Tide Pod Challenge

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This zombie makeup was done by an eighth grader, Katy LaPoint. This picture was posted on Instagram by the account, @katys_specialeffects. Using her makeup she spread awareness by explaining the dangers of the Tide Pod Challenge.

There have been many challenges to hit social media, some made huge differences for the better in the lives of people like during the ASL Ice Bucket challenge. Some have killed many people, like the Bath Salt challenge. But so far, one of the top five deadliest challenges is the Tide Pod challenge. It is unknown, or unsaid, who started the challenge.

In the Tide Pod challenge, people take Tide Pod laundry detergent and bite into it. Some people will even try frying it and then try to see how long they can chew on it. Over 500 people have been admitted to hospitals all over the country because they tried to eat a Tide Pod. Because of all the people that tried to eat Tide Pods, stores now have to lock them up in glass cases. ย Please, DO NOT EAT TIDE PODS!

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Liz Kilgo, Staff Writer

Liz Kilgo is an 8th grader this year and it is her second year on the Smoke Signal staff. One of Liz's favorite activities is cheering. She is on the CMS...


60 Responses to “Tide Pod Challenge”

  1. Nikole the swag on February 14th, 2018 2:40 pm

    I agree with this. There are so many people dying by eating these disgusting tide pods. :3

  2. Octavia Tracy on February 14th, 2018 10:13 pm

    Agreed. This challenge is one of the oddest challenges I’ve ever heard of.

  3. Makayla Trieu on February 20th, 2018 8:20 am

    I totally agree, this challenge is so idiotic. It’s bewilders me when i see videos of them on Instagram/other social media platforms. They’re not getting anything out of it but a trip to the hospital. We’ve seen many stupid challenges, but this one just doesn’t make sense.

  4. Hailey Rehkop on February 20th, 2018 8:41 am


  5. Addison Albaugh on February 20th, 2018 9:10 am

    You would not be fine. You would dead or sick.

  6. Izayah Torres on February 20th, 2018 8:23 am

    I agree because Tide Pods can reach the lungs and burn tissue so plz don’t try this.

  7. Hailey Rehkop on February 20th, 2018 8:41 am

    I totally agree it is so Honorable to eat a tide pod when it specifically says not for children and do not eat.

  8. Christian Kotulski on February 20th, 2018 12:13 pm

    you mean horrible ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hailey Rehkop on February 20th, 2018 3:42 pm


  10. Addison Albaugh on February 20th, 2018 9:07 am

    You the tide pods challenge is dangerous and is very very stupid. Why would you eat them. You probably know that you could die from them. Also if know that people are going to the hospital because of eating them.

  11. Kylan Mabins on February 20th, 2018 9:08 am

    If someone tried to eat tide pods, their morality is way off

  12. Sadie Conway on February 20th, 2018 9:09 am

    I think the tide pop challenge is an incredibly stupid challenge. You are putting your life at risk for social media.

  13. Braden Ross on February 20th, 2018 9:10 am

    I think it is a stupid challenge because you can die from it.

  14. Owen SIfferman on February 20th, 2018 9:13 am

    I think that it is dumb to eat tide pods. And people have died. But its a joke for the most part. The real issue is with little kids eating them. A lot of the videos online of older kids eating them are fake. But good article showing your opinion.

  15. Lizzy Eike on February 20th, 2018 9:14 am

    The tide pod trend is really stupid in my opinion. People get themselves sick and in some cases die from this challenge just for social media. These people need to think about their actions before they commit.

  16. Alex on February 20th, 2018 9:23 am

    I agree you should not eat a tide pod because you could die or get very sick.

  17. Breanne Laughlin on February 20th, 2018 12:08 pm

    I agree with this article why would you even do something this stupid I mean only an Idiot would do this it’s like saying ‘hey let’s eat a tide pod then wash it down with some drain-o’ whats the point of it – dying?

  18. Christian Kotulski on February 20th, 2018 12:08 pm

    tide pods are really bad and they will kill you. So do not eat them (>_<)

  19. Bella on February 20th, 2018 12:08 pm

    I think that this article is very good to spread awareness. I like that the 8th grade did the makeup, but I don’t understand how it tied into the tide pods.

  20. Cheyenne on February 20th, 2018 12:11 pm

    Dont eat tide pods ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Aliyah Glasgow on February 20th, 2018 12:12 pm

    they kill you so dont eat them

  22. Madison on February 20th, 2018 12:13 pm

    dont eat tide pods ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. Emma Bramell on February 20th, 2018 12:14 pm

    I completely agree with you when you say don’t eat Tide Pods.

  24. Braton on February 20th, 2018 12:15 pm

    I think it is very dumb and stupid. you shouldn’t eat a tide pod just to show social media that your cool. you could get really sick or could die. you should never putt your life in danger..

  25. Rose on February 20th, 2018 12:18 pm

    The person who came up with this challenge must have been really dumb. I dont understand how they even thought to try that. Oh lets eat a tidepod, it can kill you that sounds fun. that is really stupid.

  26. Pyrson Houzenga on February 20th, 2018 12:21 pm

    Why eveneat a tide pod, thereare to ways you’ll die, the stuff in the tide pods is so thick that it suffecates you, and they’re poisiness.

  27. Pyrson Houzenga on February 20th, 2018 12:21 pm

    I forgot some spaces ๐Ÿ˜›

  28. Vance Reagan on February 20th, 2018 12:21 pm

    Yes what does the zombie makeup job have to do with Tide pods and eating them. and no tide pods do not effect your face, still don’t do it.

