Back in 2012 the Cinnamon Challenge was done by pretty much everyone all over the world, and it swept through the internet like a wildfire.

People would challenge their friends and family and many teens would film it and upload it onto YouTube and Vine.

It appears that the viral challenge is back again after almost eight years, but people have taken to the internet to remind youngsters the health risks of this challenge.

What is the Cinnamon Challenge?

The Cinnamon Challenge is where you have to eat a whole spoonful of cinnamon in less than 60 seconds without drinking anything.

The Cinnamon Challenge originated in the early 2000s but reached peak popularity in 2012, when people all over the world were taking part in the challenge.

Why is the Cinnamon Challenge dangerous?

One of the large concerns surrounding the Cinnamon Challenge is the choking hazard that comes with attempting to swallow cinnamon in large amounts.

Another danger is that cinnamon contains the chemical coumarin which can be toxic to your liver and kidney if ingested in large amounts.

According to Wikipedia, “in the first three months of 2012, American poison control centers received over a hundred phone calls as a result of the cinnamon challenge.”

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