If you are a parent of a teenager or if you know someone who is, listen up. There is an alarming new trend in social media that’s been resulting to several cases of missing teens as of late.
It’s called the 48-Hour Challenge and it requires participants of the game to voluntarily “go missing” for two days. All for the purpose of finding out if their friends and family members will make social media posts about them.
Parents are understandably outraged about the 48-Hour Challenge.
It’s definitely not a laughing matter and many parents are not happy about it.
In a social media post, Jimmy Watts warned fathers and mothers to warn them about the craze.
“Message to all parents. It’s called a 48-Hour Challenge where kids go missing for 48 hours and whoever gets the most social media hits wins the game.”
Authorities aren’t taking things lightly either, especially since they keep receiving reports about missing teens.
Meanwhile, Detective Lee Tuttle from the CMPD’s Missing Persons Unit said in an interview:
“It’s disturbing because it’s something we take so seriously, and for someone to take it as a prank or a joke is very alarming.”
The officer is encouraging parents to tell their teens “how serious that being missing is, and how big a deal it really is because of the emotional and physical strain on families, and then the resource strain on a police department such as ours.”
The 48-Hour Challenge is said to have originated in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately, it has now spread to different parts of the world.
Watch the video report by WXYZ Detroit below to learn more about it:
If you have a teenage son or a daughter, be sure to sit down with them and explain to them why this crazy new trend isn’t exactly a game worth-playing.
Pro Pilot Pranks Flight Instructor, Surprises Him With Stunts In Her Practicum
The flight instructor didn’t see it coming.
The prank culture is getting bigger than ever. From the cast of Jackass to the new generation pranksters, we see all kinds of practical jokes and some are just so good for laughs.
One of the best kinds of pranks is the one where a victim comes to realize his best wasn’t good enough after all. It’s quite hilarious to see people believing others are dumb, but when it’s time to test their skills, they just surprise their audience with how good they are.
This ATP and aerobatic pilot surprised a flight instructor with her daredevil stunts up in the air.
Two Girls Work Out At The Gym “Wearing” Only Body Paint
That’s some awesome painting work!
Two brave girls went to a gym wearing almost nothing but body paint in an attempt to see whether other gym-goers would even notice.
Fitness fans Sarah Reilly and Maria Luciotti partnered with renowned body painter Jen Seidel for the social experiment at a gym in Baltimore, Maryland where they worked out with only body paint as their clothes.
That’s some awesome painting work!
Prankster ‘Magically’ Stops Escalator And Shows How You Can Do It, Too!
Apparently, stopping an escalator is really easy, according to this prankster.
We’ve seen all sorts of pranks – from the hilarious ones to the morbid. But personally, it’s the magic-related ones that always get me. They’re mostly fun and amazing. In some instances, however, they can likewise be slightly annoying.
Take it from Alex Mandel, a YouTuber who came up with the idea of pranking people in public by ‘magically’ stopping an escalator. How did he do it and how did the people react to the prank? Well you can check it all out at the video below!