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If everyone was breaking their thumbs, would you?

Hey everyone let all go break our thumbs!! Doesn't that sound fun? NO!

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“Jimmy, if all your friends went and jumped off a bridge, would you?”

“No! But I might try breaking my thumbs just for fun.”


A new trend has been spreading all over social media that sounds too ridiculous to be true. But indeed it is true, teens all over are intentionally breaking the tendon below their thumb. Why you ask are they doing this? According to various twitter accounts, people are texting their friends pictures of their broken thumb ligament.

This trend first started after a photo went viral that demonstrates the process that breaks the thumb ligament. After teens saw this photo, they proceeded to try it out for themselves. Below are some of the very first tweets that were posted after the photo went viral:



After much research and medical diagnosis, it has been discovered that these so-called “broken ligaments” are not actually real. The people in these photos are likely double jointed and are just faking this trending injury. Medical professionals declared is almost impossible to break your thumb just by making a strong fist and whipping your wrist very hard. This movement is actually used for medical purposes specifically to diagnose tendonitis.

So no, this isn’t a real and honest challenge. These tweets are just trolling your minds and making you believe that it actually fun and possible to break your thumb ligament! Regardless if it works or not, please do not try this! Use your thumbs for more productive purposes like for writing a long love letter or giving a big thumbs up to someone who needs some cheering up.

Stay safe kids and keep your thumbs in tact!

 

 

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