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Eight people in Chicago hospitalized with burns after trying ‘Boiling Water Challenge’ during Polar Vortex

Photo by Nicole De Khors from Burst

It seems no matter what the weather, people try to do potentially dangerous things for the sake of social media. This time it’s the “boiling water challenge.” It was inspired by freezing temperatures during the polar vortex, and people started posting themselves trying it during the recent polar vortex.

To partake you need to take a pot of boiling water outside and throw it in an arch shape over your head. If it’s cold enough it’ll turn to snow before it hits you, if not, you’ll get burned. In Chicago at least eight people were admitted to a hospital with burns after they weren’t so lucky.

Daily Mail