UMass warns against 'borg' TikTok challenge after dozens of students hospitalized

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Dozens of students at the University of Massachusetts Amherst were hospitalized last weekend after participating in a viral TikTok drinking challenge involving "borgs," CBS News reports.

Borgs, or "blackout rage gallons," are one-gallon water bottles filled with a mixture of water, electrolytes, alcohol, and flavoring. Tutorials for making and consuming borgs have become popular on TikTok. The hashtag #borg has over 83.1 million views on the platform.

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