Ever since the dawning 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 “Blue Whale Challenge”, for example, preyed upon vulnerable teenagers, encouraging them to engage in increasingly risky behavior that have resulted in suicide. Horrifyingly, it led to the deaths of a number of teens and induced others to self-harm. Now, the most recent potentially life-threatening challenge that teens are engaging is known as the “Tide Pod Challenge”. Unlike the Blue Whale Challenge, the Tide Pod Challenge is, quite literally, what it says on the tin and involves teens putting a pod of detergent into their mouths and attempting to eat it- even though it contains a potentially lethal combining of compounds. In response to this challenge, Procter& Gamble- Tide’s parent corporation- issued a statement, which read, “Our laundry pacs are a highly concentrated detergent “ve been meaning to” clean clothes and they’re employed safely in millions of households every day.” “They should be only are applied to clean clothes and kept up, shut and away from children. They should not be played with, whatever the circumstance is, even if it is meant as a joke.” However, it’s not only adolescents who have been trying out this dangerous and stupid challenge. A human, who appears to be in his mid to late 20 s, decided that he would go one better than the teens eating Tide Pods and vaped one in front of a camera. In the video, which was posted to the Instagram account Vape Tricks, “the mens” can be seen penetrating a Tide Pod and then putting the chemicals in his vape pen. It’s not known what he expected to happen, but the resulting vape looked improbably painful. Despite his immeasurable idiocy, “the mens” appears to have been unharmed by his decision to vape a Tide Pod. However, physicians have warned that eating or vaping Tide Pods could have potentially deadly repercussions. “Swallowing even a small amount of the highly-concentrated cleanser may be 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 occurrences, some of the cleanser could even find its behavior into the lungs and cause breathing difficulties.” “You’ll get burns to the scalp, smolders to the eyes, and a lot of problems that are more severe. Burns to the respiratory tract, ignites to the esophagus, ” Dr. Joe Krug told WXIN. Check out the shocking Tide Pod vape for yourself below, and please do not even hold doing this yourself:
Credit: Vape Tricks