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This new stupid and deadly challenge causes the death of a young American

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May18,2024

We can't repeat it enough, challenges born on social networks are rarely intelligent… Sometimes, they are even idiotic, even downright deadly! A teenager has justdied after having taken care of himself. one of those challenges involving too much pepper. We explain.

This new stupid and deadly challenge causes death of a young American

the “One Chip Challenge”, a deadly challenge

After “boat jumping”, the deadly challenge against which the authorities fought last year, it is now the turn of another challenge to worry Internet users. Very popular on social networks, the “One Chip Challenge” caused a lot of controversy. his first victim, a 14-year-old American teenager from Massachusetts. The young man died on September 1, 2023, after having eaten an extremely spicy crisp. According to an autopsy report consulted Thursday by AFP, Harris Wolobah suffered a “cardioventilatory arrest of &àgrave; the ingestion of a food substance high concentration of capsacin[an active component of chili pepper which causes a burning sensation]”. The young man suffered from cardiovascular pathologies, which could have contributed to the his death when he ingested a chip containing Carolina Reaper pepper, the hottest in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records.

One ​​chip challenge no water pic.twitter.com/goF98OwUyC

May 14, 2024

The company who manufactured this crisp, sold in individual bags decorated with a coffin with a skull, withdrew it from the market. after the death of Harris Wolobah. The press, in California and Minnesota, cites other cases of adolescents falling ill, or even hospitalized, after consuming alcohol. this product as part of the “One Chip Challenge”, that is to say without drinking water for as long as possible. A very bad idea which proves the influence sometimes disastrous effect of social networks on young people, as with the concept of “the scar” on TikTok, which worried health professionals. And you, what do you think of these consequences? Are you so popular?

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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