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The Cinnamon Challenge Has More Health Repercussions Than Making You Look Stupid

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Have U and your friends tried the cinnamon challenge yet? In case you haven't heard about it yet, it's a craze sweeping America's bored youth which challenges them to swallow the impossible — a spoonful of cinnamon.

People are compelled to upload their attempts online for millions to giggle at, but this seemingly harmless challenge may have some severe health consequences. Two teenagers living the Detroit area wound up in the hospital after playing the game, while the Children's Hospital of Michigan Regional Poison Control Center reported four cases last month.

Not only can people choke, but they can develop pneumonia. Some kids' lungs have even collapsed thanks to the doofy dare. Long term effects of inhaling so much cinnamon include internal inflammation, lung scarring, and reduced lung capacity. So basically, don't even think about trying this if you have asthma!

If you haven't seen kids swallow and almost immediately spit out a cloud of cinnamon while trying to control their gag reflex, then check out the video above. We wanted to give you the best of the best, so we found a video with over 3 million views that touts itself as "The Best Cinnamon Challenge".

The 30,000+ videos are all more or less the same, but that's just our stupid opinion, so we'll let you be the judge of what is best after you're inclined to immediately start watching more of these. Or make one yourself, which we don't encourage.

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