Top 6 Most Dangerous Games Kids should avoid
Every growing child will at least once experience some bad injury because of some silly game. But that’s how kids are growing – they play sports, they get hurt, they heal. But there are certain games that every parent should be informed about. Some games are everything but a game. They are not naïve and almost always would end up in tears. The following are some really dangerous games and parents should pay good attention.
#1. Choking Game
This is a deadly “game”, no jokes. It involves cutting off the oxygen supply to the brain through strangulation for a brief high. Some teenagers have done this using their hands or a noose either alone or in groups. The real danger with this is actually getting it right the first time. Now your impression is, ‘I’m smarter than those people who killed themselves. There was a study that analyzed 82 probable Choking Game deaths nationwide over a period of 12 years. The study found that the average age of kids who died was 13, and those who died ranged in age from 6 to 19. Nearly all of them (96%) were playing the game alone when they died, even if they’d first played it with a group of friends. It’s never too late to tell your kids that this is a stupid game and that they can’t always control their breath.
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#2. Car “Surfing”
Michael J. Fox’s character danced atop the roof of a moving vehicle while the Beach Boys’ “Surfin’ USA” back in the 1985 movie Teen Wolf. Many teenage movies actually were promoting this sort of game through the years. Over 99 cases of injuries and deaths from car surfing that were reported in U.S. newspapers over an 18-year period. The ones (mostly boys) who survived the fall, had terrible injuries and some of them remained invalids for life.
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#3. Chubby Bunny
This is a newer game, where a person has to shove as many full-sized marshmallows into his or her mouth, as possible and then say the words “chubby bunny” to an audience. It may not be lethal but for sure it can end up in terrible choking.
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#4. Mumblety Peg
Usually the bad boys in the movies are seen how are playing this sort of a game – they put their palm on the table and then stab with a knife between their fingers. Kids can be curious to see if they are able to do this. Many terrible cuts and even broken bones were the results from “playing” it. You can either hide the sharp knives or explain to your kids that they can end up with stitches or in worst cases without a finger.
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#5. Gallon Challenge
This “game” became popular during the showing of the MTV show Jackass. The “rules” say that the person who plays it should drink an entire gallon of milk. Anything less than whole milk is usually considered cheating and breaking the rules. What’s even scarier, the person who drinks it should not vomit the milk for an hour. Of course, getting sick is inevitable because the stomach is not able to endure so much liquid, especially not milk. This game won’t cause any long term problems, but the ones who “play” it for sure will have stomach problems like vomiting or diarrhea for a day or two.
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#6. Ice and Salt Challenge
This game is to prove that one can withstand pain. Usually practiced by middle school and high school kids, this game named “ice and salt challenge” is far more serious than it appears to be. It involves wetting an area of skin, covering it with table salt, and applying pressure with an ice cube. Usually, water freezes at 0 Celsius degrees, but adding salt causes the freezing point to drop to as low as -17 Celsius degrees. Applying ice cube over the salted skin causes terrible pain but the kids who are doing this are enduring it in order to prove that they are cool and are not afraid to take the challenge. And depending how long competitors resist the urge to remove the ice, they could face blistering, first- or second-degree burns, or even frostbite. Parents should warn their kids that frostbites (if are caused on larger area) are usually removed with a surgery cut off.
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