What is the Tide pod challenge and how did it start?
Videos circulating on social media are showing kids biting into brightly colored liquid laundry-detergent packets. Or cooking them in frying pans, and then chewing them up before spewing the soap from their mouths.
2018.01.14. 01:31 BY The Seattle Times: Home :9
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ST. LOUIS, MO — Don’t eat laundry detergent! You would think that’s something we shouldn’t have to say. But, people are eating little laundry soap packets called Tide pods. Videos of people doing that have gone viral. It’s not funny and people are getting sick. Ingesting them can cause anything from a [...]
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It's understandable that a toddler might chow down on one of those Tide laundry pods. They're colorful and squishy. Senior citizens with dementia are understandable, too (unfortunately there's been deaths). But the news cycle this week was rife with panicky tales of high schoolers becoming deathly ill from eating them [...]
An alarming new trend involving teenagers eating detergent capsules and posting the videos on YouTube could “put them in danger”, health officials have warned. The concerning 'Tide Pod Challenge' phenomenon has spread across social media since the turn of the year. Teenagers have filmed themselves biting into Tide laundry [...]
Videos circulating on social media are showing kids biting into brightly coloured liquid laundry detergent packets. Or cooking them in frying pans, then chewing them up before spewing the soap from their mouths. Experts say the game, dubbed the “Tide pod challenge,” is dangerous. [...]
In the video, Gronkowski asks, "What the heck is going on, people? Use Tide Pods for washing, not eating." [...]