Boiling-water challenge bad idea
The extreme cold two weeks ago activated the science experiment gene in a number of people, resulting in injuries for those who tried the “boiling-water challenge.”
The challenge was to fling boiling water in the air and watch it turn into frozen vapor. The burn center at Loyola University Medical Center in the Chicago suburb of Maywood reported it treated eight people who attempted the exercise. The patients treated ranged in age from 3 to 53 years.
Loyola burn surgeon Dr. Arthur Sanford warned that “there is no safe way to do” the challenge.