Mankind has hit the Tok bottom.
Created in 2016 as a portal for short, humorous clips, TikTok has recently become synonymous with something far more sinister: viral internet challenges.
Pull up the video sharing app, and you’ll inevitably see opportunistic bozos risking their reputations and even bodies on the social media camera, as if Snapchat was created by the “Jackass” guys.
In the most infamous stunt recently, a female TikTokker wound up in the hospital after trying to style her hair with gorilla glue.
Unfortunately, the app’s eye-searching algorithm makes it extremely difficult for these often damaging trends to be nipped in the bud before they metastasize over the internet.
To help readers know what to avoid, we have compiled a list of challenges so ridiculous that we may want to reconsider a TikTok ban.
. Gorilla Lim Girl
This may not be a challenge in itself. However, Louisiana’s Tessica Brown undoubtedly cemented her place on TikTok stupidity’s Mount Rushmore after erasing her hair with Gorilla Glue and having to have it surgically repaired during a four-hour procedure.
Unfortunately, this warning story may not last as Brown’s self-adhesive accidentally landed her $ 20,000 dollars in donations, hundreds of free hair products and even a full-time agent – not to mention an unfortunate imitator.
2. DIY vampire fangs
Speaking of Super Glue failures, holidaymakers went viral during Halloween after gluing vampire teeth to their teeth. The shrink-worthy clips – which, using the hashtag #VampireFangs, garnered over 9 million views – depicted various bozos struggling to remove faux chompers after attaching them to their front teeth using Super Glue, nail glue and other glue.
Go figure: Dentists advised against this procedure, citing the fact that nail glue “is toxic and will not loosen.”
3. Dental filing
In the realm of toothless TikTok challenges, DIY vampire teeth turn pale compared to these amateur cosmetologists who remodel their chompers with nail files.
For the uninitiated, the challenge involved various knuckleheads trying to fix their uneven smiles by using a nail file to polish their snack slices down to size. It was basically the negotiation container equivalent of an enamel plastic – a transformation procedure that involved the removal of enamel that one would receive from a cosmetic dentist.
However, unlike the latter, these freelance molar makeovers triggered a scream from the dental community.
“You do irreparable damage and destruction to your teeth,” said Dr. Chad Evans, co-founder of Texas-based Smile Magic Family Dental.
4. Facial wax challenge
Full face waxing is the hot, new beauty fashion with procedures that collectively collect millions of views on TikTok.
The procedure, demonstrated here by the Kapsalon Freedom barbershop in the Netherlands, involves throwing the patient’s face – including the eyes – with gloopy green wax as if casting a mold for the horror film “House of Wax”. They even have wax-deep Q-tips stuck in the nose to pull out irritating nose hair. When you’re done, the rogue beautician peels the beauty tube off your facial face in one piece like a slasher villain mask.
Dermatologists call the process traumatic “for the skin, especially sensitive areas such as those around the eyes.”
5. Erection cream tap filler
TikTok beauticians redefined maintaining a stiff upper lip after trying to fill pouts with erection cream on the camera. While an influencer succeeds in fluffing the flaps of the life raft, he had to stop the stunt early due to the burning sensation.
Meanwhile, doctors said the hack was “completely ridiculous and could be extremely dangerous,” adding that the “temporary” procedure could lead to side effects, including soreness, swelling and blisters, as well as fluctuations in blood pressure and “possible heart problems.”
6. Corn cob challenge
As part of a series of viral life hacks, enterprising TikTokkers tried to accelerate their corn consumption by eating a flask attached to a spinner. This Loony Toons-inducing feat gained international attention after rapper Jason Derulo chipped a tooth while performing the stunt.
However, Anaconda’s cracked core did not stop him from trying to inhale 22 burgers a month later to celebrate reaching 22 million TikTok followers.
7. Grain challenge
This only seems ugly from the beginning, but it can also have a potentially dangerous end result. In this will, a person pours milk and cereals into the open mouth of a lying person and then eats breakfast from the human “bowl”. Needless to say, things can get super, very messy, not to mention becoming a choking hazard for the volunteer vessel.
TikTok provides a comprehensive list of “Community Guidelines” that state that the company does not allow “content that is too gruesome or shocking, especially that promotes or glorifies violent suffering or violence.” It also outlines “risky activities or other dangerous conduct” that is not permitted, including activity that “encourages, promotes or glorifies such conduct, including amateur stunts or dangerous challenges.”
8. Skull breaker challenge
The title says it all.
This viral man – allegedly originating in Venezuela as a “rompcráneos” or “skull wrestler” – depicts three friends (we use the term loosely) jumping side by side while the booking buds kick the middle guy’s feet out from under him. The action sends the person crashing to the ground, landing on his back and hitting his head in the process.
Not only has the alarming trend led to injuries in Miami, New Jersey and Arizona, but police in Daytona Beach, Florida, have charged two high school youths with misdemeanor battery and cyberbullying following an incident there. In addition, two students in Mexico made their own version of the “skull switch”, but allegedly used a sweater instead of their feet to get a girl to make a face plant.
