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'Salt and ice' another dangerous challenge attracting kids
Deseret News ^ | 8.23.2012 | Lois M. Collins

Posted on 08/23/2012 1:22:13 PM PDT by Morgana

A new teen fad called "the salt and ice challenge" is drawing crowds on social networking sites and YouTube. But like other teen "challenges," it has proven to be dangerous. And health-care experts are telling parents to talk to their kids about the risks.

In Pittsburgh, a 12-year-old boy will spend the summer recovering as a result of having a large cross burned into his back by his twin brother and a pal as part of this newest challenge, according to the Post-Gazette. He ended up in the West Penn Burn Center for treatment.

For the challenge, tweens and teens put salt on their skin and then press ice into it to see who can tolerate the pain the longest. The longer the ice is pressed into the salt, the more serious the injury. CBS Pittsburgh noted that when salt comes in contact with ice, the freezing point of the ice is lowered as the salt dissolves. And that's a process that borrows energy from what is close by. In the case of this teen stunt, what is nearby is human flesh, so the energy is pulled from skin and "you get a burn similar to frostbite."

(Excerpt) Read more at deseretnews.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ice; napl; salt

1 posted on 08/23/2012 1:22:16 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Sounds like those idiots who used to rub erasers and make burns on their arms when I was growing up.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 1:24:32 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Morgana

Obviously too much time on their hands.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 1:27:08 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Morgana
For the challenge, tweens and teens put salt on their skin and then press ice into it to see who can tolerate the pain the longest.

Cool!

4 posted on 08/23/2012 1:27:26 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: Mmogamer
Were these the idiots? Beavis and Butthead Pictures, Images and Photos
5 posted on 08/23/2012 1:28:55 PM PDT by Morgana (-----------> Eat at Chick-Fil-A <-----------)
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To: Mmogamer

It’s stupid, not dangerous. Dangerous implies some level of permanent harm, not recoverable harm.

When I first read it, I assumed that salt and water were euphemisms for some drug.


6 posted on 08/23/2012 1:31:24 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

If the leftist freaks weren’t so hell-bent on GIVING everyone FREE health care, this would be one of those free DIY tips for eradicating pre-cancerous skin lesions.


7 posted on 08/23/2012 1:37:44 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Morgana

You just can’t fix stupid.


8 posted on 08/23/2012 1:44:00 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Jonty30

I thought it was a drug too until I read it. Still it appears dangerous. That child looks like he has a third degree burn.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 1:45:22 PM PDT by Morgana (-----------> Eat at Chick-Fil-A <-----------)
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To: humblegunner
"The salt and ice challenge"
~FTA

Cool name too, no funny biz.

Just tried it. Doesn't even hurt.


10 posted on 08/23/2012 1:45:24 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Morgana

Salt brings down the temp of ice to below freezing,I knew that,Duhhhhhhhh


11 posted on 08/23/2012 1:48:49 PM PDT by CGASMIA68 (Those that tell dont know,those that know dont tell)
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To: Morgana

Sounds like they just finished the icepick in the ear challenge.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 1:51:56 PM PDT by Starstruck (Only the wealthy and the poor can afford socialism)
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To: Morgana

I thought it was a margarita drinking contest :-)


13 posted on 08/23/2012 1:54:24 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Morgana

So, teens are doing this. If I do it, will it make me younger? Excuse me while I get salt and ice as I have plenty.


14 posted on 08/23/2012 1:59:14 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Morgana

He’ll recover, which is my point. There was a time when young boys would do stupid things routinely, that took a couple of weeks to recover from, and nobody thought twice about it.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 2:06:30 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Morgana

Sounds like a version of sticking your tongue on to a flagpole when it’s -30 F out. Muy stupido.


16 posted on 08/23/2012 2:10:51 PM PDT by Noumenon (Obama 2012: Zimbabwe without the airfare)
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To: I see my hands

Do it longer, and press harder. It’ll hurt eventually, and soon after that it starts to really damage your skin. The important part is to let the ice get a good solid connection, no layer of water between ice and skin, you want it to freeze the skin.


17 posted on 08/23/2012 2:15:00 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: Morgana

It used to be putting arms side by side, and placing a freshly lit cigarette between them, to see which guy removed his arm first.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 2:23:04 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: discostu
"Do it longer, and press harder."

Believe me when I tell you I wasn't shy.


19 posted on 08/23/2012 2:24:55 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: I see my hands

You’re not doing it right.


20 posted on 08/23/2012 2:25:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: I see my hands

If it didn’t hurt you didn’t do it right. Of course I recommend not doing it right since doing it right means having the ice cube cause frost bite to a section of your skin. Not exactly an admirable goal.


21 posted on 08/23/2012 2:26:31 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: Morgana

Nothing new, kids were doing that 50-60 years ago. Dumb never really dies out, it justs takes naps.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 2:31:14 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: ansel12

I still have the scar from that.

But I won, dangit!


23 posted on 08/23/2012 2:32:48 PM PDT by nodumbblonde ("The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Morgana

Margarettas will burn your lips?


24 posted on 08/23/2012 2:36:23 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: I see my hands
Just tried it. Doesn't even hurt.

I don't know for sure, but I bet you're doing it wrong.

