Apparently this is an old prank that has gone viral on youtube. It’s called the cinnamon challenge. Where a person takes a spoonful of ground cinnamon and tries to swallow it without water. It is gaining popularity on youtube for people to try and post the video of them trying it on youtube for the amount of hits it gets. It seems harmless at first but these young people are not using their brains to research to see if there are dangerous affects on the body from indulging in the prank. Doctors are saying it can have very dangerous results on the lungs to the point of causing the lungs to collapse. There is just not enough saliva produced to dissolve the amount of cinnamon ingested. One girl named Deezia in the video at the link below was hospitalized because she couldn’t breath at all after doing it 3 times. She spent 4 days in the hospital. Her father says she was in and out of consciousness and was having a very difficult time breathing. A month later she is still under treatment using an inhaler for indulging in what seemed on the surface as harmless. She nearly died from participating in such a prank. It’s not funny or harmless. Parents need to spend time teaching their children how to make wise decisions and avoid foolishness.
Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
Proverbs 29: 15The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.
Proverbs 19:26He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
Children and teens need to stop being persuaded by peer pressure and have the guts and boldness to say ‘No’ to their friends.
Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.