AceShowbiz - The massive popularity of Netflix's new original movie "Bird Box" has generated a new viral challenge based on the movie. People have been posting videos of themselves doing activities while being blindfolded, just like what Sandra Bullock's character does in the movie. While some opt to do rather easy stuff, some others take the challenge to a new level and do more dangerous activities with no vision.
Seeing how the dangerous the challenge could be, Netflix issued a warning urging people to stop doing the challenge out of safety reason. "Can't believe I have to say this, but: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE," so the statement read. "We don't know how this started, and we appreciate the love, but Boy and Girl have just one wish for 2019 and it is that you not end up in the hospital due to memes."
Despite the streaming giant's warning, some people apparently still attempted to do the challenge and endangered not only themselves, but the people around them. Below are some examples of the most dangerous things that people did for the "Bird Box" challenge. Please don't try this at home.
Ben Phillips, a YouTube personality, posted a video of his friend Elliot Giles putting on a blindfold while walking on train tracks. He could be heard shouting to his friend that a train was coming, but Giles remained on the tracks while the sound of an oncoming train and a warning bell could be heard. Police have launched an investigation into the matter, saying that the action "is illegal and a criminal act."
There were some ways to have fun inside your house, but riding a go-kart blindfolded was definitely not one of them. In a video which surfaced online, one boy was seen roaming around his house on a go-kart, but he put a blindfold on his eyes. Can you guess what happened to the kid? He kept bumping on the furniture and almost made a lamp fall on his head. This could be really dangerous because there were sharp objects inside the home. What if a knife ends up landing on his head?
One YouTube star named Sage Halsey attempted to do the infamous challenge while going on a camp. She posted a clip which showed her walking around the woods and attempting to make a fire blindfolded. While it could be dangerous as there were possibilities of her falling into the lake or making mistakes when she tried to make the fire, it was a relief that she got a friend who could guide her.
Sandra Bullock's character might have asked her children to wear the blindfold in the movie, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can also ask your children to do the same. A Twitter user who goes by the name Fire Made Flesh posted on the site a video of a man doing the challenge with his children in the kitchen. While the clip seemed normal at first, it turned rather horrifying when the toddler hit the wall really hard because the man wasn't able to guide her. She probably had mild concussion thanks to that.
While most people usually get cautious when playing with knife, this man decided to show off some knife tricks with no vision. A video has surfaced online showing a man playing the knife game blindfolded. Sporting a shiny green bra, the man was seen placing the palm of his hand down on a table with fingers apart, before moving a knife between his fingers back and forth, trying not to hit his fingers. Luckily for him, he succeeded.
Jake Paul caused controversy when he shared on YouTube his own "Bird Box" challenge video, which saw him blindfolding himself for 24 hours along with his friend George Janko. People were quick to slam him because they were seen in the video driving car and navigating a busy street blindfolded without anyone guiding them. Following the backlash, the video was removed from the video-sharing site.
Gaton wrestler, Jason McDonald, and his crew took the "Bird Box" challenge to another level, catching alligators blindfolded. As seen in a YouTube video, one man put his hands above the water in an attempt to search for a crocodile, except that he had a blindfold covering his eyes which made it even scarier. Once he got his hands on the alligator, the animal started shaking fiercely to break free from him. It was really fortunate that none of them was bitten by the animal.
It didn't take too long for a 17-year-old teenager from Utah to veer into the oncoming traffic when she attempted to do the challenge and drove with her eyes covered. Pulling a beanie hat over her eyes, the female driver reportedly struck a passenger car, hit a light pole and a concrete barrier. Luckily, no one was injured during the accident. She was with a 16-year-old boy during the time of the accident.