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14 Sep 2007

Please help me with the name of the game , teenagers play by hanging themself to a point and then undo the knot so that the blood rush to their brain
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01 Jan 0001

Its not about the blood rishing to their head, bt that the partial hanging reduces the flow of blood ( and hence oxygen ) to the head and the brain. It has a wide range of technical names, including Hypoxyphilia, and is extremely dangerous, because they often black out and are unable to release themselves ( as they think they can ) before dying. If ou are even thinking of trying it --- don't. And if you know anyone who wants to try it, talk them out of it. It's not cool or clever, but stupid and dangerous.
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