Viral videos of the trending #CrateChallenge. What exactly is the #CrateChallenge and why are people risking their lives for a few seconds of fame?
First it was the #IceBucketChallenge that saw hordes of people allowing other people to dunk buckets of ice-cold water over them, now a whole new very dangerous fad is sweeping the internet.
SMH, cue the #CrateChallenge. It’s like you can throw in a hashtag and include the word “challenge” and you’re an internet sensation.
Log onto Tik Tok or any social media platform and you’re bound to find a video of someone climbing up onto a pyramid-styled stack of crates. Some are even going as far as climbing up the stacks of crates in heels.
A US-based medical expert has warned of the dangers of the challenge. Dr Shawn Anthony, an orthopedic surgeon at Mount Sinai in New York said people could hurt themselves.
“Injuries can include broken wrists, shoulder dislocations, ACL and meniscus tears, as well as life-threatening conditions like spinal cord injuries,” he warned. Check some of the videos we have gathered below:
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