Doctors say the so-called “Cinnamon Challenge” can be extremely hazardous to your health.
Thousands of people have posted videos to YouTube of themselves or friends taking the “challenge,” which involves attempting to eat a mouthful of cinnamon.
More often than not, they end up coughing up and spitting out the spice.
According to AnnArbor.com, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Regional Poison Control Center in Detroit reported four cases of children needing medical attention after participating in the “cinnamon challenge” last month.
“Dr. Cynthia Aaron, director of the regional center, said there have been two instances in Wayne County, one in Oakland County and one in Washtenaw County. Two of the children were treated at home and two were treated in hospitals,” the online news site reported.
Most-Viewed YouTube Videos of the “Cinnamon Challenge” (WARNING: Language)
The Cinnamon Challenge is a popular dare game that involves attempting to swallow a tablespoon of cinnamon without vomiting or inhaling the powder. Since the early 2000s, the game has become well known for its extreme difficulty and thousands of videos with people attempting the challenge have been uploaded onto YouTube.