WARNING: New Midwest Viral Challenge Sending People To The Hospital!

This is not a good idea. Want to avoid a trip to the emergency room? Skip this one.

People in the frozen Midwest are being warned no to do the boiling water challenge.

With temperatures plunging below zero last week, a challenge went viral that features people throwing boiling water in the air and watching it freeze instantly. Hospitals in the region say the challenge is sending people to the emergency room.

A spokeswoman for Chicago's Loyola University Medical Center says eight people who took part in the challenge have been treated at their burn center. Burn victims have also been reported in Minneapolis and Iowa City. Officials say some the victims have been spectators watching the stunt.

Source: CNN

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