There is so many things that our kids get into these days simply because they don’t have the ability to go outside and get oxygen to their growing brains without someone trying to abduct them. They are bored and jaded by the experience of life. Cee-Lo Green has a song called “You Don’t Shock Me Anymore”. The chorus says: “Now all the rock stars are regular people,and being alive is becoming a bore.’Cause nothing, absolutely nothing, is shocking anymore.” Every single time I write a story, I think of that line…and this story is no different. People thinking it’s cool or somehow adventurous to swallow cinnamon…WHAT?!
There are videos on YouTube that have gone viral of a bunch of dummies taking a spoon full of cinnamon and swallowing it without water in 60 seconds. It sounds like a good idea, right? Harmless, right? C’MON SON! This is the stupidest waste of time yet! And it’s a dangerous waste of time. Doctors are treating these fools with severe lung injuries because of this challenge. The people that have been on YouTube doing the challenge even include ILLINOIS GOVERNOR PAT QUINN and two NBA stars, during the lockout, Nick Young and JaVale McGee. Again! Bored!
The strangest part about the challenge is there is a disclaimer on the site cinammonchallenge.com that reads:
“DO NOT ATTEMPT THE CINNAMON CHALLENGE WITHOUT TALKING WITH A DOCTOR. OBVIOUSLY THEY ARE GOING TO TELL YOU NOT TO DO IT. THE CINNAMON CHALLENGE CAN BE DANGEROUS AND SHOULDN’T BE TAKEN LIGHTLY. YOU NEVER WANT TO PURPOSELY OR MISTAKINGLY INHALE ANY SUBSTANCES SUCH AS CINNAMON. IT’S GOING TO BURN, YOU ARE GOING TO COUGH, AND REGRET YOU TRIED…SO WATCH MOVIES OF PEOPLE ALREADY FEELING THE PAIN.”