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According to Consumer Reports, the liquids inside laundry pods contain chemicals that can burn the mouth, digestive system and stomach. In an effort to stem the spread of the challenge, both Facebook and YouTubes parent company Google removed Tide Pod Challenge videos from their platforms. After the initial backlash subsided, many people began making jokes about the challenge and some restaurants and bakeries made food that looked like Tide pods. (Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa USA/TNS)

The psychology behind stupidity

Tori Waltz November 21, 2018

Back in January, the "Tide Pod challenge" swept social media. This infamous dare urged users, primarily teenagers, to bite into laundry detergent packets filled with lethal chemicals and upload their reactions...

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Trend between teens and Tide Pods is troubling

Adam Livingston February 3, 2018

The consumption of Tide Pods, a line of laundry detergent pack from Proctor & Gamble’s Tide brand, is a new viral trend among teenagers. Community members demonstrate that the craze is happening...

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