A video is being shared on social media claiming it is the visuals of a man demonstrating the hazardous properties of energy drinks. The video shows a man dipping a cut-up balloon into an energy drink solution and then blowing up the reattached balloon, and many other such tricks. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Video of a man demonstrating hazardous properties of energy drinks.
Fact: The video shared in the post shows parody magic tricks by a US-based magician Rick Lax. Rick Lax published this video by providing a disclaimer stating, “Amazing Magic Hacks from Rick Lax”. The video does not show a demonstration of the hazardous properties of energy drinks. Hence, the claim made in the post is False.
On reverse image search of the screenshots of the video, a video with similar visuals was found published by a YouTube channel in 2020. This YouTube channel published the video describing it as a parody magic video by Rick Lax.
When we searched for further sources using relevant keywords on the internet, the same video was found on the official Facebook page of Rick Lax. Rick Lax, a magician and the content creator of the US-based company Network Media, published the video with the description, “ENERGY DRINK HACKS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN! (Amazing ‘Magic Hacks’ from Rick Lax)”. In the description, Rick Lax emphasized it is a prank magic video.
A few other magic prank videos published by Rick Lax can be seen here, here and here. Several medical research studies confirmed that energy drinks can cause serious health conditions, particularly in children, teenagers and youth. But, it is nowhere reported that energy drinks exhibit the elasticity or adhesive properties that could stick a blew-up balloon.
To sum it up, a prank magic video was shared as the visuals of a man demonstrating the hazardous properties of energy drinks.