Dangerous Experiments Explode on YouTube with Fire, Drugs, Choking
In Think & Ask's groundbreaking series on YouTube and
pornography (February 2006) this website was the first news
organization to detail the dangers of children accessing inappropriate
YouTube videos without age verification.
While pornography is now "a given," and an hourly upload occurrence on
YouTube, there are now other hazards inappropriate for children to
view... and according to some local, small town news reports,
experiments videoed and uploaded to YouTube encourage children to
'try this at home,' resulting in injury and/or death.
Of some 200 videos viewed by Think & Ask during a three day period
in January 2007 not one of the videos described in this story required
The videos were available to everyone and show users how to be cool
with drugs. One young man (pictured in this story) smokes marijuna and
then points a gun to his head after several rounds with his bong,
calling his video 'we gotta stay high.'
'Ghost ride tha whip,' just one example posted by kenzojimmy on 4
January, is a mild version of boys jumping on a moving car while
mocking to rap music.
In another moving vehicle video Qbanprinz15 exits his car from the
driver's seat and jumps on the roof to bounce to the rhythm of the rap
song as the car coasts. The practice of ghost riding, encouraged by the
rapper community, has led to at least one death in Sacramento,
CA, after a boy's head broke apart from impact of hitting a parked car
while he hung out the window of a moving vehicle.
KenR1415 shows you how to light your hands on fire at YouTube. In the
brief 17-second video his hands are set alight with the flame of a
candle, there is obviously a flammable substance on his skin to spread
A 19-year-old boy with the ID djmassengill shows viewers that holding a
lighter to an aerosol stream of bug spray provides a torch to play
In another set of self arson video, posted by Jon Kinch, the boy sprays
fluid on his clothing and burns to the music rhythm. A second of his
videos (posted 27 December 2006) comes with his lead statement, "I got
bored in the morning so I decided to cover myself in wd40 and light
myself on fire." WD-40 is a multi-purpose household lubricant spray.
Posting words of encouragement to Kinch, markalanraven wrote, "You
wimped out, you didn't set your crotch on fire." However there are
plenty of boys and men who do set themselves ablaze at the crotch...
Wragby2, quickattack, inhatepants007, pooandass69, livingdeath,
bbggingeben, ohmyemmi, rockthecasbah32, just to name a few IDs have
videos of their burning (clothed) crotches using similar methods of
spraying flammable liquid onto their jeans or pants and setting the
Eighteen-year-old shawn7691 shows users how to smoke a bong with his
two videos calling it "delicious."
Jaydogarmy, who lists his name as 22-year-old Jamie from the United
Kingdom, shows users his stash, loads-up a long plastic device, and
smokes the contents while music plays. As what most of what Jamie says
is inaudible in the video posted 3 January 2007 the young man holds a
gun to his head toward the end as he rests his head on what appears to
be a table top.
NeRooooooooo, papooselyrical, zedroth, CVZ, k419d, phatboy10,
whopeedinthedarkroom and at least another 100 IDs show users how to use
bongs for smoking various drugs although marijuana appears to be the
main product of choice.
Boys can access video sessions on how to perform sleeper hold, or the
choking game, sessions together.
In videos currently posted it remains unclear whether all of the men
actually passed out or were acting for the camera. The choking game is
said to induce unconsciousness or near unconsciousness by restricting
oxygen flow to the brain. The act, while dangerous, is said to
erotically please the male performing the act while the submissive male
The choking game has been attributed to a number of teenage male deaths
and also accounts for a number of males who suffered permanent
neurological damage from the practice.
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