11 Dumb Things People Have Done in the Name of Internet Challenges

6. The Condom Challenge

Yep, dropping water-filled condoms on your friends is all fun and games until someone nearly drowns. But at least these kids are using protection…?


7. The Fire Challenge

Adults always say, “Don’t play with fire.” But these poor folks were too busy watching their friends do it to listen.

Here’s how it works: participants spray their skin with flammables, such as nail polish remover, perfume, or hand sanitizer, etc., and then light the area on fire. Though we haven’t seen anything verified, there have been online reports of fatalities in the name of the challenge. We’re not surprised.


Written by Mary McCaw

Mary is a freelance writer and editor. She's based in San Francisco, but lately, home is wherever her suitcase is. If you really are what you eat, she is at least 50% pizza.