Ever since the dawn of social media, bizarre “challenges” have swept across the internet. While some have been relatively harmless and fun like the “Ice Bucket Challenge” which raised thousands for charity, others have been ridiculously dangerous.
The ‘Tide Pod Challenge’ is one of the stupidest trends out there at the moment. If the Internet phenomenon has somehow escaped you, here’s the deal: people are eating laundry detergent, or pretending to, as part the Tide Pod Challenge. The reason why anyone would do this is unclear, and the only explanation I can offer is that some people lack the minimum intellect and common sense required to recognize that a package of laundry detergent is, in fact, not a tasty fruit snack intended for human consumption.
An Instagram user has taken the Tide Pod Challenge to a new level by attempting to vape the laundry pods.
Despite the warnings, an Instagram user who specialises in vape tricks recently shared a video of himself trying to vape the liquid from a Tide pod. Needless to say, it doesn’t turn out so well.
He starts his neat party trick by poking a hole in one, squeezing the soap into his vape, and filling his lungs with clean scent of Tide. As you’d expect, the dude doesn’t look like he enjoys vaping the Tide Pod juice, as he immediately crumples away spluttering in a haze of smoke. Thankfully the traumatic experience doesn’t look to have affected the guy too much as the vid quickly moves on to him summoning a vape from his mouth like a big fireball.
However, doctors have warned that eating or vaping Tide Pods could have potentially deadly consequences.
“Swallowing even a small amount of the highly-concentrated detergent found in pods can cause diarrhea and vomiting,” Dr. Alfred Aleguas Jr., managing director of the Florida Poison Information Center in Tampa, said to Maxim. “In some cases, some of the detergent could even find its way into the lungs and cause breathing difficulties.”
A lot of people really cannot believe this needs to be said.What should Tide PODs be used for? DOING LAUNDRY. Nothing else. DO NOT EAT or VAPE Tide Pods! Seriously! It’s literally poison and they taste like death.