Latest hype on the internet is very funny, but also very dangerous

Crawl into a garbage bag – only your head can stick out – and then have someone extract all the air with a vacuum cleaner. This is the Vacuum challenge, a new hype on the internet. But you better not try, experts say, because it is very dangerous.

Granted: it is quite funny to see how enthusiastic people participate in the Vacuum challenge. Once all the air has been sucked out of the garbage bag, the bag hangs tightly against the body of the person inside it. And not rarely does it fall over, helpless.

But the popular challenge is not without danger, experts say. They warn of cerebral hypoxia, a lack of oxygen in the brain by pinching the neck and other body parts. That can be deadly, because brains are very sensitive to lack of oxygen. It can lead to memory loss and problems with the motor functions of the body.

In addition, there is also the danger of painful falls. Anyone who is in a vacuum bag cannot break his or her fall with the hands.

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