You Need to Know the Dangers of The Cinnamon Challenge

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Are you aware of the dangers of the game called The Cinnamon Challenge? Tara Haelle from Double X Science explains all about it in Don't Take the Cinnamon Challenge. The Cinnamon Challenge is a dare-taking game played mostly by teens, and as Tara explains,

What these dare-takers may not realize, however, is that the Cinnamon Challenge is not some harmless prank. It can have real medical consequences. The Pediatrics authors note that poison control centers in the US took 51 calls related to the challenge in 2011, which more than tripled to 178 in just the first half of 2012. Thirty of these calls required medical attention, including two with “potentially toxic” levels of exposure to the cinnamon.

cinnamon Quills
Cinnamon Quills by Steenbergs via Flickr

Read the full story at Don't Take the Cinnamon Challenge.

Virginia DeBolt, BlogHer Section Editor for Tech
virginia.debolt@blogher.com
Virginia blogs at Web Teacher and First 50 Words.

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