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Fallon explained he was challenged by several people and organizations, highlighted Timberlake’s dare, and noted that he could accept the challenge or donate money to ALS research. He then exclaimed he’ll do both.

And who did Fallon nominate? The New York Jets. “You have 24 hours,” he said.

In the unlikely event you haven’t heard about it, the #icebucketchallenge is a viral phenomenon. The way it works is this: Dump ice water over your head, film it, use social media to challenge others, or donate $100 to a charity.

More coverage:

Patriots, Timberlake take ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

Ice bucket challenge leads to spike in donations

White House responds to Kennedy ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

Boston sports figures embrace ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

Bostonians accept the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ for ALS awareness

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