The Tide Pod Challenge and Gun Rights

The Tide Pod Challenge and Gun Rights

Most liberals seem to believe that firearms should be illegal because an irresponsible minority misuses them. Looks like detergent needs to be illegal too:

In this latest social media fad, teenagers are putting detergent pods in their mouths in what’s being called the “Tide Pod Challenge.”

Ingredients in the pods include ethanol, hydrogen peroxide and polymers – a highly-toxic mix of detergent meant to wipe out dirt and grime. Manufacturers have been concerned about toddlers mistakenly ingesting them, but now teens are popping them on purpose and posting videos of the results online, reports CBS News correspondent Anna Werner.

The consequences are not pleasant:

The laundry detergent packets pose two potential problems, [Alfred Aleguas of the Florida Poison Information Center in Tampa] said. Children and teens can aspirate on the liquid by inhaling it into their lungs, or they can become ill by ingesting it — experiencing a change in blood pressure and heart rate, losing consciousness or having seizures.

But on the positive side, posting a video of you poisoning yourself might bring lots of visitors to your Facebook page.

The lesson: a world rid of everything that could be dangerous in the hands of fools or sociopaths would resemble a maximum security psychiatric ward.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair and Steve A. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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