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YouTube deleting Tide Pod challenge videos in bid to stem dangerous detergent-eating craze 

Added: 19.01.2018 0:17 | 0 views | 0 comments


YouTube has said it is deleting any videos showing the Tide Pod challenge in an effort to stem the dangerous detergent-eating craze among US teens. The potentially health-damaging fad has seen teenagers daring each other to film themselves biting into washing machine capsules and then upload the results online, with some videos garnering hundreds of thousands of views. The trend has provoked warnings from health bodies in America, who say ingesting the capsules could have “serious health implications”, and has also prompted an awareness campaign featuring an NFL star. Today YouTube said it was working to quickly remove Tide Pod videos as they encouraged dangerous behaviour with an “inherent risk of physical harm”. A spokesman for YouTube said: “YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit content that's intended to encourage dangerous activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm. We work to quickly remove flagged videos that violate our policies.” NFL New England Patriots' star Rob Gronkowski has spearheaded an awareness campaign around eating Tide pods Credit: Twitter/Tide Accounts that have a video deleted also face having a temporary strike placed against them that can disable some of the channel’s features, such as monetisation. YouTube channels that get three strikes against them in a three-month period are terminated from the platform.  Parents have long been warned of the health risks detergent pods can pose to small children, who are attracted to the colourful capsules. In 2013 the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning saying: “Young children who are exposed to the highly concentrated, toxic detergent are at risk of serious injury.” 19-year-old Marc Pagan reacting after biting into a Tide Pod due to a dare Credit: YouTube The commission said that children who had ingested detergent needed hospital attention for adverse effects such as loss of consciousness, excessive vomiting, drowsiness, throat swelling, and difficulty breathing. The first mentions of the “Tide Pod challenge” on YouTube date back to 2014. Then in 2015 the satirical site, The Onion, published a spoof op-ed from a toddler describing his determination to eat the colourful detergent pods. The fad of teens daring each other to bite into the pods came to the fore last year after a number of high-profile videos. The trend has spawned its own internet culture, with teenagers posting memes of fake adverts for the pods being marketed as food. When bae cooks for you �� pic.twitter.com/6kYnAjP2R5— Tide Pods (@OGTidePods) January 8, 2018 A video by CollegeHumor titled ‘Don't Eat the Laundry Pods’ posted in March 2017 has been viewed more than three million times. The craze has prompted the owners of Tide, Procter & Gamble, to launch an awareness campaign deterring teenagers from eating the pods. NFL star, Rob Gronkowski, of the New England Patriots, is featured in one of the videos saying: “What the heck is going on people? Use Tide Pods for washing, not eating.” What should Tide PODs be used for? DOING LAUNDRY. Nothing else. Eating a Tide POD is a BAD IDEA, and we asked our friend @robgronkowski to help explain. pic.twitter.com/0JnFdhnsWZ— Tide (@tide) January 12, 2018 One teenager who fell foul of the craze was Marc Pagan, 19, who said he did it as he was dared. He told CBS News: “A lot of people were just saying how stupid I was or how – why would I be willing to do that? “No one should be putting anything like that in their mouths, you know?” However the trend has continued to grow over 2017 and 2018. The American Association of Poison Control Centers said there were 39 recorded cases of 13 to 19-year-olds intentionally exposing themselves to single-load laundry tablets in 2016 and 53 cases in 2017. The association said it had already recorded 39 cases in the first 15 days of 2018 alone. Stephen Kaminski, the AAPCC’s CEO, said: “The ‘laundry packet challenge’ is neither funny nor without serious health implications. “The intentional misuse of these products poses a real threat to the health of individuals. We have seen a large spike in single-load laundry packet exposures among teenagers since these videos have been uploaded.”

From: www.yahoo.com

Hellboy: Ian McShane Reveals Key Character Details

Added: 18.01.2018 21:28 | 0 views | 0 comments

Hellboy: Ian McShane Reveals Key Character Details
Ian McShane has revealed new details on his fatherly relationship as Professor Broom to David Harbour's Hellboy in the upcoming reboot.

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From: www.cbr.com

Passenger plane lifted away from cliff edge after Turkey runway incident

Added: 18.01.2018 20:35 | 0 views | 0 comments


A passenger plane that skidded off a Turkish airport runway has been lifted away from its precarious position on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Black Sea. Two enormous cranes were used to hoist the Pegasus Airlines plane which ran into trouble moments after landing at Trabzon Airport on Turkey’s northeast coastline on 13 January. The 162 passengers on board the Boeing 737-800 miraculously escaped without any serious injuries after the out-of-control plane suddenly veered off an icy runway and hurtled down the side of the cliff. Cranes are used to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in Turkey's Trabzon Airport Credit: Anadolu Agency / Getty It stopped just a few metres short of the sea below after the plane’s wheels became stuck in the mud on the cliff. Passengers were evacuated following an anxious 20-minute wait for emergency crews to arrive. The pilot and co-pilot, who both passed breathalyser tests after an investigation into the incident was launched, reported a sudden ‘engine surge’ after landing. An investigation into what caused the incident has been launched  Credit: Seyit Ahmet Eksik /Anadolu Agency / Getty “When we were going to make our usual manoeuvre towards the right from the seaside by reducing our speed, the right engine suddenly gained speed for a reason we do now know,” a pilot told Trabzon prosecutors, the Dogan news agency reports. “Due to this speed, the plane got out of our control and suddenly swung to the left and got stuck into the mud in the cliff.” People work on the Pegasus Airlines recovery operation Credit: AP Photo /Lefteris Pitarakis Turkey’s civil aviation authority will now examine the plane’s black box to try and establish what caused it to veer so dramatically off course. Terrified passenger Fatma Gördü told Turkish media the plane began suddenly shaking on the runway. A Pegasus plane skidded off the runway and got stuck in some mud on the side of a cliff  Credit: Hakan Burak Altunoz/Anadolu Agency/Getty “We tilted to the side, the front was down while the plane’s rear was up. There was panic. People shouting, screaming,” she said. Pegasus Airlines said in a statement that Flight PC 8622 “had a runway excursion incident during landing”. Another passenger, Yüksel Gördü, said it was “a miracle” that they survived the ordeal.

