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New Viral Challenge Is Sending Kids To The Hospital

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Back in 2014, a man named Peter Frates started a challenge that went viral and raised over $115 million for ALS research.

People from all corners of the globe, including celebrities like Carrie Underwood and Bill Gates, poured buckets of icy water over their heads to raise awareness and funds for the neurodegenerative disease.

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While the Ice Bucket Challenge was gaining traction, another lesser known and far more dangerous trend was brewing.

A 16-year-old posted a video on YouTube in which he was seen pouring a pot of hot water over his head before jumping into a swimming pool. Three years later, the video has resurfaced and has started what is now being referred to as the "Hot Water Challenge."

The scary challenge has parents on alert after kids across the country have been reportedly dousing themselves or their friends with hot water presumably after learning about the trend through the internet.

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