It's pretty clear. There are a lot of people in this world who are trying to find new ways to hurt themselves and each other. Case in point , the hot water challenge. Women's Health magazine reports “The Hot Water Challenge” which involves either throwing boiling hot water on someone or drinking boiling hot water through a straw. This is a potentially deadly stunt. One teen was recently hospitalized with second-degree burns after his friend threw boiling water on him and an eight-year-old girl died last year after drinking boiling water through a straw. Parents pay extra attention to your children and take note of any new interest they may have in boiling water.