A reader writes:
Here’s a safer, more fun alternative to the cinnamon challenge!
Two is my limit:
“The saltine cracker challenge or simply the “saltine challenge” is a competition in which a person has 60 seconds in which to eat six saltines (also known as soda crackers), without drinking anything; all the crumbs must be eaten, too.
Although the challenge may sound trivial, it is actually very difficult, because the crackers quickly exhaust the saliva in the mouth. Even though five saltines can fit in one’s mouth at the same time, and a minute is plenty of time to chew, the resulting mass of crumbs is difficult to swallow with a dry mouth.”
More on the “cinnamon challenge” here and here
(Back pat: Daniel Ketyer)