In recent weeks, the #milkcratechallenge challenge has gone viral on social media. The trend is to stack several boxes of milk in a pyramid, and then try to move from one side to the other. Everything is of course documented on video, before being posted on social media like TikTok and Instagram.
The challenge has proven to be both difficult and dangerous at the same time, which is also why it has become so popular. For every video of someone already up for the challenge, there are countless people going straight to the sink, like here:
It often leads to serious injuries, and both doctors and social media users have warned against trying to #milkcratechallenge.
It might be worse than falling down a ladder. It is very difficult to protect yourself from the traps that you have seen in these videos. Orthopedic surgeon Sean Anthony says people risk damaging their joints Washington Post.
Being hospitalized as a result of the challenge on social media is the last thing many American hospitals need right now. Another wave of infections is hitting several states, and a number of places have now set a record number of coronary patients.
– With the number of coronavirus hospitalizations increasing across the country, please hear if your local hospital has a place for you before trying #milkcratechallange, he wrote Baltimore Department of Health earlier this week.
Orthopedic surgeries required to fix the resulting problems may fall under the umbrella of ‘elective surgeries’
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– George Jantsudis #BLM (@Peds_Ortho) August 22, 2021
Orthopedic doctor George Gantzouds warns that sufferers of Tech Talkers may have to wait a long time to receive treatment. Many of the injuries that one could incur during the challenge will be treated by planned operations, i.e. operations that many hospitals choose to postpone due to the coronary artery pandemic.
After the criticism, TikTok, which contributed significantly to making the challenge so popular, has taken action. On Saturday, they banned posts under the hashtag #milkcratechallenge. at Find the subject line Previously it gave thousands of results, but now it doesn’t give any.
“TikTok prohibits content that promotes or glorifies dangerous acts, and we are removing videos and redirecting searches to our policies to discourage such content,” the company said in a statement released by CNN.
We encourage people to think about their safety, whether it’s online or in real life, adds TikTok.
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