After the Blue Whale Challenge the online ‘game’ that predated on people and brought them to the verge of committing suicide and a lot of times, even beyond it? It spread a sense of panic and frenzy on social media among many children even in India apparently falling prey to the “challenge”. A similarly fatal frenzy has picked up (again) on social media and you wouldn’t believe that it is, wait for it, the condom snorting challenge.Now teens are taking on an even grosser challenge in pursuit of Internet fame and this one is making stomachs turn, as it is as disgusting as it is dangerous.
The latest challenge involves snorting a condom up one nostril, inhaling, and finally pulling it from the throat out the mouth.
Like other viral fads, this one has been around for years but is just now catching fire on social media, mostly via YouTube.
Health authorities warn that the new “game” poses a real risk and can kill. ‘The condom could easily get stuck in your nose or your throat, blocking your breathing or causing you to choke,’says Dr. Bruce Y. Lee an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Anything that goes up one’s nose “can damage the sensitive inner lining of your nose, cause an allergic reaction, or result in an infection,” wrote Bruce Y. Lee, associate professor of international health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in a column for Forbes.
“The condom could easily get stuck in your nose or your throat, blocking your breathing or causing you to choke,” he added.