Haecheol Jang |Staff Writer|
Nowadays, there are many challenges in the internet world. Many people try this for enjoyment, attention, good deeds or just to copy other people.
The Ice Bucket Challenge was popular about two years ago.
Many stars and people joined this campaign to help amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients.
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord, according to ALS Association.
The participants of the challenge should choose to get an ice bucket attack or to donate $100 for ALS patients.
After the challenge is finished, the participants challenge other people to complete the challenge or donate.
The challenge made people pay attention to the disease and as a result many patients got help from other people.
Some challenges like the Ice Bucket Challenge are great social campaigns; however, many challenges are really dangerous.
Most of these participants are not aware of the dangers of challenges, and as a result, they are caused great bodily harm.
Last week, a teenage boy in Washington was severely injured because of the duct tape challenge.
The duct tape challenge is to bind someone’s body by duct tape and see if they can escape.
As the boy was trying to escape the duct tape, he fell and crushed his head onto concrete, according to Today’s Parents.
While some people treat this challenge as a joke to get YouTube views, this challenge promotes dangerous behaviour.
There are almost 885,000 clips on YouTube under the “dangerous challenges” tag.
The cinnamon challenge is to swallow a spoon of cinnamon powder without drinking anything for 60 seconds.
There are no specific reasons and purposes; it is just a challenge.Though it can be entertaining to watch other people swallow cinnamon powder it has resulted with hospitalized participants.
One participant was hospitalized due to a collapsed lung and pneumonia, according to Uniform Stories.
Another famous challenge is the chubby bunny challenge. The aim of the challenge is to stuff one’s mouth with as many marshmallows as possible.
After placing a marshmallow in their mouth, the person should say “Chubby Bunny.”
If the person clears it, they repeat the whole procedure until they cannot say the words.
This challenge also has no purpose and it is just competition to other people.
This is risky because people can choke, especially kids.
A 12-year-old girl choked to death playing this game.
The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge is the most harmful challenge.
People stick their lips into a cylinder object and suck hard, creating suction and inflammation of the lips.
The result of this is very thick, huge lips.
In many clips, people’s lips are ugly and far too big, resulting with blood vessels bursting.
Every person has desire to copy other funny behaviors and follow trends, even if they are deemed dangerous
Curiosity, bravery and passion are not bad.
Challenges like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge are helpful social campaigns, but challenges which have no specific purpose and serve no good intention are not good to watch or copy.
Challenge is an important thing, but your health is more important than any challenge.