The sprite banana challenge is a viral challenge which should be avoided at all costs. To discover what is involved in the infamous viral challenge, simply continue reading.
What is the banana and sprite challenge:
Participants who try to complete the banana sprite challenge quickly eat two large sized bananas and then drink a large amount of sprite. In most cases participants try and consume 1 liter of sprite after eating two bananas.
The trick to this challenge is that it is thought to be impossible for a human to consume too large bananas and then to consume a large amount of sprite such as a one liter bottle without vomiting.
Usually competitors all consume their bananas and sprite at the same time and the winner of the challenge is the very last person to vomit up what they’ve tried to digest, is the winner of the challenge.
Why does drinking sprite after eating bananas make you vomit:
Bananas as you probably are well aware contain plenty of protein while sprite contains a lot of carbon dioxide. Because the inside of your stomach is a lot warmer than sprite, the carbon dioxide in your stomach mean that the gas in your sprite will fill your stomach. At the same time the protein in the banana that you eat will coat the carbon dioxide bubbles in your stomach which will cause your stomach to quickly expand to an uncomfortable point where you’ll throw up. As you won’t be able to burp as foam will be created in your stomach, the only way for the gas in your stomach to escape is through your mouth.
The serious danger of the banana and sprite challenge:
Although so far no one has passed away from trying to complete the sprite banana challenge, individuals have suffered serious stomach conditions as a result of trying to complete the challenge.
In some cases individuals opt to consume a can of sprite instead of drinking a large bottle of sprite. However, most individuals will still throw up before they are able to finish a can of sprite. In other versions of the challenge burping also means that an individual is out of the competition and the challenge is not to burp or throw up.
Online celebrities who have tried to complete the challenge include YouTube stars GloZell, JessicasLargeWorld, Hajimie, La Fenix and Guava Juice. Many of whom quickly regretted their decision to take on the challenge.
Why it’s so popular:
The reason why this tricky challenge is so popular is that even though the challenge is impossible, people don’t like to be told that they can’t do something and so a large number of people will be willing to take on this challenge. As they falsely believe that they will be the first person to beat the challenge.
So if you enjoy learning about viral challenges such as the cinnamon challenge and the ice bucket challenge, hopefully you enjoyed learning about the popular sprite and banana challenge.