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Old 08-01-2014, 02:16 AM
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Boy Dies After Participating in the FaceBook Fire Challenge

I've seen a fire challenge video or two posted on DR, but I didn't find the death news on here yet. I would love to see the video.
http://www.thenewsnerd.com/local/boy...ire-challenge/

BUFFALO, NY – A 15-year-old boy has died after participating in a game that is circulating on the popular social network FaceBook. James Shores was burned to death after his entire body was engulfed in flames.

The #FireChallenge involves covering your body with an accelerant and setting yourself on fire. One’s friends will then video the act and share it on the internet. The imbecilic act is supposed to elicit laughter as onlookers and internet viewers watch the reaction from the party who is on fire.

Shores doused himself with alcohol and was set ablaze by his friends. Those who participate in this “game,” usually do so inside of the shower in case the fire spreads. In Shores case, he was not near the shower or any other water source. His friends battled unsuccessfully to put the fire out, and he later died from his injuries.

Police are warning participators about the dangers of this act and have urged the public to stop sharing the videos.

Police Commissioner James Daniels spoke with News-Two saying, “We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and offer our condolences to the family. It is paramount that the public stop sharing these videos. The people who participate in this so-called “game” do so for the notoriety and short-lived fame they receive on the internet. Taking away this fame could deter others from making the same mistake.”

FaceBook is doing their part by deleting all #FireChallege videos off of their website.

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Old 08-01-2014, 03:15 AM
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Re: Boy Dies After Participating in the FaceBook Fire Challenge

What in name of all things sacred would make you think being set on fire would be entertainment?

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Old 08-01-2014, 03:40 AM
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Re: Boy Dies After Participating in the FaceBook Fire Challenge

Yesterday in the Funny, Failed, & Owned Videos:
Epic 'Fire Challenge' Fail. *Shakes Head* - **Not Really LOL**
Kids Are Doing This Now, It's Called The Fire Challenge

Today in the news
Boy Dies After Participating in the FaceBook Fire Challenge

Tomorrow, hopefully, in the Death Video Section.

Natural selection at its best, that's all I have to say about that.

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Natural selection hard at work!

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Old 08-01-2014, 04:15 AM
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Re: Boy Dies After Participating in the FaceBook Fire Challenge

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Yesterday in the Funny, Failed, & Owned Videos:
Epic 'Fire Challenge' Fail. *Shakes Head* - **Not Really LOL**
Kids Are Doing This Now, It's Called The Fire Challenge

Today in the news
Boy Dies After Participating in the FaceBook Fire Challenge

Tomorrow, hopefully, in the Death Video Section.

Natural selection at its best, that's all I have to say about that.
Yeah, I had a really good laugh at that. I searched DR for this death, saw those two posts with the videos, edited this thread for removal, checked again (no death news in those posts), pasted the article here again.

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Old 08-01-2014, 04:19 AM
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Yeah, I had a really good laugh at that. I searched DR for this death, saw those two posts with the videos, edited this thread for removal, checked again (no death news in those posts), pasted the article here again.
Have faith. It's just a matter of time.

And thanks for sharing, btw

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Old 08-01-2014, 04:25 AM
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Re: Boy Dies After Participating in the FaceBook Fire Challenge

I'll bet most of the people stupid enough to do it, only do it once. It's not the most comfortable feeling to be ablaze.

Do not be sad for the ones who are badly burned or that have died. It's obviously one of those cases where nature is taking care of it's mistakes.

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People are so fucking stupid.

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If you're really that stupid and on top of it you don't have the proper safety precaution; Maybe this dumbass had it coming, no sympathy here whatsoever.

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Re: Boy Dies After Participating in the FaceBook Fire Challenge

kids just need to read a fucking book and get off face book..they're getting too stupid these days..why set yourself on fire? why?

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