25 posted on 08/23/2012 2:36:30 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Jonty30

I’s dangerous to have a burn like the kid’s in the picture. Infection.


26 posted on 08/23/2012 2:40:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I’ll sign up for that one if the margarita’s are frozen


27 posted on 08/23/2012 3:03:18 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Morgana

We used to see who could hold their hand in the ice cream bucket the longest.


28 posted on 08/23/2012 3:09:36 PM PDT by fso301
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To: Morgana
the stooopid... it burns!!!
29 posted on 08/23/2012 3:21:15 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Morgana

This just in....

NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg today issued an executive order banning salt shakers and ice in all New York restaurants. Bloomberg explained his emergency decree as necessary to prevent young people from performing possible life changing stunts involving the chemical combination of H2O and NaCl.

Bloomberg decried the practice of “the salt and ice challenge” and stated that it was reaching “epidemic proportions.” Bloomberg described the dangers of “the challenge” as almost as harmful as the “Indian sunburn”, the head noogie and the wedgie.

Bloomberg also indicated that NYC Ice providers would be subject to a new tax and a revised set of regulations involving the possession and delivery of their product.

Further, Bloomberg announced that all persons with personal ice makers would have to obtain a permit to possess and would not be able to carry their ice in any NY venue.

Breaking news.....................


30 posted on 08/23/2012 3:22:16 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Mmogamer
Sounds like those idiots who used to rub erasers and make burns on their arms when I was growing up.

Hell, we used to have dumb-asses put newly lit cigarettes between their folded arms and play chicken . . . to see who'd give in and unfold their arms first. All the idiots got was a life-time, painfull big scar for the rest of their lives.

31 posted on 08/23/2012 3:47:35 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Morgana

I’ve just never been bored enough to do something like this.


32 posted on 08/23/2012 3:48:33 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: Jonty30
Boys do stuff like that. You can probably find ancient text detailing someones son that ate too many scarabs or something.

The fact that I have not blown myself up or parts off is a testament to my right to procreate.

Salt and ice?please, no danger there, I can give those kids a few ideas to REALLY challenge them.

33 posted on 08/23/2012 3:52:08 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Mmogamer

And who could resist a good game of mumbly-peg? Almost all the boys carried small pocket knives, so equipment for the game was right at hand.


34 posted on 08/23/2012 3:54:31 PM PDT by dorothy ( "When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ansel12
It used to be putting arms side by side, and placing a freshly lit cigarette between them, to see which guy removed his arm first.

I was just thinking of the same thing. I still have the remnant of a scar that I got from doing that over 40 years ago. I did 'cheat' though - I had more hair on my arms than the other guy did. :=)

35 posted on 08/23/2012 4:00:00 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Cyber Liberty

Infection is a reasonable concern and should be watched, but it’s not something to be super concerned about.


36 posted on 08/23/2012 4:26:50 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

Did you see the picture at the article?


37 posted on 08/23/2012 4:28:28 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yes, and I used to be a young man. :)

One time, I threw a lighter into a garbage barrel, after stupidly watching for fire, it blew up in my fact and took all my eyebrows and eye lashes.

I recovered fine and he will likely as well. It’s part of growing up.


38 posted on 08/23/2012 4:46:48 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Jonty30

True, true. He will recover. And remember what an idiot he was.


39 posted on 08/23/2012 5:04:47 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Morgana; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono
NOT A PING!

Frankie: Boy. You wanna talk about some pain? I bought one o' them linoleum knives the other day, you know?

Willie: With the double edge?

Frankie: Right.

Willie: Yeah?

Frankie: So, I go home, you know, and I spread my toes apart and I just start sawing, back and forth and back and forth, you know?

Willie: Mm hmm.

Frankie: And I take a little thing o' Tobasco sauce, you know?

Willie: Yeah.

Frankie: And just dump it on there. Talk about a hotfoot, mister! Boy, that was rough.

Willie: Yeah, I know what you mean. You know, the other day, I took one o' them, uh--?

Frankie: Meat thermometers?

Willie: Yeah! And I just shoved it into my ear, you know? As far as it could go, you know? But then I took one o' them, uh--?

Frankie: Ball-peen hammers?

Willie: Right. And just whacked it a few times right in there, you know.

Frankie: Boy, that must smart.

Willie: I know! I HATE when THAT happens.


40 posted on 08/24/2012 11:27:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Despite the drought, the US has raised a bumper crop of stupid.


41 posted on 08/24/2012 11:50:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Morgana

The same principle is used with ice cream makers. Pity they didn’t stick with ice cream...


42 posted on 08/24/2012 12:03:03 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Slings and Arrows

NOT my fault.


43 posted on 08/24/2012 1:24:05 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

Your coffee has salt, doesn’t it?


44 posted on 08/24/2012 7:05:18 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: fso301
We used to see who could hold their hand in the ice cream bucket the longest.

First thing I thought of, too.

45 posted on 08/24/2012 7:16:06 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yes.


46 posted on 08/25/2012 11:27:05 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lXdyD2Yzls


47 posted on 08/25/2012 11:43:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Can I still deny involvement?


48 posted on 08/25/2012 12:44:01 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Darksheare

Good idea.


49 posted on 08/25/2012 2:01:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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