Teens aren’t slowing down on the Tide Pod challenge, according to the latest horrifying numbers

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Brace yourselves: there has been an embarrassing uptick in the number of teens eating Tide Pods.

With a “HIGH ALERT,” the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) shared an urgent press release on the current state of Tide Pod consumption in the United States. 

“Last week, AAPCC reported that during the first two weeks of 2018, the country’s poison control centers handled thirty-nine intentional exposures cases among thirteen to nineteen year olds,” the report read. 

That number didn’t last long, however.  “That number has increased to eighty-six such intentional cases among the same age demographic during the first three weeks of 2018.”

TEENS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? 

“We cannot stress enough how dangerous this is to the health of individuals—it can lead to seizure, pulmonary edema, respiratory arrest, coma, and even death,” Stephen Kaminski, AAPCC’s CEO and Executive Director, wrote. 

Once again, this is not a joke. Do not eat the Tide pods

This increase comes on the heels of massive efforts from Proctor & Gamble, the producer of Tide Pods, to slow the roll of this horrible trend. They’ve partnered with YouTube to remove videos of kids eating Tide Pods, and Amazon has removed those commenting online about how delicious the forbidden fruit is. Additionally, P&G released a statement to warn consumers and hired New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski to spread the word. 

If you still feel the urge to eat one, or know someone who is going through an unfortunate Tide Pod phase themselves, take a note from AAPCC’s statement and call Poison Help hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or text Poison to 797979. 

Read more: https://mashable.com/2018/01/25/tide-pod-eating-numbers-increase/

Twitter troll opens up after Sarah Silverman responds with kindness

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When a troll called comedian Sarah Silverman the C-word on Twitter, she responded with level-headed kindness, finding out he was in a lot of pain and eventually helping him pay for his medical bills.

On Dec. 28, Twitter user Jeremy Jamrozy responded rudely to one of Silverman’s tweets where she was trying to reach out to a Trump supporter in the hope of understanding where they were coming from. Instead of ignoring him or responding angrily, she went in a completely different direction, taking the two down a path that eventually led to her helping him take care of his medical expenses.

Jamrozy, it turns out, has several slipped discs in his spine, and with no insurance and no way to work through the pain, he is unable to cover the costs of fixing it on his own. Along with that, he was dealing with the trauma of an abuse he suffered when he was 8 years old, he told Silverman on Twitter.

After a series of back-and-forth messages, Silverman asked Jamrozy to go to a support group. He agreed to go, and apologized for being rude.

The conversation continued and grew friendlier and friendlier throughout the day, with Jamrozy telling Silverman he enjoys her comedy, is amazed by her love for humanity, and that she’s got herself a fan in him.

As for his back problems, Jamrozy went for a consultation to see what needed to be done to help him get back on his feet. It was not going to be a simple, cheap path to recovery, so Jamrozy started a GoFundMe campaign and Silverman gave him a shout out on her Twitter.

In an interview with My San Antonio, Jamrozy said Silverman offered to pay for his medical expenses. 

With donations coming in from people on his GoFundMe, Jamrozy was inspired to spread that money around to other people who need help in the San Antonio area where he lives.

“I was once a giving and nice person, but too many things destroyed that and I became bitter and hateful,” Jamrozy told My San Antonio. “Then Sarah showed me the way. Don’t get me wrong, I still got a long way to go, but it’s a start.”

Read more: http://mashable.com/2018/01/06/sarah-silverman-troll/

Husband and wife making snow angels for Instagram are relationship goals

Christmas is a time to show our nearest and dearest just how much we love them. But some people really know how to go the distance. 

Case in point Taylor Burkhalter’s mum and dad.

Baurkhalter paid tribute to his folks on Christmas eve with a tweet captioned: “I’ve learned more about love from watching my dad reluctantly rearrange the living room so my mom can make snow angel boomerangs for her 29 Instagram followers than anything else in life.” 

The adorable tweet has since been retweeted over 200 thousand times. The level of dedication was not lost on people:  

Unsurprisingly Taylor’s mom Libby, a personal trainer and health coach based in Louisana, has gained a helluva lot of Instagram followers.

Her page had 9,704 followers and rising at the time of publication. 

Nice work. 

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/26/instagram-husband-snow-angel/

Zach Braff is the new illegal face of male enhancement pills in Ukraine, and he’s pretty cool with it

It’s important to have a sense of humor about yourself and when people use you to sell erectile dysfunction medicine. 

Zach Braff, also known as as J.D. from Scrubs, informed his twitter followers Wednesday that his lovely face is being used in Ukraine to advertise male enhancement pills. Except, he never really gave his permission. 

But who cares? Sex drugs should be readily available for all, and if his mug sells them, who cares about pesky things like laws.

I mean, can we blame Ukraine? Considering he’s charismatically dressed in character making him super believable to those who don’t know him, we’re sure it sells. Though, it may not entirelybe legal.

However, he doesn’t seem to mind and neither do we.

But it doesn’t stop there, his photo is also being used to advertise computer repairs.

Fans are reacting, loving both concepts.

While he may not be doing any advertisement (that we know of) in America, he definitely has fun with messing with his fans.

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/09/14/zach-braff-erectile-dysfunction-ad/

For a brief, beautiful moment, Bing’s homepage featured a penis

Unsolicited dick pics are really getting out of hand.

Microsoft’s search engine, Bing.com, features a fun, new homepage photo everyday. Today was extra fun, as the homepage had a hidden treasure many probably missed upon first glance.

The photo was an aerial view of a beach in Croatia and if you look closely at the sand, some cheeky beachgoer drew a big ‘ole penis.

Image: bing.com

Having some trouble seeing it? Don’t worry, Twitter has your back.

But Bing did find out, and unfortunately removed the penis.

This is the current Photoshopped version:

Image: Bing.com

It seems that the first to publicly discover the phallic drawing was Twitter user Andrew Lyle. Good eye Andrew, good eye.

Well, R.I.P. sand penis. We hardly knew ye.

Perhaps the most important question we have about this is who’s still using Bing? AYYYYYYYY!

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/08/17/bing-homepage-penis/