WBEZ | danger http://www.wbez.org/tags/danger Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Most Terrifying Teen Trends http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-02/most-terrifying-teen-trends-105418 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/7110334649_5f79086503.jpg" style="float: right; height: 300px; width: 300px;" title="Flickr/Vancouver Public Library. Another teen runs amok." /><span id="internal-source-marker_0.4914306960887159">You may have never heard of &quot;vodka-facials&quot; or &quot;fires,&quot; but chances are your kids are familiar with these dangerous trends. Here are</span> some of the potentially deadly activities to look out for. (If they deny knowing anything about it it&#39;s a sign they&#39;re already addicted!)</div><p><br /><strong>Vodka facials:</strong><br />Teens pour a shot of vodka on their face and wait patiently for their pores to absorb the alcohol.<br />Danger: Missing out on the homework they could be doing while they wait for the liquor to absorb.<br /><br /><strong>Butt Smoking:</strong><br />Teens purchase cigarettes and in order to escape detection from authority figures, use their rectums to inhale and exhale smoke.<br />Danger: Cigarettes are expensive and will do damage to teen bank accounts, plus there is a risk of cigarette burns to otherwise pristine teenage tushies.<br /><br /><strong>Somersaults:</strong><br />The new planking. Instead of walking, driving, skateboarding or rollerblading, teens travel by performing continuous 360&deg; flips down the street.<br />Danger: High risk of dirtiness, neck injury and silliness.<br /><br /><strong>Teabagging:</strong><br />This is not what it sounds like--teens have a habit of giving activities vulgar nicknames. Teens suck on teabags in order to enjoy an extreme herbal, sometimes caffeinated &ldquo;rush&rdquo; when hot water is not available.<br />Danger: Choking hazard.<br /><br /><strong>Belts:</strong><br />Teen girls like to &ldquo;belt&rdquo; their baggy tops, but what is to prevent them from doing it too tightly?<br />Danger: Broken ribs, organ failure.<br /><br /><strong>Souping:</strong><br />Teens don&rsquo;t believe in a middle ground, hence they&rsquo;ve taken the good feeling most normal people get from a good bowl of Campbell&rsquo;s Chunky Soup and ingest it in extreme doses, which fills them up wrong.<br />Danger: Sodium overdose; urge to play football, which is also dangerous.<br /><br /><strong>Fires:</strong><br />Teens gather twigs from the forest, assemble them in either a &ldquo;teepee&rdquo; or &ldquo;house&rdquo; form, stuff them with newspaper, apply a match and a bit of oxygen and then, as simple as that, they&rsquo;ve got a fire.<br />Danger: There is no way of knowing whether the marshmallows they roast over the fire are gluten-free.<br /><br /><strong>Exercise:</strong><br />The hot new trend these days are endorphins. Teens exercise until they develop a &ldquo;natural high,&rdquo; known by its street name &ldquo;second wind.&rdquo;<br />Danger: Unacceptably high self esteem, shin splints.</p></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 09:03:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/claire-zulkey/2013-02/most-terrifying-teen-trends-105418