More than dozens of university students in the United States landed up in hospitals after trying the latest “borg” drinking trend on TikTok. It came out that they mixed up alcohol concoctions called ‘blackout rage gallons’, known as “borgs” on social media. It’s so bad that neighbouring towns to the east of Boston and Amherst had to send their emergency vehicles amid a shortage of ambulances. So what’s this dangerous trend about?
What Is TikTok’s ‘Borg’ Drinking Trend?
TikTok trends can take the best of us all. What seems funky and harmless at times, turns out into a nightmare most of the time. The video-sharing platform has been a hub of dangerous trends like the Balckout Challenge, NyQuil Chicken challenge and more. Lately, it’s buzzing with another dangerous trend, called the “Borg” drinking trend, which has already sent dozens of university students to hospitals.
So what’s this challenge all about? The name “borg” is short for “blackout rage gallon”, which expects students to mix a half-gallon of water with a half-gallon of alcohol (usually vodka) and an electrolyte flavour enhancer. Videos with hashtag #borg have already garnered more than 74.7 million views on TikTok.
Well, for university students, it’s an easy way to get drunk with easily-available ingredients, and these students claim that it’s all very tasty. The “borg” is said to keep one hydrated because of the electrolyte enhancer. Some people have even nicknamed their drinks as “Soulja Borg,” “Justin Borgber” and “Certified Lover Borg.” Sadly, this trend has turned the lives of many into a complete nightmare.
Why Is The ‘Borg’ Trend Dangerous?
Over the weekend, dozens of students at the University of Massachusetts were sent to the hospital. The reason was that they had mixed up alcohol concoctions called “blackout rage gallons”, more commonly known as “borgs”. In a statement, the university said it will assess this weekend’s events and take necessary steps to improve alcohol education.