This Is What Kids These Days Are Doing With Banana Peels

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We haven't heard about a viral internet challenge in a while, so naturally it's time for a new one. The latest semi-dangerous activity teens are sharing online revolves around banana peels. But unlike the cinnamon challenge or the milk challenge of years past, the #BananaPeelChallenge doesn't actually involve consuming anything.

Instead, teens (inspired by Twitter user Jason Oakes, who TIME magazine reports started the challenge fad) are testing how slippery banana peels are — and recording the results, of course. And if the videos of suddenly supine teens are any indication, this challenge is just as hazardous as slapstick cartoons led us to believe.
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Still, despite those obvious hazards (falling hard and fast is not without its risks), there are probably more dangerous ways for a teen to spend her afternoon.

If you're skeptical of the banana peel's slippery powers, just remember: These teens were once as skeptical as you. The running theme in the trending videos is the expression of absolute shock when the kids inevitably come tumbling down.
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