Netflix urges viewers to refrain from participating in the Bird Box challenge

January 03, 2019 - 9:01 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There's a movie on Netflix called Bird Box, and it's apparently become the source of something called the Bird Box challenge.

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It involves wandering around in a blindfold -- what could possibly go wrong? It turns out, a lot.

"Impossible, you cannot drive with your eyes closed," said Paulie the cabbie, who won't be taking the challenge.

Cameron said that in the movie, characters wear blindfold to avoid looking at an evil force, but he says in New York City the blindfold would be even worse.

"Getting hit by traffic, getting hit by taxis," he said.

In one video from Bed Stuy a group of men perform the challenge on their way into the subway. One of the men took off running, and wound up on the ground at the bottom of the stairs at the Kingston-Throop Ave stop. It's unclear if he was hurt, or if it was all a joke.