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23 Reasons Why The Loom Bands Craze Is A Menace And Needs To Stop

These DIY elastic bracelets will be humanity's downfall.

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1. You've probably heard of Loom bands by now.

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2. They're little elastic bands that you collect by the thousand and weave into bracelets.

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4. People of all ages are going crazy for them.

Are you going loom band crazy? It seems to be fad of the summer http://t.co/aNRHlu1Ezd

Gloucestershire Echo@GlosEcho

Are you going loom band crazy? It seems to be fad of the summer http://t.co/aNRHlu1Ezd

2:26 PM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. Like, seriously crazy.

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6. You can make the bracelets with your fingers, or by weaving the elastic bands onto a special loom thingy using a sort of crochet hook.

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7. Like so. See? Er, easy.

8. You don't have to just make bracelets - someone made a dress out of loom bands and put it on eBay. The current bid stands at £170,100.00.

9. Here's a Loom Smurf, look.

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10. Here's a terrifying Loom tarantula.

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12. And this Loom Minion.

13. What a fun, harmless hobby, right?

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14. What a creative way to express yourself artistically, right?

15. WRONG.

Seven-year-old Kyle Lawrence was stretching a loom band which then hit him in the eye. He's waiting to have an operation to restore his sight :(
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Seven-year-old Kyle Lawrence was stretching a loom band which then hit him in the eye. He's waiting to have an operation to restore his sight :(

16. Another boy almost lost his fingers when he fell asleep wearing loom bands.

Taken from my fb page...please be aware about dangers of #loombands this lad isn't far from losing his fingers.

Philip Goodway@ParaPhil1978

Taken from my fb page...please be aware about dangers of #loombands this lad isn't far from losing his fingers.

2:59 PM - 08 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

17. Already there's a bit of a loom band backlash on Twitter.

wth I made this shits for like 2 months and it looks so shitty. #loombands #fail I hate loom bands ugh. 

ɖαѵɩɗ εℓ ɧɩε⤞ɾ@DavidLumbre

wth I made this shits for like 2 months and it looks so shitty. #loombands #fail I hate loom bands ugh. 

2:01 AM - 07 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. And Facebook.

19. Some people are calling for a ban on loom bands.

Ban #LoomBands #rubberband #craze injures children #wtf #Petition http://t.co/tYjnr1wk2E via @GoPetition

GoPetition@GoPetition

Ban #LoomBands #rubberband #craze injures children #wtf #Petition http://t.co/tYjnr1wk2E via @GoPetition

3:06 AM - 12 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

20. Although not everyone agrees.

Mum wants to ban loom bands. How about we ban idiot parents who don't keep a proper eye on their children? http://t.co/7p5N4Eh9kA

fleetstreetfox@fleetstreetfox

Mum wants to ban loom bands. How about we ban idiot parents who don't keep a proper eye on their children? http://t.co/7p5N4Eh9kA

10:25 AM - 11 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

21. Still, at least the loom bands obsession hasn't made it as far as BuzzFeed.

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22. Uh oh :(

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23. Looks like loom bands are bringing about the end of days after all.

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