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posted by Joel Kight in Health

The cinnamon challenge

March 9, 2012

I really like to watch this show on Comedy Central called, "Tosh.O." For those of you who have not seen the show, comedian Daniel Tosh plays videos he finds on the internet and makes jokes about them.

A few months back, Tosh decided to do a montage of "hot girls taking the cinnamon challenge." I have to admit I couldn't stop laughing. Tosh.O then challenged his viewers to send in videos of themselves taking the cinnamon challenge.

For those who have not heard of it, the "cinnamon challenge" is where you try to swallow a full tablespoon of powdered cinnamon without getting sick.

This challenge is now making the rounds in high schools and a principal in New Haven was even put on leave after letting kids "take the challenge" in the school's lunchroom.

What's the harm you ask?

According to doctors, it can be very harmful especially if the cinnamon gets into your lungs. 

Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com

From what I understand this is not a new teenage activity but it is getting a lot of media attention right now even though no one has died from it.

Are parents and doctors overreacting or is this a true danger to children?

Can you think of other "challenges" you participated in when you were younger?

Would you attempt to take the "cinnamon challenge"? 

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