Do Not Try! After #KikiChallenge, 'Dragon's breath' is the dangerous trend going viral
New York: Even the police, globally, are still warning against the deadly #KiKiChallenge, another dangerous challenge namely ‘Dragon’s breath’ is taking rounds on internet.
The trend involves eating candies dipped in a liquid nitrogen which creates serious health issues. Youngsters are fascinated with this challenge as it releases smoke from nose and mouth like a dragon.
Many videos performing the Dragon’s breath are shared widely on social media apps like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.
Health departments have issued the warning against the trend as it could melt mouth, esophagus and stomach.
The Suffolk County health department, however, warned in a statement, “Ingestion of liquid nitrogen can cause severe damage to the mouth, esophagus, and stomach.
“Dragon’s Breath is a food novelty made by freezing cereal puffs in liquid nitrogen. The frozen cereal is then served in a cup and eaten using a skewer or similar utensil. Liquid nitrogen can cause damage to a person’s skin and internal organs and, if inhaled, it can cause asphyxiation (lack of oxygen).”
It is to be mentioned that, a young boy from Florida has been admitted in the hospital after he ate the candies dipped in the liquid nitrogen. Her mother took to Facebook and uploaded a post warning about the consequences of Dragon’s Breath.