04/23/2013 11:48 am ET Updated Apr 24, 2013

The Real Cinnamon Challenge: 5 Unexpected Uses For The Spice (PHOTOS)

Doctors are warning people against taking the cinnamon challenge, a new craze which entails swallowing a spoonful of the spice without water and posting videos of the attempt on YouTube.

Ridiculous fads aside, there are many other uses for cinnamon around the house that don't involve eating it (and possibly hurting ourselves). That's why we've rounded up some great repurposing ideas for the spice. Click through and please, don't try the cinnamon challenge at home.

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