If we thought that eating or cooking Tide Pods was a stupid and potentially deadly thing to do, it would appear that ingesting detergent pods is no longer considered trendy. US health officials have announced that the snorting condoms challenge, albeit not a new fad, has taken the place of the detergent challenge and we’re bound to see thrill-seeking kids rushed to the hospital.
What Is the Snorting Condoms Challenge?
Because the world-wide-web never ceases to amaze us, we bring you the next best thing after the Tide pods challenge – inhaling condoms.
If you’re wondering what this new fad is about, then here’s what we know so far. The aim of this challenge is to snort an unwrapped condom, and then you have to your hand inside your mouth and yank it out of your throat. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, we can’t say for certain why some kids would subject themselves to this trial considering that it’s not only outright disgusting but potentially fatal as well since the condom can easily get lodged inside the throat, preventing the patient from breathing.
The best piece of news so far is that no fatalities have been registered since the trend crept up on social media channels.
Although many individuals, especially teachers, are trying their best to teach parents about the dangers of these Internet challenges, this does not seem to dissuade teens to try them out.
Commenting on the latest snorting condom challenge, Stephen Enriquez, a state education specialist, said that whatever we do, teens will always find a way to recreate the things they’ve head or seen on the Internet.
Let’s also keep in mind that not all challenges revolve around bravado, the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS being the perfect example to illustrate the idea.