Chicken Brittle

Three friends are playing different versions of the game Chicken when one of them inhales a lit firework and gets their esophagus blown out of their neck.

A WISE MAN ONCE SAID,

"YOUTH IS WASTEDON THE YOUNG,"

ESPECIALLY TRUEWITH THESE THREE LOSERS.

- OH, I'M SO BORED!

narrator: HEAD LOSER SETHWASN'T HAPPY

UNLESS HE WASDOING SOMETHING STUPID...

- [laughs]

narrator: AND DANGEROUS.

- I GOT IT! CHICKEN.

narrator: SUCH AS SEEING WHOCOULD TAKE THE MOST HOT SAUCE

IN THEIR EYES.

- ONE, TWO, THREE!

[all screaming]

- AHH!

- YOU READY FOR THIS?

narrator: NEXT,THE OLD JUMPER CABLE

NIPPLE SQUEEZE CONTEST.

[both screaming]

- I QUIT, I QUIT!

- CHICKEN!- [laughing]

- THE PERSONWHO GIVES UP FIRST,

THEIR CORTISOL IN THEIR BRAINMIGHT GO UP,

WHICH WILL CAUSE THEMTO BECOME MORE RISK-AVERSE.

BUT ALSO THEY MAY HAVESOME HIGHER PRIORITY

THAT THEY WANT TO BEAROUND FOR THE NEXT DAY.

WE KNOW THAT MENWHO HAVE WIVES AND CHILDREN

ACTUALLY HAVELOWER TESTOSTERONE LEVELS,

SO THEY'RE LESS LIKELYTO PARTICIPATE

IN THESE RISKY ACTIVITIES.

- I GOT SOMETHINGLEFT OVER FOR YOU GUYS

FROM THE FOURTH OF JULY.

narrator: SETH UPPED THE ANTEWITH TWO HOMEMADE M-80s.

- ALL RIGHT, FIRST ONETO SPIT THE FIREWORK OUT

IS CHICKEN.

- HUH!

narrator: SOMETIMESTHE WAY OF THE CHICKEN

IS THE SMART WAY TO GO.

- [shouts]

narrator: HEY, SETH, YOU EVERHEAR OF A PYRRHIC VICTORY?

[explosion]

IT'S WHEN YOU WIN THE BATTLE,

BUT LOSE THE WAR.

- [gasping]

- THE TREMENDOUS FORCEOF THE EXPLOSION

IN AN ENCLOSED SPACESUCH AS A HUMAN NECK

WOULD HAVE RIPPEDHIS NECK APART.

THE TRACHEA WOULD BENONFUNCTIONAL.

HE COULD NOT GET AIRINTO HIS LUNGS,

AND ALL OF THE BLOODTHAT WAS IN THE NECK

IS NOW BEING FORCED DOWNINTO HIS LUNGS.

HE WOULD ESSENTIALLYDROWN IN HIS OWN BLOOD

WITHIN MINUTES.

narrator:A WISE MAN ONCE SAID,

"YOUTH COMESBUT ONCE IN A LIFETIME."

[explosion]

SETH ALSO LEARNEDTHE SAME LESSON

ABOUT DEATH.

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