Doctors have not surprisingly condemned the procedure for its potential to cause “serious and life-threatening injuries,” ranging from “skull fractures to paralysis and death.”
9. Penny Challenge
This shocking style involves pushing a penny behind a partially connected phone charger, as seen in several viral videos circulating on YouTube and TikTok.
While the joke may seem harmless, the coin can hit the metal tips and cause “sparks, damage to the electrical system and in some cases fire,” Massachusetts Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey warned in a statement released last year.
Example: Marshal obtained a picture of a scorched outlet in Holden, allegedly caused by viral prank. In another incident, a student at Plymouth North High School allegedly started a fire after performing the challenge in what Plymouth Schools Superintendent Dr. Gary Maestas called an “irresponsible act. Fortunately, no one was injured – but the random arsonist was charged with the offense.” .
10. Benadryl Challenge
This inflammatory challenge, which involves taking enough Benadryl to hallucinate and post the footage on the video-sharing platform, resulted in the death of a 15-year-old girl in Oklahoma last year.
This, along with several other near-fatal incidents, prompted pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and the FDA to issue PSAs warning teenagers not to abuse antihistamines.
The latter warned: “Taking higher doses than recommended by the usual OTC allergy drug diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can lead to serious heart problems, seizures, coma or even death.”
11. ‘Cha-Cha Slide’ challenge
This ridiculous TikTok trend involved teenage drivers swinging all the way like crazy in time with the stunt’s namesake dance song, first released 20 years ago by DJ Casper, a ka Mr. C The Slide Man.
Despite the obvious risk, the trend has taken TikTok by storm, and reportedly caused several near misses of the participants. “The car almost turned around,” is the caption to a video of a TikTokker performing the stunt with friends.
TikTok warns viewers on several clips that “the action in this video could result in serious injury.”
12. Pee your pants challenge
Nothing to ward off coronavirus fatigue like a viral video leak, right? At least it thought of a boring livestreamer when he followed nature’s call on camera, and inspired many other lonely TikTokkers to follow as a Pied Pee-per.
The #Peeyourpantschallenge hashtag currently quickly reached 3.9 million views on TikTok, in addition to a lot of criticism from appalling commentators.
“People seriously need to get back to work soon. . . everyone has gone crazy, sputtered one.
13. The Poop Challenge
In an even sicker stunt, these parents smeared excrement on offspring and filmed the horrible reactions. “WTF” seemed to be the overwhelming response.
14. Challenge against verbal abuse
These mothers and fathers took on their children figuratively by calling them a “mistake” and in some cases mentioning the word “abort.”
15. Flash mob
These mothers offered the lockdown in a captivating way by exposing their breasts to their babies and recording their tempted reactions.
Called #DropEmOutChallenge, these jokester moms are posting the videos of Wheeler Walker Jr.’s song “Drop ‘Em Out” playing in the background. The country tune lyrics are particularly well suited for this game.
“Let them out, let me see them ti – ies,” goes the 2015 country song. “Let’s take a look at the tig ol ‘bitties.”
Apparently behind the camera, the mothers carried everything to their hungry, breastfed babies and filmed the happy expressions.
16. The “Dipping” Challenge
Sauciness takes a turn for the worst courtesy of this salty social media swag.
After months of being bored in the house due to the pandemic, in June, men voluntarily threw their garbage in small containers of soy sauce in hopes of tasting the tasty Asian spice – commonly used to enhance the taste of sushi – on the tongue. .
And it wok’d!
The tasty testicular trend originated from a new study from 2013 which found that mice can determine taste through the testicles.
When the challenge hit digital timelines, the guys everywhere packed flies and used their treats as juicy napkins in the name of science.
17. The Blackout Challenge
Also known as the “passout challenge” and “the fainting game”, participants took part in the deadly, albeit popular black-out challenge to suffocate until they went out for several seconds.
A 10-year-old girl in Italy tied a belt around her neck and accidentally suffocated in January. She was taken to a hospital in Palermo where doctors eventually pronounced her brain dead.
TikTok encouraged users to flag all account holders participating in the dangerous trend.
18. “The Coronavirus Challenge”
Dirt has your tongue ??
Ava Louise, a regular attention seeker on Dr. Phil, took her to the skies in March when she went viral to lick airplane toilet seats.
Insensitive dubbing of her disgusting digital demonstration as the “coronavirus challenge”, Louise, 22, captured cyberspace hell for her tone-deafening pranks.
19. The Silhouette Challenge
Seduction on the small screen hit hard after perverts found a way to bring a cheeky trend to a scary end.
Originally, hotties took to TikTok to show off their amazing bodies behind a red filter that covered their private parts. But geeky freaks found a way to remove the filter and get an eye on the woman’s impossible things.
PSAs warning cheerful ladies about pervy privacy breaches went viral. And naturally, the sexy challenge slipped into the shadows.