An article saying a so-called “boiling water challenge” has left several teens injured is bogus.
It was published on the National Report, a so-called satirical website.
“Several teens have been severely injured over the last several days after attempting a dangerous new variation of the ice bucket challenge. The new challenge, which teens are calling the boiling water challenge, is the latest fad in a growing number of potentially deadly and recklessly stupid made for the internet stunts involving serious risk to life and safety,” it says.
According to a disclaimer, the National Report doesn’t publish real news stories. However, the disclaimer was removed months ago, but it was saved by another website.
“DISCLAIMER: National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental . The views expressed by writers on this site are theirs alone and are not reflective of the fine journalistic and editorial integrity of National Report. Advice given is NOT to be construed as professional,” it reads, according to WafflesatNoon.com.
In the comments section of the “boiling water challenge” article, people made comments suggesting they believed it.