While the internet provides plenty of entertainment, some people will try some extreme ideas to stand out and become famous. Because of this, many people have tried out dangerous and stupid challenges to gain attention. We want to discuss six of these challenges to explain why they’re dangerous and why you should avoid participating in them.
The Tidepod Challenge
This is probably the most infamous challenge due to its overall danger and stupidity. The Tidepod challenge involves putting a Tidepod into your mouth, popping it open and swallowing the contents. Many people find it to be funny, but it’s a danger that could lead to serious injuries and even death.Read More »
The Chubby Bunny Challenge
This challenge appears harmless on the surface, but it can be extremely dangerous depending on the situation. The challenge involves stuffing a large marshmallow into your mouth and then saying “chubby bunny”. The goal is stuff as many marshmallows into your mouth as possible before you give up.
However, as the marshmallows are in your mouth, they will start to mix together into one mass. So once you want to spit them out, or if you start to choke, then you may struggle with removing them. This makes this challenge a serious choking hazard, so you should avoid it.
The Cinnamon Challenge
Many people end up trying this challenge because it seems so simple, but it can be extremely dangerous. This one involves taking a spoonful of cinnamon and trying to swallow it all at once. However, cinnamon quickly takes all of the saliva out of your mouth, so it leaves your mouth dry while preventing you from properly swallowing it.
If you aren’t careful with this challenge, then the cinnamon can get into your lungs and pose a serious choking hazard. This is because the cinnamon turns into dust that fills your lungs which will cause you to cough and sputter. If someone tries to convince you to do this, then you should stay away from the challenge.
The Gallon Milk Challenge
Our stomachs can only contain so much food or liquid in them, but some people try to push the limits of their bodies. One such challenge is known as the gallon milk challenge. This one involves taking a gallon of milk and trying to drink it all within an hour without vomiting.
Due to this, most people end up going strong for the first few minutes, but their stomachs become full extremely quickly. Once they push themselves too far, they begin to puke everywhere. This challenge can become dangerous due to all of the puking and the fact that you could face serious internal problems if you don’t throw up all of that milk.
The Knife Chop Challenge
This is a challenge that many thrill seekers participate in, but it could lead to bleeding and permanent injuries that will scar you. This challenge involves putting your hand on a table while spreading your fingers apart. After doing so, you alternate stabbing a knife before your thumb and between each of your fingers while singing a song.
This one is dangerous for some obvious reasons. You run the risk of stabbing your fingers and bleeding as you do this challenge. Also, if you’re not careful, you could end up causing serious damage to your fingers which may lead to amputation. Either way, you should never do a challenge that could cause permanent damage to your body.
The Milk Smashing Challenge
The milk smashing challenge doesn’t involve drinking milk, but spilling it all over the floor. A person goes into a grocery store, throws the milk on the ground and pretends like he or she slipped and spilled it everywhere. This causes the milk to go all over the floor while also making a mess for the workers to clean up.
This challenge is dangerous because the person creates a slipping hazard. Someone else could get splashed by the milk or they could end up falling and seriously injuring themselves. On top of this, it’s a waste of milk and money, so all of these factors make it a stupid and dangerous challenge.
Some people find these challenges entertaining, but it’s important to stay away from them. The risk isn’t worth the reward, so make sure you remember this as you look at future challenges that people on the internet may attempt. You don’t want to hurt yourself or those around you, so make sure you stay away from any dangerous challenges!