Idiot Combines 2 Bad Fads, Vapes a Tide Pod
The latest bizarre social media challenge might also be one of the most idiotic.
It involves vaping and Tide Pods.
You read that right.
Not too long ago, a nasty trend known as the Tide Pod Challenge emerged mainly among teenagers. It involved ingesting the detergent pods.
There is no clear reason as to why anyone would do this, and there certainly is no benefit.
Nevertheless, countless teenagers took videos of themselves eating the colorful pods.
Of course, it didn’t take long for reports of dangerous incidents to make the news.
If eating a Tide Pod is not bad enough, one guy decided to vape the dangerous combination of chemicals in the tiny packs.
Things did not turn out so well for that guy, identified as Kevin Trinidad by KENS.
He actually uploaded a video of himself vaping the liquid, but has since deleted it.
It’s hard not to blame him, as this kind of thing certainly is not what anyone wants to be known for. However, images of Trinidad’s reaction to vaping the detergent are still on the internet:
Needless to say, vaping a Tide Pod is idiotic.
In fact, doing anything with a Tide Pod other than tossing one in the washing machine with a load of clothes is dumb.
WXIN reported that Tide’s parent company, Procter & Gamble, issued a warning about such stunts.
“Our laundry pacs are a highly concentrated detergent meant to clean clothes and they’re used safely in millions of households every day. They should be only used to clean clothes and kept up, closed and away from children. They should not be played with, whatever the circumstance is, even if it is meant as a joke,” the company said.
Dr. Joe Krug of St. Vincent Health told WXIN that the damage done by eating, or vaping, the concentrated liquid cannot be undone.
That damage includes burns to the skin, the eyes, the respiratory tract and esophagus, Krug said.
Tide has done its best to inform the public about the dangers of using the detergent for anything other than laundry, but as they say, you can’t fix stupid.
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