Know the dangers of this popular party trick...
With another holiday season starting to consume much of our time, it is important to both remember and practice the safety procedures for the recreational activities we partake in. Society is continuously searching for the newest, best, most popular items to buy or things to do; which often involves pushing boundaries and 'breaking the rules'. And although this party trick dates back to as early as the 1700s, some of us are still learning the dangerous lessons it can provide.
Setting fire to alcohol is a process that has been used for many years. Most commonly used today in recipes and as a method of increasing excitement in culinary settings. And we get it, we can't deny the attraction the glowing flame adds, but with its excitement comes dangers more serious than one may think.
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So, what's the big deal?
Please note: flaming beverages can be a great party trick when handled correctly and extinguished prior to consuming.
The following video clip from Inside Edition shares the frightening reality party goers have faced following their attempts to drink a fiery concoction without the necessary knowledge to do so safely.
Video Source | Dangers of Flaming Drinks After Woman Catches On Fire While Having Shot | Posted by Inside Edition | March 17, 2016 | Duration 2:15
Seeing the dangers that can and do occur reminds us just how quickly a small mistake can turn even the most joyous occasion into a nightmare. Health and Safety should not be something just for the Monday to Friday grind. Let's make this holiday season memorable for all the right reasons – and leave the flames in the fireplace - or at least, up to the professionals.
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