Gov. Quinn Takes Cinnamon Challenge

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has not only survived the so-called “Cinnamon Challenge,” he did it on live radio.

Quinn appeared on WGN-AM Friday with Jonathon Brandmeier.

The governor says that in a “weak moment” he accepted the challenge to swallow a spoonful of cinnamon.

The “Cinnamon Challenge” is an old stunt that’s been revived by people who are posting their attempts to complete it on YouTube.

A video shows an apparently unfazed Quinn downing the cinnamon, chewing for a while then taking a swig of water. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Of5BdKZD5o

When prompted, he even manages to recite one of his signature phrases: “The will of the people will be the law of the land.”

At an event later in the day, Quinn said he’s sure he’s a better man for it.

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