I can see the future and shortly I am going to be writing: “New Internet Trend Of Jumping Off Building Kills”.
It seems like each “challenge” is getting more and more intense. This time the kids are going back to a classic AND STUPID trend.
Warning – some of these pictures are kind of nasty burns. You have been warned.
Social media challenge has seen children burning themselves with salt and ice
Salt lowers the temperature of the ice, leading to effects similar to frostbite
NSPCC has warned parents and teachers to remain vigilant over the ‘craze’
According to DailyMail: Parents have been warned over the resurgence of a social media craze that has seen children across the country burning themselves with salt and ice.
The so-called ‘salt and ice challenge’ involves youngsters placing salt and ice on their skin, causing a chemical reaction that reduces the temperature of the ice to as low as -17C (1.4F).
Participants then see who can withstand the searing pain longest before sharing photos of the resulting burns, similar to frostbite, online.
Some teenagers have reportedly been taken to hospital with third degree burns, and the NSPCC has now issued a warning over the craze, urging parents and teachers to remain vigilant.
This just shows how screwed we are in the future. These kids can’t even come up with their own stuff. This was something dumb people were doing for years.
This week Police Chief Constable Dee Collins also issued a warning on Twitter, writing: ‘Please warn your children and those you know not to take part in this dangerous challenge.’
‘It is like severe frostbite. It could have gone septic and caused organ failure.’
A mother said her daughter had been left permanently scarred by her salt and ice challenge burns.
A spokesman said: ‘It’s important for schools keep a close eye on all emerging trends and we welcome the police’s warning to head teachers.
DON’T BE STUPID!