The Latest Challenge Trend is Eating Detergent & 40 People Have Been Poisoned


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Yes, we are writing an article on the tide pods. I know, I know. Everyone’s been talking about tide pods, and it has even become one of the very first memes of 2018.

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For the uninitiated, tide pods are not candies. I repeat, although they may look deceptively similar to candies, tide pods are in fact, detergent.

Just because it looks colourful and is bite-sized, doesn’t mean it belongs in your mouth! (What are you, a 3-year-old kid?)

I gotta admit though, tide pods do look pretty delicious. I wonder if they are sweet or a little sour or—

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—oh holy cow, them tide pod overlords almost controlled my mind! Thank you for showing me the way!

…Anyway, back to the tide pods.

If you were to do a Google search, you will see lots of videos and images of tide pod challenges. Basically, it’s just a bunch of people eating detergent and looking really ugly afterwards. (Admittedly, more than half are satirical or about why you shouldn’t eat tide pods)

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“They’re serious enough to cause possible diarrhoea and vomiting, and they’re in such a high concentration they could be deadly,” said David Johnson, with the Washington State Department of Health.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, there have been a total of 40 cases of “reported exposures to liquid laundry detergent pods by 13- to 19-year olds”.

And this is just the statistics from 1 Jan to 11 Jan! Basically, there are approximately 4 kids(reported) eating tide pods every day!

Things are so severe, that even Tide, the company behind the tide pods, had to make a video to dissuade people from eating them!


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I have no words. They may look delicious but at the end of the day, tide pods are still meant for washing laundry!

Is it really so difficult to understand that?

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That being said, human stupidity knows no bounds. With everything that has happened in the recent years— well, what’s new, right?

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