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Origin, dangers…What to know about the viral milk crate challenge - Africa Flavour

           Origin, dangers…What to know about the viral milk crate challenge - Africa Flavour


If you’re an avid internet user, you must have come across the viral videos of the milk crate challenge on social media platforms like TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The trending yet dangerous challenge involves the stacking of empty plastic crates in a pyramid-shaped staircase and attempting to walk from one side to the other, without letting the pyramid fall apart.


           Origin, dangers…What to know about the viral milk crate challenge - Africa Flavour


                 Videos featuring the anties have received millions of views across the world. The challenge, which looks easy on a surface level, poses a threat to the physical wellness of whoever summons the courage to engage in it.

                                                                               How It Started

While it remains unclear who started the milk crate challenge, it is believed to have originated from the United States before it went viral globally.

            The challenge first appeared online 2011 after JoyRiders TV posted a video on YouTube titled “Guy falls of 6 milk crates,” it gained popularity recently on TikTok and soon became a sensation on other social media platforms. For many, it is an avenue to showcase their courage while also catching fun.

                                                                                        Health Concerns

Video clips of people engaging in the dreadful challenge have continued to elicit mixed reactions due to its inherent health dangers. In some clips making rounds, for instance, people partaking in the challenge could be seen falling off the crates and sustaining various kinds of injuries in the process.

         Weighing into the matter, Chinonso Egemba, Nigerian medical practitioner better known as Aproko doctor, warned that the challenge may result in broken bones which are medically expensive to fix in the country. “Before you stack crates to climb in Nigeria, make sure of you have health insurance, broken bones cost millions of Naira to fix, Doctors are currently on strike” he wrote on his Twitter page.

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