Tide Pods Challenge Is The Newest Deadly Trend Among Teenagers

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    I agree, saw that yesterday...crazy and stupid.
     
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    it's nature's way of purging the population of the lower intelligent specimens.
     
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    @Sheldon Scott
    I like your concise synopsis of this! But, what does Nature have to do with the making and use of Tide Detergent? Incredible to me that the Social Media driven Internet could so ridiculously sway peoples' thinking.
    Frank
     
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    OMG and then the trips to the ER. And it gets paid one way or another.

    There should be some kind of follow up counseling for after this kind of thing. Or maybe it would just be a waste.
     
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    @Kitty Carmel , if they try it once and survive, I doubt if they will need follow up counseling. :eek:
     
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    @Shirley Martin
    I hate to say this, and greatly fear I will forever disenchant myself from your most welcome presence: but, IT SERVES THEM RIGHT. The loss of morons..........How UN-PC-like of me. SHAME!
    Frank
     
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    Well what is that? The Darwin Award they call it?

    Some do stupid things and live through it and for some it's the end.
     
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    Humanity simply reeks when it comes to the amounts of stupidity a whole generation can place within it's own historical borders.
    While I do not in any way condone nor even understand swallowing the colorful laundry pods, there does seem to be a pattern to it.
    It's all about the mouth.

    Our own Christian teaching states that it isn't what goes into the mouth that defiles the man, but what comes out of it so........it would be a natural thing for mankind to take that sage advice to another level and swallow anything that is fashionable at the time whilst avoiding the defiling part of regurgitation.
    A college student named Lothrop Withington Jr., while at Boston College in the late 1930's started the fad of "live golf fish swallowing" as a campaign stunt while running for class president. The current record, established in 1974 by a college student in Los Angeles is 300 of the slithery fish.

    And speaking of the 70's and earlier in the 60's, we find that the young embarked upon mind expansion with LSD, Peyote, cow poop laden mushrooms, and just about anything else that might do the trick including smoking banana peels. With the exception of the later, it is amazing how many people died of overdose or simply decided they could fly and jumped off of buildings, bridges and cliffs in their attempt to defy gravity.

    It was once a great thing for the diet to swallow a capsule with the head of a tape worm in it. The worm would grow to 30 or 40 feet and help keep the person slim and trim. And of course one could not include diet information without remembering the Victorian age when people doused their food, diet pills and face creams with arsenic. To think about it, the arsenic levels in things like chicken are so high nowadays, that a tapeworm might not be able to exist even though tapeworm capsules are still legal in some countries.

    One of the latest fads involved Calgon Bath Oil Beads, to what end I have no real idea, but a craze nonetheless. So, the progression to Tide laundry pods seems to me to be one of the most logical steps in the annals of historical stupidity regarding human consumable items. At least, if it doesn't kill the consumer, it will produce the cleanest of colons.

    I do have one concern though. Why do parents leave ANYTHING sitting around knowing that a child will put it into their mouth?
     
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    Peer Pressure is still alive and well all over the World. :)
     
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    @Bobby Cole , these are not children. They are teenagers who should know better. I suppose they will have to take the pods off the market to protect the intellectually challenged.
     
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