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Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Cinnamon Challenge

I saw a story on the news a few nights ago about some kids needing to be sent from school to the hospital because they partook in the "cinnamon challenge".

Haven't heard of it?

Then I guess your kids are smarter than mine.

The "challenge" is to try to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon without any liquids.  Usually it results in a bunch of coughing and sputtering and the feeling that you never want to look at another cinnamon roll again so long as you live.

Or so they tell me.

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So anyway, some grade school kids brought some cinnamon in to school and tried it at lunch and it apparently did not go well.

And the news report featured some "man on the street" interviews on the topic.

Folks were outraged....

"They should provide more supervision in the lunchroom!"

"It comes down to the parents.  They should know what their kids are doing and be able to prevent this kind of thing!"

Good thing they didn't interview me.  I would have said,

"Kids are stupid!"

End of story.


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  1. Your attitude is why YOUR kids will grow up to be well-adjusted adults :-)

  2. It's impossible to supervise so closely to keep stupid things like that from happening.

  3. This has been going on for a while now, and I'm pretty sure there have been a few deaths as a result. The problem is that they put it in their mouth, and if they don't immediately cough and spit it out, their saliva turns it into a blob they CAN'T cough up, and it's too slow to dissolve, so they choke/asphyxiate. Not pretty!



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