Who Here Can Eat The Most Laundry Detergent? Might be Fake News, Might Not Be, Just Can’t Tell Anymore.

A bizarre new trend dubbed the “Tide Pod Challenge” is gaining popularity among teens on social media — and doctors say it could land them in the emergency room.

The challenge involves people popping the small laundry detergent pacs and posting videos of themselves chewing and gagging on the oozing product online.

If someone swallows a small amount of the concentrated detergent in the pods, it could result in diarrhea and vomiting. And it can even creep into the lungs and burn the respiratory tract, making it incredibly difficult to breathe, Dr. Alfred Aleguas Jr., managing director of the Florida Poison Information Center told USA Today.

The D.C.-based not-for-profit National Capital Poison Center reported that biting into a pod can cause “serious injury or even death.” Rubbing the product into the eyes can make the eyes burn, too.

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    Embrace natural selection.

    • Editor

      Exactly. This should thin the “stupid” herd.

  • Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

    • Editor

      I read that in Homer’s voice for some reason.

      • canminuteman

        Didn’t we all?

  • Exile1981

    I encourage all the #notmypresident crowd to do this as a sign they will not submit to Trump.

  • Tooth&Claw

    If it’s not the milk challenge, it’s the cinnamon challenge, or snorting wasabi and soy sauce, now it’s eating detergent? Who are these idiots that come up with this stuff?

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    I need to invent a line of snack detergent.

  • UCSPanther

    Anyone who eats household cleaning products deserves what they get..

  • Watchman

    Next ‘challenge’ fad: Russian Roulette with semi-automatic pistols. /sarc

  • Blind Druid

    Make up stickers “Halal certified Watermelon/Fried Chicken flavour” and put them on the product boxes. Kill two birds with one stone.