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Apparently I missed something as well, because I had to look it up.

From what I've read, it's a meme similar to the Cinnamon / Ice Bucket / Milk challenges, I guess. Somebody uploads a video of themselves eating Tide pods on social media and people go wacko over it. Not sure where (or how) it started.

It boggles my mind why people think that eating chemicals is a good idea. :rolleyes:
 

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I read that a lot of the challenge with it being on Youtube most do it for the views. I cant imagen why anyone would want to do that. People have died from this its not a fun thing. Our world is strange and I don't understand half of what goes on in it sometimes.

One of my favorite deviantart artiest MemesAreFunny made a meme picture that sums it up well
 

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Yea this is mind boggling for sure. Children have died by ingesting Tide Pods. They are super toxic. These kids are going to be the ones to run our world one day. I hate to see what kind of brains they will have left eating laundry detergent. You don't have to swallow something for the chemicals to circulate through your system. I found that out when I licked a lollipop from Mexico. I am so allergic to pepper. I thought if I licked it and spit it out I would be fine. Nope, my heart went into tachycardia, I broke out in a rash and was in pain for two days. I never swallowed anything. I just wanted to know what Cayenne pepper and watermelon mixed would taste like. One lick was the lick of doom for me.
Oh and that combination is just plain awful. Baaaaa
 
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I remember my grandmother tell me when I was little and laundry soap smelled so good I told her I wanted to eat it. She said " just cause it smells good hun does not mean you should eat it". So I never did. Also being told I have to get a shot or my stomach pumped my have also help me not try soap.
 

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My parents used to "wash my mouth out" by making me hold a bar of soap in my mouth for five minutes whenever I said something they didn't like. It may smell good, but that doesn't mean it'll taste good. Ach, I can still remember that nastiness. Also the fluoride treatments from the dentist that were little tubs you had to hold in your mouth for five minutes. ...and people wonder how I've managed to suppress my gag reflex into non existence. Bleck!
 

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@Tak I was thinking the exact same thing when I heard about this. Soap in your mouth was punishment when I was a kid! You backtalked? you sassed? soap in the mouth! These kids can't even come up with something original LOL
 
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@Tak I was thinking the exact same thing when I heard about this. Soap in your mouth was punishment when I was a kid! You backtalked? you sassed? soap in the mouth! These kids can't even come up with something original LOL

I didn't even know, much less use curse words. The worst I could come up with was snotball. That got me soap. Usually they did it because they said I was lying. My sister was always a believable liar, so I got the soap. Another thing I vowed never to do to my daughter.
 

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I figured out how to deal with my mother when I was young. She tried the soap in the mouth thing with me when I was around 4. I told her it tasted wonderful and she never did it again. Wink

It was the same thing with the "if you don't pick up what is on the floor in your room, I am throwing it in the trash." She came in tossed my barbies in the trash. I picked up my shoes and put them in the trash. She took the items out of the trash and put them up in her closet and when she tried to give them back, I handed them back to her and said. Nope, don't want them anymore. That was the last time I ever played with Barbie or wore those shoes.

You have to know though that I was an abused child. Any time I could fight I would even if it was shocking, it was my only way to keep my sanity. She was so very mean to me. I had ADD and other problems and instead of understanding my special needs she expected perfection. So, I guess I just got sick of it quite early in life. Eventually, she sought out help with me and the cleaning and the therapist explained to her that with the attention and focus issues which we didn't have a name for back then...she would need to help me. So, we were given a particular plan and it really helped me not get overwhelmed and then, finally I was able to clean my room. That she did right, but not before crushing my spirit.

I love my mom though, she was hideously neglected as a child and was only a child practically herself when she had me. She had no role models for motherhood so, I got all the anger and stuff from her childhood. It wasn't her fault what happened. I see that now.

I recently heard that putting soap in a child's mouth is considered child abuse by today's rules. Positive Guidance is always better and role modeling appropriate behavior.
 
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I figured out how to deal with my mother when I was young. She tried the soap in the mouth thing with me when I was around 4. I told her it tasted wonderful and she never did it again. Wink

It was the same thing with the "if you don't pick up what is on the floor in your room, I am throwing it in the trash." She came in tossed my barbies in the trash. I picked up my shoes and put them in the trash. She took the items out of the trash and put them up in her closet and when she tried to give them back, I handed them back to her and said. Nope, don't want them anymore. That was the last time I ever played with Barbie or wore those shoes.

You have to know though that I was an abused child. Any time I could fight I would even if it was shocking, it was my only way to keep my sanity. She was so very mean to me. I had ADD and other problems and instead of understanding my special needs she expected perfection. So, I guess I just got sick of it quite early in life. Eventually, she sought out help with me and the cleaning and the therapist explained to her that with the attention and focus issues which we didn't have a name for back then...she would need to help me. So, we were given a particular plan and it really helped me not get overwhelmed and then, finally I was able to clean my room. That she did right, but not before crushing my spirit.

I love my mom though, she was hideously neglected as a child and was only a child practically herself when she had me. She had no role models for motherhood so, I got all the anger and stuff from her childhood. It wasn't her fault what happened. I see that now.
@tulagirl you're amazing, you know that?
 

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I now can't look at Tide Pods the same ever again whenever I walk by them in stores

 

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How is that? I wish I had been nicer to mom after finding out what happened to her. I still struggle with being nice to her. Ugggg
You found ways to stand up for yourself and stay you. You also accept her, understand why she's the way she is, and do your best to be a great daughter.

I caved. I started lying. Telling her what she wanted to hear since the truth of me wasn't good enough. I understand why she's the way she is, but she'll never accept me, and, though I accept her, I refuse to continue to shape my life around her. My siblings can do that, lol. I only shape myself for my daughter.
 

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Well, I don't feel like a good daughter at all especially not right now. My heart is good though, but my moods are not allowing me any patience. Oh I lied a lot too. I suppose many kids do. When it comes to bio dad I am not talking with him at all. I have not seen him since I was like 21. Mom has accepted me to a certain extent once she realized just how ill I was I guess. She has tried, but it took many years to get to that point. She has her good side though too. I can think of many wonderful things she did. I want to forget all the bad stuff. I need to be hit by lightning. ROFLOL
 

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I weep for the future of this country. If they are not eating Tide Pods they are snorting condoms. Kids these days are pretty dumb - LOL!
 

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Both condom snorting and tide pod challenge are internet hoaxes
 

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If they are hoaxes then why is the news media reporting on them? LOL! I guess just more proof that the news media in this country is the real fake news :p
 
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