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You thought eating Tide Pods was the ultimate in stupidity??

https://kslnewsradio.com/18966...box-challenge-crash/

Layton crash blamed on teen attempting the Bird Box Challenge

LAYTON — A 17-year-old girl drove into oncoming traffic and caused a serious accident while attempting to complete the “Bird Box Challenge”, Layton police say.

Police say the girl was driving with a beanie lowered over her eyes. People nationwide taking part in the viral challenge have been attempting to do tasks while blindfolded. In this case, police say, she was trying to see if she could navigate her truck with her eyes covered.

She could not.

No injuries have been reported. Serious damage, however, has been done to both vehicles, and police are looking into pressing charges.



The Bird Box Challenge is inspired by the Netflix film “Bird Box”, in which the characters are forced to navigate their surrounding blindfolded lest they be psychologically attacked by a mysterious, supernatural force.

It can be dangerous. Several people have walked out into public and tried to navigate their way down sidewalks or within their homes, often bumping into walls or mailboxes in the process.

It’s rare, however, that somebody actually gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle and attempts to drive down a public road with their eyes blindfolded.

Apparently, however, this Layton teen decided to take the challenge to the next level. Police say that, with a friend in her passenger seat, she lowered a beanie over her eyes and tried to make her way down Layton Parkway. She soon lost control of her truck and skidded into the other lane, crashing into an oncoming vehicle before ramming into a light pole.

By the time police were called to the scene, the girl had lifted the beanie over her eye. She tried to convince the police that she had just gotten distracted talking to her friend.

The driver she had crashed into, however, had gotten a good look at her before their vehicles collided. He told the police that he had seen with driving with her eyes covered and, when police looked into it, they were able to confirm that she had, in fact, been trying to complete the Bird Box Challenge.

Police say they will be screening reckless driving charges with the city’s attorney office.

They do not recommend trying the Bird Box Challenge for yourself.

“I thought the Tide Pod Challenge – I mean, I really was speechless on that one,” Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman told KSL Newsradio’s Heather Kelly, “but this one is really the same.”



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The internet is the greatest amplifier of stupidity, ever.

Disgusting imbeciles, my God.
 
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You couldn't make it up.
 
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Retard challenge except they are smarter than that!
 
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I saw this earlier and loved the part where the officer said, "Don't drive blindfolded". Natural selection just takes longer these days.
 
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I considered driving blind folded after watching Talledga Nights. I scrapped the idea after my Craig’s list ad didn’t go well in looking for a cougar.


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Saw this on the local news this morning. My wife didn't believe me when I told her about this retarded challenge a week ago. Well, now she does.

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These stupid kids is our future?


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“I thought the Tide Pod Challenge – I mean, I really was speechless on that one,” Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman told KSL Newsradio’s Heather Kelly, “but this one is really the same.”

No, this stupidity is far worse. At least when these idiots ingest soap pods, their safety is the only ones directly affected. When some social network retard drives blind, they are clearly a threat to a great many others.




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I considered driving blind folded after watching Talledga Nights. I scrapped the idea after my Craig’s list ad didn’t go well in looking for a cougar.


Don't give up. Science has determined that a bobcat in an acceptable substitute.
 
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Maybe we can combine the fire challenge, tide pod challenge, and the bird box challenge into one activity and be done with it already.

Hoo boy.




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What a birdbrain....

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The bird brain challenge.



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Why am I still surprised at this stupid shit? I can't believe people are this dumb. She needs to be charged/convicted with all laws that she broke.

Just so dumb!


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I think that besides some serious jail time, the driver loses her drivers license forever and is blacklisted in every state.

she can walk or fly since she's apparently dumber than the birds



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Sterilize her before she reproduces.
 
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I can’t believe the video isn’t on YouTube already.


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every day someone has to one up stupidity
 
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Shit, I thought the drivers were bad out there in 1996-1999. Negligence mostly.


Wow, it seems to have only gotten worse and has moved well beyond negligence to willful stupidity.
 
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