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Why firefighters are warning teens to not try penny challenge

The penny challenge circulating on TikTok can be dangerous, firefighters warn. The challenge "involves using the plug part of a phone charger, partially inserting it into the wall outlet, and then sliding a penny down the wall onto the exposed prongs,” reads a letter from the state fire marshal in Massachusetts to firefighters across the country. “The result is sparks, electrical system damage, and in some cases, fire.”’s Leigh Scheps has more.

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