  29. Addison Lowry on February 20th, 2018 12:25 pm

    Yes, I totally agree! You should definitely Not EAT A TIDE POD!

  30. Nick B on February 20th, 2018 12:32 pm

    article is great and DO NOT EAT TIDE PODS!!!!!!!!!!! :0

  31. Reagan Maggard on February 20th, 2018 1:24 pm

    Hold up, hold up. WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU DO THIS CHALLENGE?! You’re basically doing the death challenge. It’s horrible!!!!

  32. Violet on February 20th, 2018 1:29 pm

    Why was this even started as a trend, this is very dumb and what is the point your just hurting yourself.

  33. ABIGAIL on February 20th, 2018 1:30 pm

    I think the tide pod challenge is the most idiotic challenge ever made of all timmmmmmmmmeeeeee.

  34. Hunter Rehkop on February 20th, 2018 1:30 pm

    I agree, eating tide pods are horrible I do not know why people would try this challenge.

  35. Mason Rose on February 20th, 2018 1:31 pm

    This is honestly baffling. Who on Earth would want to do this to themselves? It’s crazy how stores have to lock the tide pods up in cases, just so kids won’t get to them! They probably just want views. It’s so frustrating!

  36. Emma on February 20th, 2018 1:31 pm

    I think its very immature to eat a tide pod it can put you in the hospital or even worse you could die. This is very inappropriate for children under age to look at this stuff on the internet and maybe even try it !!

  37. Quinn on February 20th, 2018 2:18 pm

    I agree.

  38. Gabriella Cotner on February 20th, 2018 1:32 pm

    This is completely ridiculous, it CLEARLY says on the package does NOT CONSUME, and if you do this just for views you could be taking your life. Just think you may not be alive and living if you did this death challenge.

  39. Lily swearengin on February 20th, 2018 1:41 pm

    your are petty much doing a death challenge why would anyone want to do that

  40. Annaliese on February 20th, 2018 2:15 pm

    This challenge just bobbles me of why people do it in the first place

  41. Emma Washburn on February 20th, 2018 2:17 pm

    I agree, this challenge is really stupid I don’t know why people would decide to do this, they know its bad for them so why would they do it?!

  42. Quinn on February 20th, 2018 2:17 pm

    I agree very much with this article when my mom found out about the challenge she literally throughout our tide pods we used.

  43. Harrison on February 20th, 2018 2:19 pm

    I think the tide pod challenge is stupid. who thinks its a good idea to eat some bleach ? bleach = death I learned that when I was 5.

  44. mackenzie rouse on February 20th, 2018 2:21 pm

    i agree because tide pods have hurt a lot of people for stupid reasons

  45. haven henry on February 20th, 2018 2:21 pm

    i totally agree with this story i cant believe people wanna eat poison like i thought our world was better and less stupid then this

  46. mackenzie rouse on February 20th, 2018 2:22 pm

    i agree with her because tide pods have hurt a lot of people for stupid reasons

  47. Jake Sage on February 20th, 2018 2:23 pm

    Do not eat tide pods!!!!!

  48. Taylore Underwood on February 20th, 2018 2:23 pm

    I 100% agree with this article. The Tide Pod challenge is very dumb and unnecessary.

  49. jackson howser on February 20th, 2018 2:25 pm

    tide pods are used for laundry not food

  50. Deion Banks on February 20th, 2018 2:25 pm

    The Tide Pod Challenge Is a waste of people time on the internet. You are basically trying to hurt you self for one main reason so you can be popular…. You won’t be popular. You are going to get called names because you wanted to hurt you self in a way that could kill you. I Agree with you.

  51. Emily on February 20th, 2018 2:27 pm

    This challenge is so dumb like why would you bite in to a tide pod, you can literally die from consuming a tide pod. In the article it said that the tide pod challenge is one of the top five deadliest challenges so your just asking to get hurt and go to the hospital.

  52. Payton Rice on February 20th, 2018 2:29 pm

    I wonder why people eat tide pods?They made a baby seal so baby’s can’t get into the container to eat it so why would people eat them?

  53. Eva on February 20th, 2018 2:32 pm

    This is easily one of the dumbest things that you can do. Tide pods are for washing your clothes/ dishes. NOT for eating, licking, or ingesting in any sort of manner. I hope these people realize how dangerous this is to your body and well being. It says in bold letters on the front of the box: ” Laundry detergent packs may be harmful if swallowed and can irritate eyes.” If you can’t see that then you shouldn’t be handling tide pods in any way. Tide pods or any other laundry detergent is not OK to swallow or ingest.

  54. kelby on February 20th, 2018 2:37 pm

    i think that the tidepod chall=enge is stupid who would want to put your life in danger you are eating danger basically so why do it.

  55. Kya Johnson on February 20th, 2018 9:37 pm

    I agree the challenge is very stupid. You should not be risking your life to be popular or something like that. People are getting more idiotic and we need to do something about it.

  56. Jack on February 25th, 2018 9:18 pm

    click bait.

  57. Kate on March 19th, 2018 4:50 pm

    Um, WHY? I would like to know just why people are eating them. Oh, I know,
    1. social media
    3. Maybe they are just tired of life.

  58. Kate on September 11th, 2018 4:33 pm

    I am sooooooo tired of hearing about this stupid challenge!!!!!!!

  59. KALEB M. on October 25th, 2018 12:27 pm


  60. anonymous on November 1st, 2018 12:58 pm

    What was the point of that picture it was just put on this for more clicks on your article. You should of put a picture that was relevant to the article and frankly appropriate for school.

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