Lessons learned: 1) people need water. 2) Matt Damon has the same toilet as my mom.

Matt Damon took a lot longer to get around to doing the Ice Bucket Challenge than most people, not because he's lazy, but because he's so much better than all of you. He was "conflicted" about doing it—not due to, as Steve-O pointed out, most celebrities using it for self-promotion and forgetting to even share links for how to donate to ALS research—but because he didn't want to waste California's drought-stricken water supply and because he's got his own water-charity thing going on and it, frankly, might be more important than ALS. Damon co-founded Water.org, a charity devoted to bringing clean drinking water to the 800 million people worldwide without it—a major contributor to epidemics and diseases of all kinds.

In fact, as Damon points out, the toilet water he's using is much cleaner than the water most of those 800 million people can access. Which is something I'll just take his word for, because this is one challenge where I'd rather just donate to clean water charities instead of participating.

(by Johnny McNulty)

Sources: Water.org