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WATCH: Latest Trend Shows Strength of Condoms, Intelligence of Teens

WATCH: Latest Trend Shows Strength of Condoms, Intelligence of Teens

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Videos demonstrate toughness of humble rubbers, lack of things for young people to do.

Ah, teens on the internet — the gift that keeps on giving. 
From the demographic that gave us planking, the cinnamon challenge, the original condom challenge (in which one must snort a condom up one's nose), and the Kylie Jenner lip challenge, the latest fad among teens is the condom challenge. 

Across Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, kids these days are participating in the #condomchallenge by filling condoms up with water and then putting them on top of their friends' heads. The condom, if properly placed, sits on top of the head for a few seconds before bursting. 

The challenge, while also good fun, is great for demonstrating the strength and elasticity of condoms, disproving the notion that anyone could be too big to use one. 

Like all good internet trends, this one began in Japan, according to Business Insider Australia, with the video "Japanese Condom Head Challenge." In that video, seen below, one man places a condom full of water on another man's head. The condom droops down to create a water bubble around his head before bursting. 


The trend though, is not without its dangers. The Inquisitr reported a story that a 17-year-old girl named Emily Stone died from asphyxiation after partipating in the challenge though the veracity of the story could not be determined. 

While there is a possibility of danger, the videos are just the latest in a long line of kids doing dumb stuff on the internet. But what do I know, I'm just an old.  


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