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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2017, 07:41:17 am »
That's what I thought too! But then I thought, how is she gonna do that with a helmet on?

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2018, 04:55:08 am »
I've said this for a number of years now, people are getting more and more stupid.

Poison control calls 'spike' due to online laundry pod challenge

http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/17/health/tide-laundry-pod-challenge-poison-control/index.html

It used to be that washing your kid's mouth out with soap was seen as a punishment. Now, authorities are trying to keep teens from doing just that.

Teens have been increasingly biting into laundry pods, with some posting the videos online as part of a "challenge," according to a statement Tuesday by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. The results can be potentially harmful or even deadly.

In the first 15 days of the new year, poison control centers received 39 such calls -- the same number they received in all of 2016, the association said.

In videos posted on YouTube and social media, people gag, cough and sometimes begin foaming at the mouth after biting into laundry pods.

"The 'laundry packet challenge' is neither funny nor without serious health implications," Stephen Kaminski, the association's CEO and executive director, said in a statement Tuesday. "We have seen a large spike in single-load laundry packet exposures among teenagers since these videos have been uploaded."

Poison control centers have handled over 50,000 calls about laundry packets over the past five years, the vast majority being accidents involving kids younger than 5 years old. But 13- to 19-year-olds have been responsible for more than 130 intentional exposures since 2016, according to the association.

The laundry pods, which contain brightly colored detergent packaged in a clear film, dissolve easily in water. But they can also release their toxic ingredients when they come into contact with saliva or wet hands, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

"The liquid detergent in the pods is not the same as regular liquid detergent. It has a higher concentration of surfactants, chemicals that are responsible for stain removal," Eric J. Moorhead, president and principal scientist of Good Chemistry LLC, previously told CNN.

In the past, children have been hospitalized with difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness and temporary vision loss due to chemical burns to the eye, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In 2015, laundry packets were the third most common cause of unintentional poisoning in children under 5, behind acetaminophen and blood pressure medication.

The ingredients in laundry pods might also cause seizures, fluid in the lungs, respiratory arrest, coma or death, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.
"The intentional misuse of these products poses a real threat to the health of individuals," Kaminski said.

Tide warns consumers on packaging that the laundry pods can be harmful if put in the mouth or eyes.

In a statement from Tide's parent company, Procter & Gamble, representative Petra Renck wrote, "Nothing is more important to us than the safety of people who use our products. We are deeply concerned about conversations related to intentional and improper use of liquid laundry pacs and have been working with leading social media networks to remove harmful content that is not consistent with their policies."

The company has released its own messages on social media, saying that the pods should be used for doing laundry -- and nothing else.

The laundry pods' colorful design has come under some criticism for their gelatinous, dessert-like appearance.

"What they need to do now is first of all, take these things off the shelves, and ... put them back in a way that does not look edible, appetizing, exciting or anything else," branding expert Bruce Turkel, CEO of Turkel Brands, told CNN's Richard Quest on Monday.

"You want to have a real challenge?" Turkel asked. "Get teenagers to do their own laundry."
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2018, 04:57:30 am »
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2018, 04:58:10 am »
Remember back when you were growing up and you did something stupid just because your friends did it? Your mom would ask you, "if your friends jumped off of a bridge would you do the same?"

It's seems that teens these day will jump off the damn bridge, as long as their friends are posting vids of it online that is.  :o
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2018, 05:27:05 am »
I learned early in life that I was fully capable of doing stupid stuff on my own without having to watch someone do something stupid first.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2018, 07:17:36 am »
More of the same...

Tennessee teen allegedly shot in head during internet challenge, officials say

A new internet fad is reportedly responsible for a shooting in Tennessee that critically injured a teen and led to an arrest.

Sherman Lackland, 21, was at E’s 24 Hour Cafe in Memphis on Thursday morning when he and two others were playing the “No Lackin Challenge,” according to Fox 19, citing a police affidavit.

The game, according to the document, is when “people get into fake arguments” and draw their guns at one another.

But Thursday’s incident ran afoul when Lackland allegedly fired his handgun by accident, shooting his 17-year-old friend in the right side of his head, according to the affidavit. Police said the teen was brought to the hospital in critical condition and was eventually “downgraded to extremely critical.”

Lackland reportedly did not have a carry permit for the weapon.

A witness on the scene recalled hearing the gun go off and said Lackland was emotional, Fox 19 reported.

"A real loud bang, then I see the guy across from him fall in the floor,” Thomas Fitzpatrick, who was at the restaurant at the time, said. "He started grabbing him and telling him to get up and then he was kind of mad and was swinging stools and stuff.”

