Americans have been warned to stop trying the "boiling water challenge" after several cases of people being burned.
As medical practitioners across the United States would like us to know, tossing boiling water into the air and wincing as it falls on your face, is as unsafe as it looks.
So far eight people have been hospitalized at the burn center of Chicago's Loyola University Medical Center because of having "thrown caution to the wind", center spokeswoman Chris Vicik said. Some of those who suffered from burn injuries were just watching the stunt. "There is no safe way to do it".
Hospital spokesman Jim Ritter says the patients treated range in age from three to 53 years.More news: Smart downloads for Netflix comes to iPhone, iPad
People enjoy at the Lake Michigan at 31st Street Harbor in Chicago, on January 30, 2019.
The University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center in Iowa City has also opened its doors to the socially inept movement - where a couple of people were treated in "recent weeks".
It recording a low temperature of -38C (-36F) on Wednesday with a wind chill factor of -48C (-55F).
"Some of them being parents or adults (who) go outside with their kids to do it, and the kids kind of get excited and step in the way, and the parents end up throwing the water on the children", clinical care supervisor at Hennepin Healthcare, Angie Whitley, said.More news: The Hubble Space Telescope discovers mysterious dark storm on Neptune
Whitley said they also saw face scald injuries in people who threw boiling water in the air but the wind blew back the hot water on them.
"When it's 20 below, it's a bad idea to have uncovered skin", said Dr. Jeff Schaider, chairman of emergency medicine at Cook County Health in Chicago.
The shocking craze sweeping the internet sees the water freeze before it hits the ground and turns into something that resembles a candy floss cloud. "That's a bigger risk, actually".
The combination of hot water and cold air pushes the water nearly instantly through the three states of matter: gas, liquid, solid.More news: Leeds teenager Clarke taken to hospital after touchline treatment
Hundreds have posted photos and videos under the hashtag #dubakchallenge - showing people throwing the boiling water up which instantly condenses into an elaborate pattern of ice crystals.