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flo's avatar

Is it fake news that children are eating Tide PODS?

Asked by flo (12974points) January 26th, 2018

If so, who started the fake news?

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chyna's avatar

No it’s true.

Aethelwine's avatar

It’s true. I would share links but you might consider them fake news sources. Which sources will you accept?

YARNLADY's avatar

There are/were videos on youtube since removed.

johnpowell's avatar

It is true. But it is like 100 idiots out of 7 billion. So fuck if I care.

flutherother's avatar

Strange but true…

“In the first 15 days of 2018, 39 people between the ages of 13 and 19 contacted the American Association of Poison Control Centres (AAPCC) to report issues of intentional poisoning.
Swallowing Tide pods were related to 91% of these, according to the AAPCC.”

Lightlyseared's avatar

No. Small kids have a long history of putting stuff they shouldn’t in their mouths.

flo's avatar

One, anyway, source is saying that these kids are just trying to make it look like they are eating when they’re just biting and spitting it out etc. just to get a viral just to get attention… I’m looking for the link I found yesterday. The teens, not the toddlers. Are there that many parents/babysitters…not paying attention to the little kids?

RocketGuy's avatar

They are supposed to just bite down and spit it out. Some must be swallowing the goop residue that remains after trying to spit it out, others did not get the memo about spitting it out.

SergeantQueen's avatar

It’s true. Honestly, It’s just like that stupid thing that occurred in the early 2000s I believe. “The Choking Game” where kids would choke themselves to get high and a lot ended up killing themselves. I’m sure there was a stupid fad like these in the 90s and maybe even 80s Teens are looking for dumb ways to get high/participate in trends to the point where they are seriously hurting themselves.
Lots of people are saying “Well let them be stupid. They need to learn a lesson or two” and I don’t agree with that at all. People are getting sent to the hospital, causing parents to have to pay medical bills over this, and some people are possibly dying. I don’t think there is a lot that we can do to stop this, because people will always find something dumb to do, but just dismissing it is kind of dumb and allowing it to happen.
I use social media a lot, and I saw the tide pod memes when they first started happening. I thought they were kind of funny. But, I never would have ever thought people were going to take it to such a level.

flo's avatar

Ok. I just don’t get it. By the way the word viral is not a typo, I meant “viral video”

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