Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cinnamon Challenge?!

Its been going around for over a year for now and you've probably heard about it. If you have and wondered about it at all here's the info.

What is the Cinnamon Challenge?
Urban says:

A prank in which one person dares another to swallow, without the aid of water, a spoonful of ground cinnamon within sixty seconds. The spice dries the challenge taker's mouth and is almost impossible to swallow. Some accidentally inhale the cinnamon which causes temporary but severe chest pain, much to the amusement of the challenger.

Challengers use prize money as persuasion.
"Dude, come here!"
"Ever heard of the Cinnamon Challenge?"
"No, what is it?"
"See if you can swallow this spoonful of cinnamon in under a minute."
"Because I'll give you five dollars if you can do it."
(ten seconds later)
"Ahuuuuuuuh! Ahouhou! Ugh that's awful!"

12 Cinnamon Challenge Videos
Late Night with Jimmy

The truth: Wiki says The Cinnamon Challenge...
Cinnamon is the subject of an internet meme, The Cinnamon Challenge, in which one attempts to eat a tablespoon of cinnamon without inhaling the cinnamon or vomiting. Despite thousands of video-documented attempts, few seem able to succeed. One notable challenger was the host of the television show Tosh.0, who failed. Most don't seem to realize that, even if breathing through their nose, they usually inhale the cinnamon dust, resulting in a very painful and probably dangerous experience. It takes a great deal of liquid to saturate a tablespoon of powder. This dust is easily carried in any air that is shared between the mouth and throat. Often the challengers then panic and gasp for air through their mouth, inhaling a large amount of cinnamon.

It can kill you.

Don't try this at home people!

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