These Popular Games Should Be Banned Immediately Owing to Their Dangerous Fatal Nature
We all know that indulging in physical exercises, games and sports are necessary for good mental and physical health. But do you know that some games are not necessarily the healthiest ways of getting that blood pounding in your veins? Let us take a look at some rather dangerous games, playing which can even lead to you losing your life.
- Choking games– This is also known as fainting game and such “games “are played by attempting to strangulate a person using your hands or a noose. This will lead to a choking effect, which may lead to a high feeling of syncope and euphoria. There are two ways this state of mind can be achieved: either through strangulation or self induced. The danger is that unwitting and reckless teenagers can easily throttle or strangle each other to death, in the excitement of the game. Data have shown that children who died as a result of participating in this game were between the age of 6-19.
Reasons why children get involved in this game include being pressurised by peers, as part of initiation rites into some group or gang, out of self curiosity and as a means of inducing some kind of intoxication in themselves, i.e. to get high without taking drugs.
- Cinnamon Challenge– Another game played by thoughtless youngsters which can lead to possible suffocation and hospitalisation is the cinnamon challenge. Recently , doctors have advised against it after the so called prank act was depicted in a youtube ad, which went viral and lead to increased calls to hospitals. The person has to try and swallow a spoonful of cinnamon powder without taking a sip of water in sixty seconds.