Drinking games are supposed to be fun. But certainly not deadly!
A new trend sweeping the world right now called "Neknominate," however, is being blamed for killing five of its participants!
The game, believed to have originated in Australia, challenges people to down a drink while being filmed. Once completed, you can nominate a friend to do the same, only they must try to one-up you and drink something more extreme.
The longer the game goes, the crazier the substances that people ingest. Some videos found online have shown kids drinking cleaning supplies, engine oil, even a dead mouse!
Nope! Uh uh. Count us out!
Several politicians in the UK are calling for Facebook and YouTube to do their part in putting an end to these alcohol antics. But they’re not so quick to ban this sort of behavior!
In a statement, Facebook explained why they have no plans to take down videos that feature Neknominations, saying:
"We do not tolerate content which is directly harmful, for example bullying, but behavior which some people may find offensive or controversial is not always necessarily against our rules. We encourage people to report things to us which they feel breaks our rules so we can review and take action on a case by case basis.”
What do you think ? Should these sorts of stunts be banned from social media sites? Or are those taking part fully aware of the dangers they’re putting themselves in each time they accept the Neknominate challenge?