Which begs the question: WHY would you snort candy in the first place? But let’s get to that later. According to the Daily Mail: “Parents in Rhode Island are being warned that their children could succumb to horrifying infestations of nasal maggots worming in their noses, internal bleeding, and lung infections if they continue snorting Smarties candies. The skin-crawling consequences of the unusual trend which seeks to imitate cocaine users seen on television, are caused by a condition called nasal myiasis – which occurs when flies lay larvae eggs inside the nose – attracted by the rotting candy rammed up inside the lining.” Parents are warned to ask if their children have a tickling sensation in their noses and if they smell a foul stench from inside their nasal passage to see if they are, indeed, little Smartie snorters.
Daily Mail commenters all say that kids have been doing this for decades, crushing up Smarties or snorting Pixies, although it seems rather pointless as IT DOESN’T GET YOU HIGH. But kids will be kids. I doubt, however, that maggots can get up there as it requires a fly to enter your nose and then lay eggs which become maggots. Hopefully, most people would do something to prevent a fly from entering their nose. Right? Right? I’m calling bullshit on this trend and it’s horrifying consequences. What about you? What’s the stupidest trend you indulged in as a child?