#Milkcratechallenge, latest trend sends people tumbling as number of hospital beds go down across U.S.


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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Parents, if your child starts asking where do you keep the milk crates, this is probably the reason why.

The #Milkcratechallenge is taking over the internet.

In case you have not heard, the Milk Crate Challenge is the latest viral trend.

So what exactly is the Milk Crate Challenge?

This challenge involves the stacking of milk crates in such a way that it looks like a pyramid and creates steps for someone to walk over.

When people try to walk across, chaos tends to follow as one misstep can lead to a hard and fast fall to the ground.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has jumped into the fray after responding to a tweet from Conan O-Brien.

LSU legend, Shaquille O’Neal sums up what some people are feeling on Instagram:

If you search “milk crate challenge” on Tik Tok this response will appear, “This phrase may be associated with behavior or content that violates our guidelines.”

The Baltimore City Health Department had this to say about this latest trend:

With COVID-19 hospitalizations rising around the country, please check with your local hospital to see if they have a bed available for you, before attempting the #milkcratechallenge. 🤕🏥

The Louisiana Department of Health followed by saying, “Our hospitals are filled with COVID-19 patients, pushing staff to their limits to provide lifesaving care. Please stay safe. Your local hospital may not be able to help you if you get hurt.”

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