The ‘Vacuum Challenge’ is the new trend currently sweeping the Internet. But like many other challenges that have gone viral in recent times, it is reckless and potentially dangerous. That, however, still hasn’t stopped thousands of social media users and influencers from trying the challenge out and sharing videos online. The #VacuumChallenge hashtag, in fact, has inspired a flood of videos on Twitter and Instagram.
The challenge, also known as the bin bag challenge, requires a big plastic trash bag and a vacuum cleaner. As the participant steps into the bag, another person uses the vacuum cleaner to create a vacuum inside the bag, consuming all the air inside. This creates a seal around the person’s body and once the bag is airtight, whoever is inside tends to topple over.
While participants of the challenge look carefree and laugh as challenge progresses, according to the World Of Buzz, the activity can lead to damage to the nervous system.