Let’s talk Tiktok for real… why??
Last week’s viral “Center of Gravity” challenge on TikTok is just the latest in a long line of crazy and sometimes dangerous “competitions” on the social media site. Here are some low-lights…with a serious warning: Please DO NOT try these at home…
⇒ DIY vampire fangs: Last Halloween saw holiday revellers supergluing costume vampire fangs to their teeth, using Suer Glue, nail glue and other adhesives, and, of course, struggling to remove them. Dentists advised against it, pointing out the fact that nail glue “is poisonous and won’t come off.”
⇒ Tooth filing: This challenge involved various knuckleheads attempting to fix their uneven smiles by using a nail file to sand their snack slicers down to size. Dentists didn’t like this one either, noting the “irreparable damage” it could do to teeth.
⇒ Face wax challenge: Covering a “patient’s” face — including their eyes — with gloopy green wax, and even using wax-dipped Q-Tips stuck in their noses to extract pesky nasal hairs. Then the “beautician” peels the beauty batter off the subject’s face in one piece like a slasher villain mask. Yup, the experts say it’s traumatic for the skin…especially around the eyes (and in the nose!).
⇒ Corn cob challenge: Enterprising TikTokkers tried to accelerate their corn consumption by eating a cob affixed to a spinning drill bit. Then rapper Jason Derulo chipped a tooth while performing the “challenge”.
⇒ Cereal challenge: Where a person pours milk and cereal into the open mouth of a person lying down and then eats breakfast from the human “bowl.” Sometimes, things got messy, but it also is a potential choking hazard for the volunteer “bowl”.
⇒ Pee your pants challenge: You got it…one guy did it, and quickly racked up almost 4 million views. Then hundreds of others copied his idea.
I guess the old question of whether your friend told you to jump off a bridge, would you is answered. Yes, the majority definitely would and they’d Tiktok it at the same time!