Lackland was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon, police said.

Challenge-type games have long been fueled by internet exposure. One of the most recent and more highly publicized has been the Tide pod challenge. Videos on social media are showing kids biting into brightly colored liquid laundry detergent packets. Or cooking them, ingesting them and spitting up soap.

According to The Washington Post, last year U.S. poison control centers received reports of more than 10,500 children younger than 5 who were exposed to the capsules. The same year, nearly 220 teens were reportedly exposed, and about 25 percent of those cases were intentional, the paper said, citing data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

The Post's article, published earlier this month, said that there have been close to 40 reported cases among teenagers so far in 2018 — half of them intentional.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2018, 07:37:28 am »
According to The Washington Post, last year U.S. poison control centers received reports of more than 10,500 children younger than 5 who were exposed to the capsules. The same year, nearly 220 teens were reportedly exposed, and about 25 percent of those cases were intentional, the paper said, citing data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Exposed?  You are are exposed to disease, radiation, etc. These knuckleheads are making a choice.

The morons pulling guns in public are going to get bystanders killed. Their parents need beat about the head and shoulders with a 2x4.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2018, 07:57:06 am »
I find the whole Tide capsule thing interesting. I wonder if swallowing one of those with, say, a pair of socks would result in clean socks? Might be a great way to 'rinse out a few things' when traveling and such. It could even be a little public service; out to dinner with friends and someone spills something on his tie? No problem- I can 'freshen' that right up for you.....

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According to The Washington Post, last year U.S. poison control centers received reports of more than 10,500 children younger than 5 who were exposed to the capsules. The same year, nearly 220 teens were reportedly exposed, and about 25 percent of those cases were intentional, the paper said, citing data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers.

Exposed?  You are are exposed to disease, radiation, etc. These knuckleheads are making a choice.

The morons pulling guns in public are going to get bystanders killed. Their parents need beat about the head and shoulders with a 2x4.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2018, 08:52:04 am »
This is what happens when phone booths are removed from the young peoples habitat. They adapt to new things on their own.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/30270/cramming-people-thing-photo-history A perfectly good outlet for rambunctiousness is removed from their landscape, and without adult guidance to safer stupid stuff, they are allowed to come up with stupid stuff on their own. A perfect recipe for detergent eating, fake gun play, extended childhood, etc. If only more parents or teachers would tell their kids not to eat live goldfish then we wouldn't be in this mess when they decide to rebel.  ::)
 This is not helping: https://youtu.be/lSnF-bLVLnw

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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2018, 06:42:16 am »
This is what happens when phone booths are removed from the young peoples habitat. They adapt to new things on their own.
http://mentalfloss.com/article/30270/cramming-people-thing-photo-history A perfectly good outlet for rambunctiousness is removed from their landscape, and without adult guidance to safer stupid stuff, they are allowed to come up with stupid stuff on their own. A perfect recipe for detergent eating, fake gun play, extended childhood, etc. If only more parents or teachers would tell their kids not to eat live goldfish then we wouldn't be in this mess when they decide to rebel.  ::)
 This is not helping: https://youtu.be/lSnF-bLVLnw


Finding a phone booth is hard, stuffing 17 or 18 Russians into a car, not so much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zItJedEZB8M
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2018, 08:21:26 pm »
Now here is STUPIDDDDDD. (The extra  stupiddddd is because it is promoted by a completely bogus pseudo-religious group and the victims are children.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/autism-bleach-california-us-genesis-ii-church-mms-scientology-a7409186.html


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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #26 on: January 29, 2018, 04:56:31 am »
Now here is STUPIDDDDDD. (The extra  stupiddddd is because it is promoted by a completely bogus pseudo-religious group and the victims are children.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/autism-bleach-california-us-genesis-ii-church-mms-scientology-a7409186.html


Wow! You're right, that IS stupid!

Lord save us from the stupid people.  :nuts:
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #27 on: January 29, 2018, 05:18:08 am »
Wow! You're right, that IS stupid!

Lord save us from the stupid people.  :nuts:

They could drink more bleach.
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2018, 05:46:21 am »
More news about the stupidity of the current crop of social media idiots.

There you go, fry those Tide pods up in a pan and get em nice a melty before you eat em.

Mom and dad will wonder where all of their (relatively) expensive pods have gone. You know that these teens aren't buying those pods themselves.

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/01/26/teens-eating-more-tide-pods-than-ever-despite-efforts-to-stop-trend.html
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Re: Stupid is as stupid does
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2018, 05:57:12 am »
If they develop autism from eating detergent pods they can clean them up with a bleach chaser.
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