Thursday, August 7, 2014

OC Kid Sets Himself Ablaze for "Fire Challenge"

The fire challenge: douse yourself in something flammable, set
yourself on fire, then try to put it out. Wonder how it ends...
(image via TheNewsNerd)
Yes, this is real: as part of a social media trend known as the "fire challenge," teenagers have been setting themselves on fire and uploading the video to Facebook and YouTube.

Taking the fire challenge involves pouring some kind of accelerant on yourself, setting yourself on fire, and then trying to put the fire out before it seriously injures you. Fun, right?

So far it's happened in Kentucky, Texas, New York, and now, Orange County.

In Santa Ana, a 16-year-old boy thought it would be...funny? Cool? Impressive? If he doused his chest in NAIL POLISH REMOVER and lit himself on fire. For reals. This is not made up.

The kid suffered first and second degree burns on his face, neck and hips, but fortunately, his injuries are not life-threatening.

Others have not been so lucky, the 15 year-old boy in New York died as a result of his wounds. As a result of this stupidity, Facebook is deleting all videos that show the fire challenge.

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