Jaeheon Shim
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Please don’t EAT tide pods.

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Why? Why is the internet doing this to us again?!

You probably never thought that eating laundry detergent pods were never going to be a trend. But if plastic toys you spin on your hand can become popular, I guess eating tide pods can too.

I’m kind of worried about how society is heading right now. First, it was the bath salts, then it was the choking game, after that we were trying to get high by listening to music, and now we are eating tide pods because they look like candy.

Youtube has recently removed a plethora of videos showcasing the tide pod challenge. The tide pod challenge is a challenge where someone puts a tide pod into their mouth and eats it, based on the fact that they look like delicious candy.
Apparently, this has been happening for quite a while. The Washington Post reports that there were over 12,000 poison control calls from people eating tide pods in 2017. But only recently has it become viral.

In response, Youtube has pulled down all videos of the tide pod challenge. But we have managed to find one. You can view it below:

Before you put that ‘delicious’ looking tide pod in your mouth, you should at least know what goes into a tide pod.
  • linear alkyl benzene sulfates
  • C12-16 Pareth-9
  • propylene glycol
  • alcohol ethoxy sulfate
  • water
  • polyethyleneimine ethoxylate
  • And much scarier sounding chemicals 

Remember, you should never do things like this because it could be the last thing you do. Just because things look like candy doesn’t mean it is candy. It is reasonable for a three-year-old to eat a tide pod. (On accident
If you are trying to become popular by doing this, know that there are other ways, like starting a blog. 🙂
But if you are stupid enough to do this, please don’t mention us.
We asked Tide what they thought about this Pod Chaos, and this is what they said:
Nothing is more important to us than the safety of people who use our products. We are deeply concerned about conversations related to intentional and improper use of liquid laundry pacs.
Laundry pacs are made to clean clothes. They should not be played with, whatever the circumstance, even if meant as a joke. Like all household cleaning products, they must be used properly and stored safely.
We collaborated with Tide spokesperson Rob Gronkowski to create a safety message that relates to young people who are participating in this conversation on social media. We hope everyone takes this seriously: laundry pacs must only be used for their intended purpose.

So don’t eat tide pods. Please. Laundry detergent isn’t worth your life.

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3 Responses

  1. Kyunam says:

    Yeap.I agree.I would do Blog rather than tasting Tide.

  2. Like says:

    Like!! Thank you for publishing this awesome article.

  3. เพิ่มไลค์เพจ says:

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