WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) – A new challenge involving the boiling of boiling water in super cool air and observing that it is immediately freezing in the air has become viral on social media, but at a price.
The magnificent "Boiling Water Challenge", this popular "winter experiment" that over the past few weeks dominated Twitter and Instagram, when the polar whirlwind embraced large parts of the United States, also sends people to the emergency departments.
So far, eight people have been hospitalized at the burning center at the Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago because they were "chasing winds", a spokeswoman for Chris Vicik Center said.
They suffered from frostbite injuries on "legs, arms, hands, face, with various levels of burns".
A spectacular ice mist, as shown by successful competitors, is a temptation, but it can not be deceived. Looking good, this does not mean that it is "safe" to be implemented because "factors such as wind, gravity, throwing force are played," the doctors warned.
Nor does it mean that the presence is safe. Excitement of hot water can easily end up in the face or other faces, by chance or simply by swindling.
Even if they are not burned, people can also risk frostbite with spray water, which quickly freezes on exposed skin, added the doctors.