Teens do stupid things because they think it is fun.
As usual one has to backfire.
A teenager in Washington state was had a brain aneurysm after taking the duct tape challenge.
If you aren’t aware, Duct tape challenge is a viral activity in which participants’ bodies are wrapped in duct tape and they try to set themselves free.
This kid was taped him while he was standing. As he tried to free himself, he fell and hit his head in concrete.
This follows the Cinnamon challenge. The cinnamon challenge involves consuming a tablespoon of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds without drinking any fluid to wash it down.
According to a paper published yesterday in the journal Pediatrics, cinnamon misuse was cited in almost 200 calls to U.S. poison control centers during the first half of 2012 with 30 of these cases requiring medical attention. The ingestion of the powder invariably stimulates the gag reflex followed by inhalation of the powder that’s stuck inside the mouth and throat.
Internet has changed how pranks like these impact kids today.
Just because you saw it on YouTube, don’t do it
Parents, have a frank conversations with your children when things like the duct tape challenge go viral.