Condom snorting challenge' is the latest dangerous trend to go viral on the internet

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  1. Gutwrench Contributor

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    I see no reason why they should be allowed to buy a handgun or vote. Nor will I listen to one minute of what they have to say.
     
  2. shyam09 macrumors 68020

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    I wonder what the next trend will be. Cramming chewed gum into your ears (pushing it in with a q-tip), waiting 2 minutes, and then trying to pull it out with your fingers?
     
  3. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Hot Sauce Eye Drops?
     
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    I don't believe these 'trends' are really occurring. In the Tide Pod stupidity
    how many confirmed idiots were reported? I think the number was zero. Faked all
    the way in my opinion - just like this new 'trend'.

    If there is any chance this is a real 'thing' - then I think all health services
    should be denied anyone this stupid. Let Darwin rule.
     
  5. statik13 macrumors regular

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    Sadly, voting doesn't require intelligence.
     
  6. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Seems like Snopes disagrees with you.

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/tide-pod-challenge/
     
  7. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    I think it's more important to understand that one subset of the population of young adults doesn't equate to the rest of the population of young adults.
     
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    But, one of the weird things about the TidePods was that it seems like someone pretended to do it, people made jokes about doing it, and then a few—40—actually did it.

    What's fascinating is how quickly people took up the idea that young people are stupid because they were eating Tide pods, but if there's only 40 instances, that doesn't really say much about the generation—how many Boomers drove their cars into a lake because the GPS told them to?
     
  9. NT1440 macrumors G5

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    Is the world full of geezers these days? Do you people honestly believe every couple of weeks there are LEGITIMATE new “games” and challenges? Or perhaps these are the equivalent of the never ending “razor blades in the Apples” Halloween stories that come up every year?

    There was no actual “knock out game”, no real “tide pod challenge”, only viral coverage of the latest stupid story spun from a couple of YouTube videos that adults stupidly graft onto a moral panic about “kids these days”.
     
  10. D.T. macrumors G3

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    "I'm bored, I think I'll ingest some dangerous chemicals ..."

    Hey kids, here's a few things to do when you're bored:

    - learn some coding
    - study a foreign language
    - take up an instrument
    - practice some yoga
    - read a book
    - bike, skateboard, surf
    - **** it, watch some TV, play a video game ... might not be particularly creative or productive, but it's _probably_ not lethal.
     
  11. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    Isn't that what we do now as a society? Take the actions of a few and apply it to larger groups?
     
  12. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, and it strikes me as consistently problematic.
     
  13. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    Even if the ones who started the idea faked it, there will be does who will think its real and do it.

    NOT trying to start it, but someone fakes a russian roulette, someone will try and mimic, for real.
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G5

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    I honestly believe most videos of people doing these things are just trolling the gullible.
     
  15. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    And previous generations and this generation mostly did drugs or drank alcohol.
     
  16. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Don't give people ideas! ;)
     
  17. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    I believe it, and result in cleansing (word pun intended) the world of idiots.

    Darwin Awards anyone?
     
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    Whether it’s a few people doing this or a lot, the capacity humans have for coming up with new idiotic ways to injure or kill themselves truly astonishes me.
     
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    Do "now"? We've always done that. It's human nature to do it. The challenge is resisting this basal instinct to judge the many by the few.
     
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    I'm now tempted to challenge you to eat an entire stick of butter.
     
  23. CaptMurdock Suspended

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    Think this is anything new? How long ago was cattle mutilation a thing? Thirty, forty years ago?

    That said, these kids should do something slightly more productive, like eating every flavor of cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory. Or testing those 99 cent store gadgets that you see and nobody seems to buy.
     

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