Doctors Say the Cinnamon Challenge Isn’t a Good Idea


April 22, 2013 3:15 PM by Wade Blogs

cinnamon-challenge-i5Fox News – Don’t take the cinnamon challenge. That’s the advice from doctors in a new report about a dangerous prank depicted in popular YouTube videos but which has led to hospitalizations and a surge in calls to U.S. poison centers.

The fad involves daring someone to swallow a spoonful of ground cinnamon in 60 seconds without water. But the spice is caustic, and trying to gulp it down can cause choking, throat irritation, breathing trouble and even collapsed lungs, the report said.

Published online Monday in Pediatrics, the report said at least 30 teens nationwide needed medical attention after taking the challenge last year.

Doctors are now warning teens (and twenty somethings who still think they are teens) to cut it out with the cinnamon challenge. Can’t say I cannot agree with them. I always found this and the drink a gallon of milk in an hour challenge as stupid. Now it shows that by doing so you can harm your body. I sound like an old hoot but c’mon bro…why the hell would you torture yourself for no benefit? $5 is only a benefit if you’re homeless, it’s not a prize. This brings me to another stupid teenage thing: 4/20…the notorious day of pot smokers everywhere.

You smoke weed/do drugs? Awesome! You actively celebrate 4/20 every year more than you do your own mother’s birthday? You seem like a real winner. That is pure sarcasm by the way. The people who celebrate 4/20 are the same people that still play drinking games to feel accepted at parties. Anyone over the age of 20 that actively brags about their record or skills in a particular drinking game is most likely social awkward and/or sucks at life completely. Let’s be real…you’re not going to the major league of beer pong (psshh, nah bro it’s called beruit, I’m cultured) but if there was one, I’m sure it would be filled with heyseeds that have no friends.

Weed can or cannot be harmless, I am not going to debate that here. I will say this, when you celebrate 4/20 and you’re a grown ass man you really should re-evaluate youre life.

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