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New '48 Hour' Social Media Challenge Is Strange And Dangerous

David Rancken
February 20, 2019 - 1:44 pm

Social media has been responsible for a lot of strange and dangerous challenges recently. We're talking about people putting Tide Pods in their mouths or trying to copy the movie Bird Box, where people attempt to walk around, or even drive, while blindfolded. 

The latest challenge to make parents nuts is called the "48 Hour Challenge" where teens try to disappear for 48 hours without being found. 

The viral hashtag encourages teens to disappear for up to two days and awards "points" to every social media mention they receive during that time.

Doing dumb things isn't such a strange phenomenon. 

Steve Lee from SMU spoke with KRLD about the latest teen-inspired ruse.