New Dangerous Game Neknomination Becomes Viral - New York News

New Dangerous Game Neknomination Becomes Viral

Posted: Updated:

Have you heard of Neknomination?

It's flooding the Internet with viral videos of young people pulling dangerous, booze-fueled stunts for the world to see.

The game is becoming more and more dangerous because it ends with a dare.

They may look funny at first, but dangerous crazes of viral binge drinking videos that are sweeping the Internet have now become lethal.

The videos are all over Youtube. From the weird like a man having a drink inside a fish tank to the extreme like a guy chugging a beer then skateboards down a busy highway just missing oncoming traffic.

Call it binge drinking to the extreme for the world to see.

The game is called Neknomination where people post videos guzzling alcohol doing a stunt then nominate a friend online to outdo them. If the friend declines, they are ridiculed on Facebook and twitter.

But it's hardly some innocent drinking game. Would you shotgun a drink through the barrel of a real shot gun? Or drink a beer while hanging from a flying helicopter?

In one clip, a man who slams a beer gets hit in the head then beaten with sticks. He's not done yet. He does a shot, lemon juice to the eyes. Then his buddies start shooting fireworks at him.

The phenomenon started in Australia is now making its way to America. British Media reports the game may be reportedly been responsible for the deaths of 5 young men. So what can you tell your kids if they're seeing these videos are even being challenged or bullied.

"One of the most important things here is education. Knowing it's out there. Knowing the harms that it poses and making sure this does not continue" Dr. Jennifer Caudle said.

Some say as the stunts get more extreme, the more injuries and more deaths will follow.

There may be legal ramifications. Some people who have taken part in the on-line dares that lead to deaths could face manslaughter charges.

  • Chris O'Connell ReportsMore>>

  • Two Persons Of Interest Questioned In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children: Source

    Two Persons Of Interest Questioned In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children: Source

    A Philadelphia Police source confirmed they are questioning two men, 19 and 20 years old, who may be connected to the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others on Friday.
    A Philadelphia Police source confirmed they are questioning two men, 19 and 20 years old, who may be connected to the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others on Friday.

  • Rally Of Solidarity For Israel Held In LOVE Park

    Rally Of Solidarity For Israel Held In LOVE Park

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:00:42 GMT
    SkyFOX was live over the scene shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, as big crowd gathered at LOVE Park in Philadelphia after area synagogues put out the call to stand with Israel.
    SkyFOX was live over the scene shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, as big crowd gathered at LOVE Park in Philadelphia after area synagogues put out the call to stand with Israel.
  • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:04:11 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.
    The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby.The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on Tuesday.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:13:27 GMT
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arraigned on charges he punched a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Time Square. Junior Bishop, 25, faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police say the officer interceded after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 she offered.
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arraigned on charges he punched a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Time Square. Junior Bishop, 25, faces charges of assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Police say the officer interceded after Bishop demanded at least $5 from a woman he posed for a picture with, instead of the $1 she offered.
  • Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:46:29 GMT
    The tower at John F. Kennedy International AirportThe tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a Kennedy Airport security perimeter.
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.
  • Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:32:05 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices