How to beat 3 of the deadliest 'Squid Game' challenges with science


When Netflix’s Squid Game was released in September, it became an immediate viral sensation, leading to viral TikTok challenges and surpassing Bridgerton as the most-watched show on the streaming platform.

More than 100 million subscribers watched Squid Game in just 17 days. It resonated with audiences worldwide with its anti-capitalist message embodied by deadly challenges.

These games aren’t just terrifying — they’re believable (and winnable) because they are also rooted in actual science, according to experts.

Here is a breakdown of the complex science behind three of Squid Game’s deadliest challenges.

Dalgona candy
Tug of war
Glass bridge

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