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Car accident attributed to “Bird Box” challenge

One of the most common activities people, especially youth, participate in these days is an online viral challenge – specifically, an activity that social media users find entertaining, daring or outrageous. In the past, people have seen such challenges as the ice water challenge, which served the purpose of raising awareness for ALS, and the Tide Pod and cinnamon challenges, which seemed to have no purpose other than being funny to those who participated or watched – although both challenges were responsible for numerous injuries. Illinois residents may want to be cautious, however, as some of the dangerous actions associated with viral challenges can harm themselves or others.

Don't ignore symptoms that arise after a car accident

No matter how cautious and alert of a driver you are, you never can tell if a negligent or reckless motorist is going to interrupt your travel plans and turn an otherwise uneventful trip into a tragedy. You can adhere to every Illinois traffic law in the books; however, all it takes is one other driver to send a text behind the wheel or consume alcohol before driving to damage your vehicle and your health.

Can a parrot bite be serious?

We Americans love our pets. However, as explained numerous times in this post, dog and even cat bites can cause significant injuries and illnesses. Dogs and cats are not responsible for all harmful animal attacks, though. Numerous varieties of birds of all sizes are also popular pets in Illinois and elsewhere – and you may not have considered that some can deliver serious bites.

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