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The Government Just Actually Had To Warn People Not To Eat Tide Pods

By Robert Acosta

It's important to be wary of "challenges" on the internet. Some are real and for a good cause, like the "Ice Bucket Challenge" or "Mannequin Challenge" from 2014 and 2016, respectively. For every real one, there's a dozen fake ones, like the "Tide Pod Challenge," where you place one of the cleaning tablets in your mouth. How did this start? Turns out, people think they look delicious. 

A recent trend on social media is people noticing how delectable Tide Pods look, as if they're filled with a gooey, fruit-like center as opposed to actual, liquid death.