The latest dodgy trend to go viral on TikTok is ‘Fractal Burning’ and some users are warning their followers about it. But is the Fractal Burning trend really a dangerous one? We have got you all the details here in this blog. Stay tuned!
Witnessing dodgy challenges and content is no surprise as the video-sharing platform has always remained part of controversies following these trends. Ever since its launch in 2016, the platform has landed in hot waters following its dangerous content.
From people using glue on their scalp to the dangerous nasal spray trends and the life threatening Plug Challenge, we have witnessed hundreds of such trends on this Chinese video-sharing platform.
Adding to the list of such challenges, another bizarre trend has made its way towards TikTok and users are getting into it without giving it a thought. The Fractal wood Burning trend has hurt several users, despite knowing the risks attached to it, users are still plunging into it.
Before getting into the details of this dangerous challenge, it is important to mention here that:
To be part of any of the TikTok challenges, you must be an avid user of the app or you must have adequate knowledge of that particular trend. Think of all the possible risks attached to any trend before you decide to be part of it.
Here is all you need to know about the TikTok Trend “Fractal Burning”.
What Is The Fractal Burning Trend On TikTok?
The Fractal Burning trend initially emerged in 2020, however it has resurfaced the video-sharing app in February this year. This art trend is mainly known as Lichtenberg, which includes people “using a high-voltage transformer, often from a microwave oven, and flowing the current across wood items soaked with a chemical solution.”
As you burn the wood using high voltage electricity, while chemical attached to it, you will get to witness some art like imagery on the wood. The final art resembles the branches of a tree and looks mesmerizing.
As the trend has gone viral on TikTok, some users have taken the trend one step further. What the TikTok content creators are doing is, they are pouring resin on the design to make it look even prettier.
However, this is not a trend that you can attempt at home. Several content creators are warning their friends to stay away from this dangerous trend.
Is Fractal Burning A Dangerous Trend?
The Fractal Burning trend is a risky challenge as it involves high voltage electricity. This challenge can only be performed in controlled environments and only trained individuals can perform it well.
After the trend is making rounds on the internet, social media influencers and creators have started warning people about it.
You would be shocked to know that, a couple has taken their lives by attempting this challenge in Wisconsin. The news of the couple’s passing came out on April 6, when the Marathon County Sheriff’s Office got a call about a fire breaking out in a home in Roseville.
The fire had taken over the house and a couple was found dead. Upon further investigation, the team came to know that victims had been electrocuted while trying fractal wood burning.
Well, this is not the first time fractal burning has caused harm. According to a report, at least six people have lost their lives between 2017 and 2019, following this trend.
The report says: “High voltage electricity is an invisible killer; the user cannot see the danger. It is easy to see the danger of a spinning saw blade. It is very obvious that coming into contact with a moving blade will cause an injury, but in almost all cases a spinning blade will not kill you,” their website reads.
“With fractal burning, one small mistake and you are dead.”
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The Final Words
This latest TikTok trend is extremely dangerous one, so never think of attempting it. Also, report all the videos that are promoting this trend on TikTok.