Kids Use Body Spray to Light Selves on Fire

YouTube videos are fueling the craze, warn authorities
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2010 1:09 PM CDT

(Newser) – Authorities are warning of a risky trend fueled by YouTube videos: boys are spraying Axe Body Spray on their skin or clothes and igniting it. Five sixth-graders in Washington state have been caught in recent weeks, though none were injured, the Tacoma News Tribune reports. In a letter to parents, the school superintendent warned that kids are using the cologne “to light themselves or their clothing on fire. YouTube videos and news reports show the dangerous activity is being practiced across the world."

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