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” is a rallying cry of adolescents everywhere, with the parental retort being, "Well, if everyone jumped off a cliff, would you, too? An increasing number of youths take copycat risks, egged on by You Tube and social media.And, alas, kids have come a long way from the 50s and 60s, when they crammed themselves into phone booths or VW “Bugs” (both of which are in short supply these days).They plant the seed in teens’ minds: Journal survey, and 53.5 percent of boys — versus 42.8 percent of girls — succumbed to the impulse. Millstein, MD, reported that greater attention should be paid to this younger group and their health-risk behaviors.That such actions occur mostly between the ages of 11 to 22 is no surprise to researchers — or parents.The Dare: Drink as much alcohol as you can, as quickly as you can. Five or more drinks within two hours is a binge for those 18 and up.But that drops to three drinks for children ages 9 to 13 and girls ages 14 to 17, and four drinks for boys ages 14 or 15.“Had Evel Knievel not been glorified by the news media, the bicycle accidents reported … As with You Tube, repercussions, punishment and injuries were not shown, but the kids (ages 11 to 15) who attempted to recreate Knievel’s feats of jumping over lines of cars on a bike broke bones, lost teeth and ended up in emergency rooms.
At first glance, it’s hard to imagine why scarfing cinnamon or gulping gallons of water could harm you.
Fanning the flames are more than 50,000 You Tube videos that depict others — even Illinois governor Pat Quinn — attempting the cinnamon challenge, reports a recent study also in Injuries and hospitalizations keep pace.
Calls made to the American Association of Poison Control Centers for the cinnamon challenge rose from 51 in 2011 to 222 in 2012. “Children will learn from and imitate aggressive models seen on film,” reported Joel Daven, MD, who authored the 1976 study, “The Consequences of Imitative Behavior in Children: The Evel Knievel Syndrome.” “While there is little question that thrill-seeking daredevils have been a part of our society since the earliest times, never in the history of man have the activities of these ‘heroes’ been so promptly and realistically reported for viewing by the children of the nation.
The Damage: When alcohol reaches toxic levels, the person can become unconscious, yet vomit, which can enter lungs, causing pneumonia or breathing cessation, which can be fatal.
Also, impaired judgment may lead to driving after drinking — and tragic, life-changing injuries or death.Here are some suggestions: The Dare: Swallow a spoonful of cinnamon within a minute — and without a liquid chaser.