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Old 05-19-2018, 12:30 PM
 
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Sure, nothing new about it. But young folks weren't around fifty years ago, right? That's why news programs always explain what they've been talking about endlessly as though it were its first mention. Some listeners might have been out of the country.

Or they have nothing new to say but hours of airtime to say it in.
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Old 05-19-2018, 02:35 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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Where do people come up with this stuff, and more importantly, what makes people actually do these things?

Maybe the same people who invented the "Tide Pod" challenge?
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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The fainting or choking game is nothing new. I remember hearing waves of stories about it a while ago now.

I really don't get how some kids make it through childhood without ever doing anything like this, while others don't (and I don't even mean "make it through" as in surviving, just even doing it at all - I NEVER did anything like this). Is it down to parenting, the kid's personality? Both? Other factors? I know I've always been a very cautious and analytical person, even as a kid, and genuinely never did anything that comes even remotely close to this stupidity. But I do know that not everyone is like me. I also had/have great parents - which I also know not everyone has.

It's very sad when something like this happens but it's totally preventable.
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Old 05-20-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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This is actually a very old game. It was happening when I was in middle school around 2003
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Old 05-21-2018, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Gee, I sure am glad I missed out on this fun "game" growing up.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:31 AM
 
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Maybe the same people who invented the "Tide Pod" challenge?
That was not nearly as big as people think. FB and social media totally blew this out of proportion, according to various FB memes, one would think many young people were taking part in this, but in reality, it was a few kids in one particular area.
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