Just in Time for the Holidays This Dangerous Challenge Returns to Iowa
There's a lot of silly, fun and innocent Tik Tok (or simply viral) challenges out there. There's also a number of dangerous and downright stupid ones. Since it's the holidays, it's time for one such "themed" challenge to return it appears. And parents, there's a good chance to have the simple kitchen-based product needed to execute this challenge, so be warned.
Be warned: the Nutmeg Challenge
At the risk of sounding lame, let me just say I love nutmeg. It's a great Christmas-ee ingredient. Good on eggnog or a latte, it's a very winter-oriented spice. But drinking it plain? Or worse yet, drinking a whole bottle plain (mixed into water)? Oooh, that sounds rough. And gross. Oh, and very dangerous.
The website Parentology covered a dangerous trend called the "Benadryl challenge" where, mostly teens, were popping excessive amounts of Benadryl to get high. As a result, many got very sick after taking about a dozen pills. this challenge is very similar, except replace Benadryl with nutmeg and replace pills with powder. The results can include hallucinations, or dizziness, and nausea.
@ryanlikesfrogs_nutmeg hallucinating thing. It’s not that bad but it’s definitely not good #fyp i’ll update in a couple hours if i start hearing color♬ Funky Town - The Dance Queen Group
Worse yet, it could, in an extreme case, kill you. There's some serious effect this challenge could have on the human brain. This video shows what is certainly a detailed look at what could happen, but fascinating too.
So if your kids express interest in nutmeg, it could be because they're into putting a dash on their coffee, or it could be far more dangerous.
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