WATCH: Tide Pod Challenge
The "Tide Pod Challenge," is simple. Pop one in your mouth and bite down on the seal to release the brightly-colored liquid soap and powdered detergent. For some reason, this is a "thing" with teens and young adults right now. Clearly, no one told them that printed on every container of laundry detergent packs are the words, "May be harmful if swallowed."
Even a small amount of the highly-concentrated detergent found in pods can cause diarrhea and vomiting. In some cases, some of the detergent could even find its way into the lungs and cause breathing difficulties.