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May 2021 Issue [Readings]

Tough Act to Follow


From reports of deaths that have resulted from attempted pranks and stunts on social media since 2018.

Overdosed on Benadryl while attempting to hallucinate

Asphyxiated while attempting to pass out

Collided with an oncoming car while playing a game of chicken

Fell sixty stories after doing pull-ups off the edge of a skyscraper

Got shot while blindfolded and pretending to be a hostage in a staged kidnapping

Got shot in the chest at close range while attempting to demonstrate that an encyclopedia was bulletproof

Got shot in the parking lot of a trampoline park after running toward a group of strangers with a butcher knife

Got shot after donning a white sheet and pretending to be a ghost