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Swallowing Liquid Nitrogen Is The Internet's Newest 'Trend'--It's Also Extremely Dangerous

By Alex Maxx

Instagrammable desserts are popping up every day now. We've seen ice cream rolls, cereal milk soft serve topped with more cereal, and more. One of the most recent sugar-coated trends? Dragon's Breath.

The cold dessert comes as a cup of cereal puffs coated in liquid nitrogen, and tastes like Fruit Loops. 

You crunch on the cold cereal, and blow out smoke like a dragon:

#pensacolainterstatefair #Dragonbreath

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This might sound cool, but the potential damage it can do sure isn't. Health officials said that this type of dessert could melt the inside of your mouth, and your internal organs. On top of that, the cold treat can cause frostbite, damage to the skin, and even asphyxiation, a.k.a. being deprived of oxygen, which can be fatal. 

Suffolk County Commissioner of Health Services James Tomarken warned against the dangerous dessert:

"Instances of frostbite and tissue damage have been reported when residual liquid nitrogen is left in the serving cup. If fingers are used to remove the product from the cup, skin contact with liquid nitrogen can cause frostbite."