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Teen Sets Himself on Fire for Online 'Challenge' (LOL!)
Newser ^ | July 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

Posted on 07/30/2014 8:55:17 AM PDT by Enterprise

If pouring rubbing alcohol on your chest and lighting it on fire sounds like a bad idea, you're on the right track. A 15-year-old boy in Kentucky had to learn the hard way, however, after he attempted a stunt called the "fire challenge" that's been popping up on sites like Facebook and YouTube. "I just poured alcohol on it, and lit it, and it just automatically went and burst," the teenager, who suffered second-degree burns, tells WKYT-TV.

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"Unbearable," the teen says. "Literally after it got put out it was already blistering."

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KEYWORDS: blister; fire; hot; internet; paramedics
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This boy is a professional. Do not try this at home. Wait, what?
1 posted on 07/30/2014 8:55:17 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

Seen some of these idiots on fb .. one chick set her bumm on fire *smh*


2 posted on 07/30/2014 8:56:59 AM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Mmogamer

Hey Bubba, hold ma beer and watch this.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 8:58:24 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Mmogamer

I was wondering if some of the young girls are involved in any of this.


4 posted on 07/30/2014 8:59:38 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Holy moly. I remember doing many stupid things at age 15, but nothing THIS stupid.

Most of my shenanigans involved blowing things up or emulating the stunts of Evel Knievel. Thankfully, I’m still here.


5 posted on 07/30/2014 9:00:07 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Enterprise

Back when I was a kid, the biggest danger was trying a towel around your neck and thinking you could fly like Superman.


6 posted on 07/30/2014 9:00:48 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Enterprise

“Literally”

What is it with people using that word when describing Literally every thing? It Literally drives me Literally crazy......................Literally


7 posted on 07/30/2014 9:00:58 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Enterprise

Future Dem voter.


8 posted on 07/30/2014 9:01:53 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (Slavery, genocide, and imperialism aren't exclusively white institutions.)
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To: Enterprise
A 15-year-old boy in Kentucky

Really didn't need to read the rest of the story.. :)

9 posted on 07/30/2014 9:01:56 AM PDT by IamConservative (If fighting fire with fire is a good idea, why do the pros use water?)
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To: Enterprise

10 posted on 07/30/2014 9:03:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Enterprise
Life is tough.
It's even tougher when you're stooooopid.
11 posted on 07/30/2014 9:03:43 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty.)
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To: V_TWIN

And “like”.


12 posted on 07/30/2014 9:04:08 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (Slavery, genocide, and imperialism aren't exclusively white institutions.)
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To: Enterprise

One of many examples of our self-absorbed, narcissistic, “I’m a hero” youth growing out of our constantly-wired, Facebook, twitter, youtube culture.


13 posted on 07/30/2014 9:06:17 AM PDT by mn-bush-man
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To: Enterprise

Sample here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2Q7fTXV_cw


14 posted on 07/30/2014 9:06:28 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Politicalkiddo

yep that one too.


15 posted on 07/30/2014 9:07:31 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Enterprise

I did some stupid things as a teen but I never once considered setting myself on fire.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 9:07:42 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: All

Why am I hearing strains of “Dueling Banjoes” in the background as I read this article...?


17 posted on 07/30/2014 9:08:40 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Fresh Wind

ROFL!!!


18 posted on 07/30/2014 9:11:17 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Fresh Wind

That guy does a pretty good Richard Pryor impression.


19 posted on 07/30/2014 9:13:41 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Enterprise

20 posted on 07/30/2014 9:14:08 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead; All

good riddance!


21 posted on 07/30/2014 9:14:50 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Mullah / "Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Enterprise
If pouring rubbing alcohol on your chest and lighting it on fire sounds like a bad idea, you're on the right track.

Yes. Bad idea. Better to set your crotch on fire. And have your friends stomp it out.


22 posted on 07/30/2014 9:15:21 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Enterprise

“If you’re gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough.” -Roger Alan Wade


23 posted on 07/30/2014 9:17:57 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: Enterprise

24 posted on 07/30/2014 9:18:01 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh man, that’s priceless!!!!!


25 posted on 07/30/2014 9:18:24 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

My son just did his arms.


26 posted on 07/30/2014 9:19:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Enterprise
Video: ...God, I'm sorry but I had to just LOL at Buckwheat!!

