New youth fad - setting yourself on fire
Posted Monday, August 4, 2014, at 10:39 AM
I don't get it. Last week I visited with a local family with a beautiful young 11-year-old girl who took the Salt and Ice Challenge on the dare of a friend - not knowing what was going to happen - and suffered second degree burns as a result. Apparently that was a "game" that began among young people a couple of year's ago. Now I learn of a new video phenomenon providing entertainment for our younger generation where someone sets themselves on fire to see how long they can withstand the pain. Then they videotape the idiocy so they can share it with the world on a website. People please. Just a wee bit of common sense. These ridiculous antics are dangerous, harmful and - quite frankly - downright stupid. What's going on in your head that would make you want to entertain the masses by burning yourself for their pleasure. Find something else to do with your time.