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Dangerous 'Neknomination' drinking game sweeping social media

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What appears to have started out as just another drinking game has become a social media craze. Young people are recording themselves chugging alcohol and posting the video on social media. Then they nominate a friend to out-do them.

It is called neknomination. It has already swept across Australia and the United Kingdom. Now it's becoming a recognizable trend in the United States.

The game is pretty simple, but very dangerous. Teens and young adults, even drinking age, down alcohol while doing silly or ever-alarming stunts, then nominate a friend to do it next.

If you're neknominated or dared, you're expected to post a more extreme video or be ridiculed on Twitter or Facebook.

This game has reportedly led to the deaths of five people outside the U.S.

FOX 5’s Will Thomas has been taking a closer look at this.

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