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Poison Control Centers Are Hard At Work As Tide Pod Challenge Leads To Unprecedented Number of Teens Poisoning Themselves

By Nina / mardi 23 janvier 2018 05:30
Phones are ringing off the hook at poison control centers with reports of teens poisoning themselves after attempting the Tide Pod Challenge, leaving us to ask ourselves, if the children are the future, what other kinds of FMLs lie in store

It’s hard to believe we at FML have made it this far into the era of the Tide Pod Challenge without discussing it, because honestly, what could be more of an FML than people willingly eating something that is only ever meant to be “eaten” by a washing machine?

Since Tide released the product in 2012, Procter & Gamble have had to issue warnings not to ingest the detergent pods because many young children do what children do and put the brightly colored pods in their mouths.

Normally, you would think this kind of warning wouldn’t be necessary for adults, but you would be wrong. Remember, folks, we’re experiencing a regression, it would seem, in intelligence and common sense these days. It was only a matter of time before the Tide Pod Challenge was born. It was all jokes at first, but now people, mostly teens, are sharing videos of themselves literally biting into the candy-colored sacks of chemicals.

A tale of hazardous chemical ingestion would not be complete without the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC), who have not been lacking work in the last couple months. With the rise in consumption of Tide Pods comes a rise in calls to poison control.

In a statement issued by the AAPCC, warning about the “potential poison exposure to single-load laundry packets,” they said that in the first 2 weeks of 2018 alone, there were already 39 cases of teenagers between 13 and 19 deliberately eating detergent pods. That how many cases there were in all of 2016. There were 53 cases in 2017; we’re guessing mostly in the end of the year.

Authorities are panicking to resolve this stupidity epidemic by issuing warnings, statements, and video PSAs on social media, including Tide’s twitter video featuring the Patriots’ tight-end Gronk. When asked if eating Tide Pods was ever a good idea, he responds “No, no, no, no, no, no, no.”

YouTube also vowed to take down any videos of people consuming laundry pods, with Facebook quickly following suit.

 

Come on guys, it should go without saying that eating poison is not a joke, no matter how many people are doing it online. The FML here is clear - it’s an FML for humanity.

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By  Mynxie  |  26

I say let them die from poisoning. Get the stupid out of the gene pool. If you are dumb enough to do these challenges, you don't deserve to live. Darwin is rolling in his grave at the amount of help we give the stupid. And I'm not talking about the mental challenged. I'm talking about normal people doing stupid stuff because there was some stupid challenge.

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By  Razell  |  12

See this is why the poison control people need to bring back "Mr Yuck" stickers.

That way small children and other people who are too stupid to not eat soap can look at the box and see "Oh it has Mr Yuck on it, that must mean it's not good to eat.

By  Glowworm56  |  25

My boyfriend just recently told me about this "challenge." I've vaguely heard of it--but didn't really know much about it.
This is just ridiculous. There is absolutely no reason to do this. What's next? Are teenagers going to go after those little Finish Dishwasher packets because those also come in little candy-like wrappers.

By  Glowworm56  |  25

"Don't you put it in your mouth. (Don't you put it in your mouth) Don't you stuff it in your face. (Don't stuff it in your face) Though it might look good to eat. (Though it might look good to eat) And it might look good to taste. (And it might look good to taste) You could get sick! ICK! Real quick! Ick! Real sick! Real ick!

By  Mynxie  |  26

I say let them die from poisoning. Get the stupid out of the gene pool. If you are dumb enough to do these challenges, you don't deserve to live. Darwin is rolling in his grave at the amount of help we give the stupid. And I'm not talking about the mental challenged. I'm talking about normal people doing stupid stuff because there was some stupid challenge.

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  Mongo999  |  7

Look at how much money we spend on keeping drug overdose idiots alive. Can't stop STUPID!! Our government keeps giving guns and tax money to terrorists, and clean needles to drug users. Drug war doesn't work when you keep rearming the problem. If we let them DIE, we cut the use factor, and maybe others will see there ARE consequences to their actions!

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