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  1. WATCH: Teens set themselves on fire and jump into water for social media fame

WATCH: Teens set themselves on fire and jump into water for social media fame

A group of boys in the south-western city of Penza in Russia decided to stand atop a bridge and set themselves on fire, and then immediately jump into the water.

By: | Published: September 14, 2016 1:38 PM
A video of the teenagers jumping into the water body below after having set themselves on fire, was shared online and you’ll find it difficult believing what you see. A video of the teenagers jumping into the water body below after having set themselves on fire, was shared online and you’ll find it difficult believing what you see.

Who doesn’t like getting likes and shares on photos on social media. The love for social media, specially in youngsters, is immense. Social networking sites can bring instant fame to anyone. To garner more “likes” on social media, this group of boys decided to do something really dangerous. A group of boys in the south-western city of Penza in Russia decided to stand atop a bridge and set themselves on fire, and then immediately jump into the water. Why? Just for the sake of some fun and fame. A video of the teenagers jumping into the water body below after having set themselves on fire, was shared online and you’ll find it difficult believing what you see. In the video, a flammable liquid is shown as being poured on the boy’s coat. Soon after, his friend sets him on fire. The boy jumps into the water and his friends are shown following his lead in this stunt.

A lot of people seek an adrenaline rush by indulging in adventure sports and activities. While, there are authorised groups that facilitate such recreational activities, these boys decided that was not enough and indulged in this absolutely reckless act, which seems to have happened without any supervision and clearly a danger to ones life. This is something you should never attempt.

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Earlier this year, Russian trio Ivan Kuznetsov, 22, Alihan, 20, and Ivan Semenov, 24, used a drone to film themselves scaling the Eiffel Tower in Paris without using any safety equipment despite the windy conditions of the day.

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