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Doctors have reported that some youngsters are indulging in a new drinking game, where they pour vodka into their eyes. Optometric experts have said pouring vodka on the eyeball can take off the top layer of the cornea, possibly leading to blindness.
The eyeballing fad has been exacerbated by online videos which have emerged on popular teen web sites. The practice takes place when a participant is already drunk and has nothing to do with increasing the effect of alcohol.
Originally posted by LifeInDeath
I remember when I was in Middle School back in the mid-1980's, a bunch of idiots in my grade started playing some game where you rub an eraser on the back of your hand and see who can hold out the longest. Actually, I think another person did the rubbing but you could tell them when to stop. Kids did it until they rubbed all the skin off a patch of the back of their hand, leaving big nasty scars.
I once asked them why they were doing it and they said, "it's cool!" I didn't get it then, and I don't get this now. But there's nothing new under the sun about this. It's a stupid, crazy ritual self-mutilation or abuse and self destruction that seems to be a common theme among young men of a certain age range. I've never had an impetus for it, but I think there's an instinct that causes it, something very primal, because I see these kinds of things come up time and time again.