Those who grew up in the '80s may remember the television show He-Man; the title character, the half naked, buff, blond guy, would gain extra strength by raising his sword and saying “by the power of Grayskull.” He-Man was not only a prime example of '80s hyper masculinity, he was also a pretty smart guy with lessons for kids at the end of each episode. For example, in episode 41, “House of Shokoti Part 2,” he states, “even if one of your friends dares you…taking a risk like that [putting your life at stake] isn’t brave, it’s just dumb.” Unfortunately, it seems like many teenagers and adults could benefit from listening to He-Man’s advice. Too many people do things without thinking either because they are told, because they want attention, or because of peer pressure. One particularly dangerous example is food challenges. Food challenges have become a popular form of entertainment at parties, as well as popular on YouTube. While food challenges may be stupid, the bigger issue is that they are also dangerous. Medical professionals all over the web are warning parents about the teenage challenge trend. Here is a list of 10 incredibly stupid and dangerous food challenges. Remember He-Man’s advice and do not try these at home, unless your idea of a fun time is cleaning up a ton of vomit off of your furniture.
10 Milk Gallon Challenge
9 Mentos and Diet Coke Challenge
8 Banana and Sprite Challenge
7 Chubby Bunny Challenge
6 Cupcake Challenge
5 Ghost Pepper Challenge
4 Cinnamon Challenge
3 Flour Challenge
2 Soya Sauce Challenge
1 Water Drinking Contest
Though not technically food, the water drinking contest involves the ingestion of a liquid necessary for survival and therefore deserves to be on this list. Moreover, it is one of the most dangerous food related challenges. The challenge requires drinking a large quantity of water and then not going to the bathroom for as long as possible. The human body however, can only contain a certain amount of water and can drown internally (which sounds a little strange since human bodies are mostly made up of water). The world became tragically aware of the danger from water drinking contests in 2007, when a mother, partaking in a water drinking contest to win a Wii for her children, died from acute water intoxication.
Sources: milkgallon.tripod.com, discovery.com, urbandictionary.com, urbandictionary.com, channel.nationalgeographic.com, livestrong.com, kidshealth.org, buzzfeed.com, grubstreet.com, dailymail.co.uk
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