What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done in your life?
Whatever it was, I bet you’ve never taken up the stupid ‘Tide Pod Challenge.’ Insanity has no bounds, whatsoever. Teenagers are ingesting dishwasher cleaning detergent pods in a new online trend. Detergent is not meant to be eaten! And the dangerous new craze is causing concern among doctors and parents for it could obviously have adverse effects on children’s and grown-ups’ bodies.
Here’s a video of the moronic challenge with 12 years-old biting into Tide laundry pods.
And the detergent clearly says on its packaging ‘May be harmful if swallowed.’
The ‘Tide Pod Challenge’ is simple. Pop one in your mouth and bite down on the seal. Then, you wait for the brightly colored blue and green liquid soap and powdered detergent to be released.
For obvious reasons, most of them spit it out. Because it’s soap and surprisingly doesn’t taste very great. Well, guess what? It’s supposed to clean deep stains out of clothing and not be eaten.
Some lunatics are even chasing vodka with the detergent tablets. It seems they think it’s the new lime to a tequila.
Dr. Alfred Aleguas Jr., managing director of the Florida Poison Information Center in Tampa, said to Maxim:
If someone mimicked the College Humor video, they could find themselves in a life-threatening situation.
Swallowing even a small amount of the highly-concentrated detergent found in pods can cause diarrhea and vomiting.
In some cases, some of the detergent could even find its way into the lungs and cause breathing difficulties.