Fire Challenge Gone Wrong


27 posted on 07/30/2014 9:20:34 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Enterprise
Thanks to teenage boys, Charles Atlas became a multi-millionaire. Until the day my stepfather passed away, he'd ask me, "have those muscles arrived in the mail yet?"


28 posted on 07/30/2014 9:21:35 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Tax-chick

Does he have scars? (I hope not)


29 posted on 07/30/2014 9:22:08 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

No, it doesn’t seem to have done any damage.

He’s not objectively stupid - he’s a National Merit Scholarship finalist - but he’ll set just about anything on fire.


30 posted on 07/30/2014 9:23:39 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Tax-chick

OK


31 posted on 07/30/2014 9:24:36 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: V_TWIN

When I hear people misusing the word “literally” it makes me want to literally slap them upside the head.


32 posted on 07/30/2014 9:26:28 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: Enterprise; Morgana

Our culture and schools and parents have all failed to even inculcate the most basic common sense in the next generation, they will literally fall for anything.

Which was probably the goal.


33 posted on 07/30/2014 9:29:56 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Enterprise

You know when we were kids we used put lighter fluid on our hands and light it, the difference being that if you put the lighter fluid out fairly quick you don’t get burned, but rubbing alcohol? Just another sign of how well our education system is working, the liberals must love how many idiots it turns out.


34 posted on 07/30/2014 9:30:05 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Enterprise

“Remember kids - don’t try this at home...try this at your friends’ home.”


35 posted on 07/30/2014 9:37:32 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: TexasCajun

That must be him after the fire, he used to be white.


36 posted on 07/30/2014 9:39:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Enterprise

The kid was going for the Darwin award...


37 posted on 07/30/2014 9:40:53 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Lol


38 posted on 07/30/2014 9:41:49 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: dfwgator
And then he jumps OUT of the shower!!
39 posted on 07/30/2014 9:51:14 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Enterprise

So is there a let’s jump off da bridge challenge? or let’s make some wings outta papier mache and fly off the roof challenges? if not, why not?


40 posted on 07/30/2014 10:02:49 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: Enterprise

I promise not to release the pix I have of FReepers lighting off bottle rockets from the cleft of their buttocks. Including my own. If I were ever stupid enough to try it, which of course I’m not. And if you see any internet vids to the contrary, they’re fakes. Mom.


41 posted on 07/30/2014 10:06:39 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Enterprise
And, he says he realizes now, trying the stunt risks not only personal bodily harm, but serious damage to one's surroundings as well.

Who knew? Undoubtably we need more warning labels on lighter fluid. I always wonder who some of these warnings are for. Now I know. They're for people too stupid to live in any society that has evolved beyond the invention of fire.

42 posted on 07/30/2014 10:45:01 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: dead

That is one hilarious photoshop, in a sick way! Only us old farts would recognize it.


43 posted on 07/30/2014 10:49:40 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: left that other site
Back when I was a kid, the biggest danger was trying a towel around your neck and thinking you could fly like Superman.

I jumped off our house roof with an umbrella......wrecked the umbrella.

44 posted on 07/30/2014 10:50:09 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: V_TWIN
Re: Literally....

Look for the "Word Crimes" video by Wierd Al on Youtube.

It's worth three minutes of your time. I literally (not figuratively) Laughed out Loud.

45 posted on 07/30/2014 11:46:12 AM PDT by wbill
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To: MplsSteve

Why am I hearing strains of “Dueling Banjoes” in the background as I read this article...?

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Dan Quayle School of Spelling??

Sorry, banjo player here who couldn’t resist.


46 posted on 07/30/2014 12:11:32 PM PDT by dmz
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To: Hot Tabasco

oops!
I hope you didn’t get injured! YIKES!


47 posted on 07/30/2014 12:12:14 PM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: dead

Well done.


48 posted on 07/30/2014 12:13:27 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: wbill

It doesn’t appear that some people have read a dictionary in quite some time. The usage of literally that he uses is correct. Another definition of literally now includes it’s use as ‘virtually’.

In any event, kid does dumb thing. Kids have always done dumb things. When I was younger, most of my peers were lighting dead plant matter on fire and inhaling it, and continue to do so despite it leading to cancer and death.


49 posted on 07/30/2014 12:18:00 PM PDT by Tymerend
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To: dmz
Dan Quayle School of Spelling??

Banjoe

Banjoe

Banjoe

Banjoe

Banjoe

Banjoe

Banjoe........

Sorry, couldn't resist.....LOL!

50 posted on 07/30/2014 1:39:16 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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