People will do almost anything “for the gram”. There are some Instagrammers who are looking for ways to get more “likes” for their photos, no matter what they have to do. Even posing in lakes that they later find out are poisonous. This is what is happening to some Instagrammers who took photos at a lake in Spain called Monte Neme.
The lake is actually an abandoned quarry connected to a Tungsten mine that was used during World War II. That’s why the lake has a bright turquoise, which is due to the chemical reactions. It may be lovely, but it is very toxic. Some Instagrammers decided it was a good idea to wade into the waters to get their shots, and they ended up getting hospitalized.
They were reporting that the Instagrammers who did this suffered from damage to their skin in the form of rashes that lasted for weeks. Some also had digestive problems after they swallowed some of the water, resulting in throwing up.
Talking to Publico, at least one Instagrammer told a Spanish publication that the allergic reactions and the rashes were bad, but was ultimately worth it to snag the photo. They may have some priorities messed up.
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