Milk, marshmallows, and cinnamon. These foods sound harmless but the reality is that many children (and their parents) have found themselves in the emergency room after consuming these items.
#5 – Cinnamon Challenge
Kids eat a teaspoon of cinnamon without drinking any water. The cinnamon can coat and dry out the mouth and throat. The body will respond by coughing, gagging, vomiting, and inhaling even more cinnamon. Children have developed pneumonia, a collapsed lung or even death.
#4 – Chubby Bunny
This challenge has been around for a long time. Chubby Bunny is a contest in which the winner is whoever can shove the most marshmallows in their mouth while still being able to say “Chubby Bunny”. However, kids have choked on the marshmallows after getting it stuck in their throat.
#3 – Milk Challenge
In this challenge, children try to chug a gallon of milk as fast as they can. First, chugging a gallon of anything, including water, is dangerous. It throws off the circulatory system, electrolytes and causes cells to swell. Although people blame the lactose and calcium in milk with upsetting the body’s system, the main reason is believed the size of the stomach. The average human’s stomach is designed to hold only about a ½ gallon. Beyond that, the stomach’s stretch receptors are triggered, and emergency-overload vomiting is induced.
#2 – Roulette Doritos
One out of every six chips are extremely spicy. In fact, about 10 times spicier than a jalapeno pepper. The problem is that all the chips look the same. One child in the UK died after it triggered an asthma attack.
#1 – Carolina Reaper
The “Carolina Reaper” is considered to be one of the hottest chili peppers in the world. It is 200 times spicier than the jalapeno pepper. The pepper can cause “thunderclap” headaches. These headaches are intense and result in the narrowing of major arteries. On a lesser, but still, serious, lead to severe heartburn and vomiting.