Ever heard about the Tide Pod Challenge? Apparently, it’s the new challenge that went viral on the internet most recently – and it’s truly crazy! In the said trend, participants of the challenge (who are mostly teens) take on a dare to eat the bright-colored detergent.
Sounds gross, you say? Well it’s actually much more than that because it could be potentially deadly, the experts warn.
Parents and authorities are alarmed because of the disturbing challenge.
According to reports, the first two weeks of January recorded “39 cases of teens biting into the laundry detergent”. This was a big jump compared to the 53 cases throughout 2017.
To make matters worse, the third week had 86 teen cases reported.
American Association of Poison Control Centers CEO Stephen Kaminstki had this to say:
“Since our first alert to this life-threatening activity, the trend of intentionally ingesting single-load laundry packets has increased in its popularity despite repeated warnings.
“We cannot stress enough how dangerous this is to the health of individuals – it can lead to seizure, pulmonary edema, respiratory arrest, coma, and even death.”
Teens are filming themselves while eating the detergent and then later upload the said clip on YouTube.
Fortunately, YouTube has been quick to act regarding the hype and have pulled down videos right away.
Meanwhile, Tide has issued a public statement regarding the matter.
David Taylor, CEO of Procter & Gamble, the makers of Tide, said:
“Ensuring the safety of the people who use our products is fundamental to everything we do at P&G.
“However, even the most stringent standards and protocols, labels and warnings can’t prevent intentional abuse fuelled by poor judgment and the desire for popularity.
“As P&G’s CEO, I assure you we’re working with our partners to do what we can to stop this dangerous trend, including ensuring social media networks are removing videos that glorify this harmful behaviour, partnering with advocacy and industry groups to help spread the word that this is dangerous behaviour not to be copied, and releasing this public service announcement that is designed to reach teens and young adults – in addition to other steps we’ve taken.
“Let’s all take a moment to talk with the young people in our lives and let them know that their life and health matter more than clicks, views and likes. Please help them understand that this is no laughing matter.”
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70 Hilarious Classical Art Memes That Make Art More Entertaining
Just another reason to appreciate art even more.
They say that one of the things you should do before you die is visit museums and art galleries. And doing so is a satisfying and overwhelming experience, most especially for the casual visitors. But hey, this work of art has managed to become a source of fun and hilarity. Along with the rise of social media, classical art memes became a thing.
We here at Elite Readers have compiled a list of these hilarious memes for your satisfaction. From what girls are really doing when in the bathroom to proving the idea that hustlers tried to sell Jesus, we got them all for you. And yes, we are confident these memes will make you laugh in a classic way.
Scroll down below and check them out. You can thank us later!...
Young Girl Dies After Paramedics Said She Has Common Flu And Doesn’t Need Treatment
The paramedics said she’s gonna be okay and left.
The flu season is at its peak again. Many individuals go down with the flu, and in some cases things don't turn out well, particularly for those with compromised immune systems. For instance, the flu virus may become worse in people who are at risk of complications such as pregnant women, infants, children, and older adults.
Now, a six-year-old girl, Emily Muth, died of influenza, one of the many others who has suffered complications from the viral disease.
The heartbreaking thing is, her mother called for an ambulance because Emily had a hard time breathing.
30 Vehicle Ads That Turned Out To Be Hilarious Epic Fails
These vehicle ads probably weren’t given much thought!
When done right, advertisements on vehicles can be an effective tool to market your brand or spread awareness about your cause. One obvious advantage of it when compared to a traditional, say, billboard is that your ad isn’t stuck in one place. You will be able to reach more people with it, especially if the vehicle travels constantly.
However, the potential embarrassment can also great if the design wasn’t exactly given a lot of thought. Case in point, the vehicle ads you will see in this compilation have become memorable but in very hilarious ways. The designers obviously made huge mistakes in these ads.
Sure, the error may be purely unintentional but that’s probably what makes it funny....