The Fire Challenge is Darwinism at its finest

Some people are the next level of stupid and now, thanks to the internet, they are capable of putting their stupidity on display for the entire world to see.

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In modern culture, Darwinism is the process by which, via natural selection, unfit specimens remove themselves from the gene pool as a direct consequence of their own stupidity.

There have been plenty of dumb internet challenges that have done a fantastic job of thinning out the lower end of the gene pool; the gallon challenge, the cinnamon challenge, the passout challenge, the salt-and-ice challenge. Sure, they may all be called challenges, but the only challenging part about them is passing the initial thought process where you think to yourself “hey, that’s a fucking stupid idea, I’m not going to do it.”

The latest one to sweep the internet is the Fire Challenge. It’s where a person with limited brain capacity pours alcohol on themselves and then sets it on fire for no apparent reason other than to post it online and show their friends how mentally retarded they really are. On the scale of stupidity, flame grilling yourself is second only to playing Russian Roulette with a pistol.

On the scale of stupidity, flame grilling yourself is second only to playing Russian Roulette with a pistol.

You can see an idiot trying it here. Although this guy is next level because not only did he set himself on fire but he then ran away from the water screaming. If you look at the comments you can see other equally stupid people commenting with gems such as “leave him alone, he was having fun“, and “haters should leave him alone.

The guy in the video then followed up with these wise words of wisdom on his Facebook page. I honestly can’t understand how anyone could possibly have anything negative to say? Guess what dickheads, setting yourself on fire isn’t fun and calling somebody out for doing such a stupid act isn’t hating, it’s sensible and may save the life of somebody stupid enough to be thinking about trying it themselves.

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Now, I was by no stretch of the imagination, a sensible teenager, but I always knew where to draw the line. I never got in trouble with the law, I never did anything to injure myself or others and I definitely didn’t ever set myself on fire because I thought it would be fun. Even if I was dumb enough to do that I would make sure that I at least had a way of putting it out pretty damn quickly afterwards.

In Lexington, Ky., a 15 year old teenager is recovering from second-degree burns after trying the stunt after he watched videos on Facebook and YouTube.

In what was possibly the most obvious quote ever given to the media, he told WKYT-TV“I just poured alcohol on it, and lit it, and it automatically went and burst,” Well else did he expect when pouring alcohol on himself and setting it alight? Fairies to appear, pull out a guitar and start singing campfire songs to him? Hey dumbass… When I was still in diapers, I figured out that fire is hot and covering yourself in it is probably not a good idea!

When asked why he tried it, he told WKYT-TV, “I don’t know; I wasn’t thinking really.” The reason he wasn’t thinking is because thinking is a physical impossibility when you don’t have a brain. His complete lack of the ability to think like a regular human was further proven when he added “the one thing the videos never showed was the end.” Call me stupid, but I’m struggling to figure out what other possible outcomes there could have been from doing this.

The reason he wasn’t thinking is because thinking is impossibile when you don’t have a brain

The internet is awesome, but the internet also has a lot to answer for. At this rate you can forget about pollution and global warming because there won’t be anybody left to replace this generation after all the sensible people die from old age.

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