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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    Uh, just to be clear, the article also wrote about children and pets who were chewing and swallowing them, hence my stance on parental misbehavior.
     
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    The first news I heard about these pods were that little children were eating them thinking they were candy, and that was early last year sometime. The experts then advised parents, etc. to make sure that these pods were stored safely away from where little ones could get to them.

    I love using the pods as they are so convenient and no more messy measuring. But it's just me and my Honey here and since those pods don't have nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine in them...I don't have to worry about him trying to eat them. :p
     
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    Same here @Babs Hunt we also use similar pods in the dishwasher.
     
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    Some of them have really bright and pretty colors and I can see why kids might be drawn to them.
     
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    Yes, the new liberal agenda includes dropping the voting age to 16 years old because uh........they're smart?
    The same teen age grouping that decided that snorting and eating Tide Pods was a smart thing to do has decided that snorting condoms is somehow a smart thing to do also.
    They snort the condom and pull it out of their throat.

    Now, the question to me isn't necessarily why kids are doing whatever they do but my concern is with who was sitting in their parent's basement and deciding to try this stuff to begin with?
    Can't you just see some smart kid in front of their computer and suddenly look up from the screen and realize that they have a new condom and nothing to do with it except to unwrap it and stick it up their nose?
    Why, such a revelation that a person can snort up a tubular piece of rubber which is normally used for protective sex, and extract it from their throat is so far beyond any biological research suggested in most colleges I would think that such a person might soar to such heights achieved by Louis Pasteur or Jonas Salk!!

    Yup, I can see it now: a line at the voting booth complete with teens standing their with rubbers dangling from their noses whilst others are pulling them out of their throats via that which exudes such profound intellectual utterances......their mouths.

    I do wonder if they use the lubricated or non or are they the ribbed and color version or just the plain old "let's rough it" condom?
    "Today a condom up my nose, Tomorrow the world"!!!!
     
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    Actually according to the news. Taking a fresh condom and shoving it up one nostril... Then removing thru the mouth is current craze.SMH...the world is in great danger... Thank God I will be gone :D
     
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    Sorry it is early.. My eyes... Just saw Bobby's post.
     
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