Category: 2010’s Trends

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Fire challenge (2010’s)

The aftermath is posted to social media sites and firefighters, police officers, and media sources have spoken out against the dare game which has become to be known as the Fire Challenge. In a Fire Challenge, flammable liquids are applied to the person’s body, typically while standing in a shower, then set aflame while being video recorded. When the pain becomes unbearable, the participant then quickly douses the flame before any severe damage can be done to the person’s body.

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Planking (2010’s)

Planking is an activity where the person lies on the ground or across an object, arms straight at their side with palms flat and facing inward, toes pointed, and body as stiff as a wooden board and facing downward. It is typically done in a funny or unusual place to create a unique photograph of the planking. A picture is taken and posted online.

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Sniffing Bath Salts or MDPV Drug (2010’s)

It is sold to children and teenagers labeled as bath salts, fertilizer, or insect repellent under names like Ivory Wave, White Lightning, Red Dove, Vanilla Sky, Cloud 9, or Blue Silk. The label says “not for human consumption” but it is intended to be snorted, swallowed, smoked, or injected. As of 2011, the DEA does not regulate them. Its effects are comparable to methamphetamines or cocaine. And it’s been directly implicated in the deaths of several teenagers.

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