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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.

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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