2020 has provided us with a pandemic, zombie hurricanes, earthquakes in unusual places, asteroids, and 21st century nazis (Trump and the rest of the conservatives).
Usher in the most fucked up internet challenge: The "Benadryl Challenge" is the latest challenge that has hit the younger millennials and Gen Zers. These "brilliant" future leaders of our country are ingesting enough Benadryl in order to induce hallucinations. This is all happening on TikTok. Various media outlets are reporting on this trend, and it has gotten the attention of the FDA.
The FDA has issued a warning about this disturbing and deadly trend:
"We are aware of news reports of teenagers ending up in emergency rooms or dying after participating in the 'Benadryl Challenge' encouraged in videos posted on the social media application TikTok."
The FDA is investigating the reports and conducting reviews to see if there more cases have been reported. The FDA reached out to TikTok and told them to remove the videos, and to stay vigilant. They want any additional videos removed from the site.
The FDA wants people to understand that ingesting more than the recommended dose of Benadryl can cause seizures, heart problems, coma, or death.
My Two Cents
It's pretty fucking disturbing that the younger generations are engaging in these dangerous trends. When I was a teen, we had Jackass and smoking weed in the woods. We lived dangerously by smoking in the high school bathrooms, and skipping school. Jackass was something a lot of people in my generation emulated. My generation didn't take OTC in order to hallucinate. Now, before some of you kids look up Jackass, I'm pretty sure the founder of Jackass, Johnny Knoxville, would have a problem with you emulating what he does. He hated it when my generation copied him. He had to remind us during every episode that he and his friends are trained stuntman, and to not try his stunts at home.
The future leaders of our country are going to be the ones who engaged in Tide Pod challenges and Benadryl challenges. Lord fucking help us.
Kids, I know you guys think nothing bad can happen to you. All kids think that. I did when I was a kid. I thought I was invincible and I didn't have to listen to anyone.
Fucking with OTC medications, or ANY medications is dangerous. If you die from your stupid challenges, you can't come back. Death is permanent. Your death will destroy your family forever. A fucked up challenge is NOT WORTH IT.
You want a real challenge? Do well in school so you can reshape our weakened country. I double dog dare you!
Parents, watch your kids like a hawk. Get the computer out of their rooms. Limit their phone capabilities. No social media until they are 18.