Three Dead As Influencer’s Dry Ice Pool Stunt Goes Horrifically Wrong | 22 Words

The world today is so vastly different from the world twenty years ago. And every other day there's some crazy new Internet trend that people won't stop doing, while others condemn them.

There's been the salt and ice challenge, the ice bucket challenge, the ice cream licking trend, the condom on head challenge, and now we have the 'eating cereal out of your friend's mouth challenge'. Oh lordy lord.

Now one Instagrammer's mad idea has actually resulted in numerous fatalities.

Keep scrolling to learn more about Internet fads and how dangerous they can be.

Viral trends are weird.

Like remember the whole blue bell ice cream licking trend a couple of months back. Facepalm. Bluebell was founded back in 1907, the Texas-based creamery has become widely popular with fans.

And then last year, the popular ice cream brand found itself at the center of a bizarre internet trend.

Pranksters were uploading clips of themselves licking tubs of the sweet treat and putting back. Ew. Keep scrolling to see the gross footage...

It all started when a video of this woman surfaced...

People couldn't believe what she did.

In a clip posted to Twitter, the young woman could be seen licking a tub of the frozen dessert.

But it gets even worse... she then put the ice cream back in the freezer, while an off-camera voice can be heard saying "lick it" followed by "put it back, put it back." It seems like she got some friendly encouragement to pull the stunt.

The specific ice cream flavor in question?

Blue Bell's limited edition Tin Roof flavor: vanilla ice cream with a chocolate fudge swirl and roasted peanuts dipped in dark chocolate. We knew you wanted to know.

The disgusting video went viral online.

Since being uploaded, it absolutely snowballed - hitting over eleven million views. Read on to watch the full video - you won't believe how nasty it is...

After the video surfaced, fans raised their concerns to the brand.

People began tagging and tweeting the brand after seeing the video. And it seems like the company was certainly not amused by the woman's ice cream-related antics.

The brand even released a statement on its website.

In the statement, Blue Bell said that it's working with "law enforcement, retail partners, and social media platforms" to find the perpetrator.

"This type of incident will not be tolerated. Food safety is a top priority, and we work hard to provide a safe product and maintain the highest level of confidence from our consumers."

When the video graced Twitter, it was met with outrage.

People were understandably furious.

Some people called for very drastic measures to be taken.

Okay, the electric chair is definitely too far.

Meanwhile, others appeared to be lost for words.

One user simply posted this image.

The clip ended up sparking a huge internet trend...

Turns out not everyone was disgusted with the footage, as several people started filming themselves doing the same thing. For example, this video showed a guy opening a tub of ice cream, scooping some out with his fingers, offering some to the person behind the camera who did the same, having some more himself, and then throwing it back in the fridge when he got nervous.

But it seems that one man who partook in the trend has landed himself in some serious trouble with the law.

The prankster - twenty-four-year-old D'Adrien Anderson - was, as you'd probably guessed, filmed licking a tub of ice cream in Walmart.

He posted the 20-second clip on social media.

The footage was filmed around 5 months ago and took place in the Port Arthur branch of Walmart in Texas. Keeps scrolling for the full clip.

He could be facing some serious consequences for his actions.

He could now face up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

Watch the full clip below:

Let's hope he learned his lesson. Speaking of pranks gone wrong, people were furious with McDonald's for their most recent April fools prank. Keep scrolling to see why.

And last month we had a new viral trend on our hands.

Arguably more revolting than the ice cream licking 'prank',  this new trend involves eating cereal out of, yep you guessed it, someone else's mouth. Holy mother of Jesus.

So. Much. Bacteria!

A healthy mouth, someone with great teeth and an insane tooth brushing routine, still houses around 1,000 to 100,000 living bacteria on EVERY tooth. Why would you eat cereal out of there!

The first person is the 'bowl'.

And if they succeed without coughing, gagging, wretching, and spitting the cereal out, the second person becomes the eater - plunging a spoon into their friend/partners mouth before devouring the saliva pops. Unfortunately this guy didn't get that far.

It emerged on TikTok.

And people around the globe are equally disgusted. You can't blame them.

Would you give it a go?

I sincerely hope it's a no...

But now one idea has turned deadly.

This is the story of Ekaterina Didenko, a Russian influencer, who has 1.2 million followers on Instagram, who decided to host an extravagant party for her 29th birthday.

The party included a 'dry ice' pool.

The pool was designed as a cool visual stunt for Instagram after a reported 25kg (55lbs) of dry ice was dumped into the pool to impress guests at the Devyaty Val (Ninth Wave) complex.

People jumped into the pool.

Many people, intrigued by the smokey effect, immediately jumped into the pool, however they immediately began to choke and fall unconscious.

Three people died.

Three people have so far been confirmed dead and many others have been left hospitalised from the stunt. The Instagrammer's boyfriend, Valentin Didenk, was among the dead.
The other two victims were party-goers Natalia Monakova and Yuri Alferov, both 25, who were confirmed dead at the scene.

Tragic news.

This is why you should never use dry ice to impress people.