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The Viral #outletchallenge is outright dangerous

Teens around the world have been participating in what can only be described as the most dangerous viral video challenge yet to hit the Internet.

The goal is to short circuit a power outlet using a phone charger and a coin by partially plugging the phone charger in the wall and sliding a coin down the wall to touch the exposed prongs causing the outlet to spark, see video below of this dangerous challenge.

The challenge has been linked to two house fires the US and the trend which first appeared on the video social network to TikTok and is gaining momentum on YouTube.

If you have teenagers it might be advised that you have a talk to them about the real dangers of this Challenge.