From: www.yahoo.com

Playground: 1080P@60 Would Definitely Be Possible on XB1X; There's Still Headroom for Future Games

Added: 18.01.2018 19:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

The folks at Playground Games said that 1080P@60FPS would definitely be possible on Xbox One X, but they made the choice to focus on enhancing visuals with Forza Horizon 3. They've also said that there is headroom to spare on the Xbox One X for their upcoming games.

Tags: Xbox One, PC, SPA, Ice T
From: n4g.com

YouTube deleting Tide Pod challenge videos in bid to stem dangerous detergent-eating craze 

Added: 18.01.2018 18:18 | 0 views | 0 comments


YouTube has said it is deleting any videos showing the Tide Pod challenge in an effort to stem the dangerous detergent-eating craze among US teens. The potentially health-damaging fad has seen teenagers daring each other to film themselves biting into washing machine capsules and then upload the results online, with some videos garnering hundreds of thousands of views. The trend has provoked warnings from health bodies in America, who say ingesting the capsules could have “serious health implications”, and has also prompted an awareness campaign featuring an NFL star. Today YouTube said it was working to quickly remove Tide Pod videos as they encouraged dangerous behaviour with an “inherent risk of physical harm”. A spokesman for YouTube said: “YouTube’s Community Guidelines prohibit content that's intended to encourage dangerous activities that have an inherent risk of physical harm. We work to quickly remove flagged videos that violate our policies.” NFL New England Patriots' star Rob Gronkowski has spearheaded an awareness campaign around eating Tide pods Credit: Twitter/Tide Accounts that have a video deleted also face having a temporary strike placed against them that can disable some of the channel’s features, such as monetisation. YouTube channels that get three strikes against them in a three-month period are terminated from the platform.  Parents have long been warned of the health risks detergent pods can pose to small children, who are attracted to the colourful capsules. In 2013 the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning saying: “Young children who are exposed to the highly concentrated, toxic detergent are at risk of serious injury.” 19-year-old Marc Pagan reacting after biting into a Tide Pod due to a dare Credit: YouTube The commission said that children who had ingested detergent needed hospital attention for adverse effects such as loss of consciousness, excessive vomiting, drowsiness, throat swelling, and difficulty breathing. The first mentions of the “Tide Pod challenge” on YouTube date back to 2014. Then in 2015 the satirical site, The Onion, published a spoof op-ed from a toddler describing his determination to eat the colourful detergent pods. The fad of teens daring each other to bite into the pods came to the fore last year after a number of high-profile videos. The trend has spawned its own internet culture, with teenagers posting memes of fake adverts for the pods being marketed as food. When bae cooks for you �� pic.twitter.com/6kYnAjP2R5— Tide Pods (@OGTidePods) January 8, 2018 A video by CollegeHumor titled ‘Don't Eat the Laundry Pods’ posted in March 2017 has been viewed more than three million times. The craze has prompted the owners of Tide, Procter & Gamble, to launch an awareness campaign deterring teenagers from eating the pods. NFL star, Rob Gronkowski, of the New England Patriots, is featured in one of the videos saying: “What the heck is going on people? Use Tide Pods for washing, not eating.” What should Tide PODs be used for? DOING LAUNDRY. Nothing else. Eating a Tide POD is a BAD IDEA, and we asked our friend @robgronkowski to help explain. pic.twitter.com/0JnFdhnsWZ— Tide (@tide) January 12, 2018 One teenager who fell foul of the craze was Marc Pagan, 19, who said he did it as he was dared. He told CBS News: “A lot of people were just saying how stupid I was or how – why would I be willing to do that? “No one should be putting anything like that in their mouths, you know?” However the trend has continued to grow over 2017 and 2018. The American Association of Poison Control Centers said there were 39 recorded cases of 13 to 19-year-olds intentionally exposing themselves to single-load laundry tablets in 2016 and 53 cases in 2017. The association said it had already recorded 39 cases in the first 15 days of 2018 alone. Stephen Kaminski, the AAPCC’s CEO, said: “The ‘laundry packet challenge’ is neither funny nor without serious health implications. “The intentional misuse of these products poses a real threat to the health of individuals. We have seen a large spike in single-load laundry packet exposures among teenagers since these videos have been uploaded.”

From: www.yahoo.com

3 Things That Can Go Wrong for Netflix on Monday

Added: 18.01.2018 16:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

Momentum is in Netflix's corner, but valuation and growth concerns, and even the upcoming Winter Olympics, can shake things up for the streaming-video pioneer.

From: feeds.foxbusiness.com

Classic Mobile Games iPhone Case for $9 + free s&h from China

Added: 18.01.2018 16:20 | 0 views | 0 comments

TomTop offers this Classic Mobile Games iPhone Case in White or Black for $13.99. Coupon code "DSCMGPC " drops that to $9.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest price we could find by $3. It includes various playable games (including a Tetris-like game) and is available for iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and 8 as well as each Plus model. (The compatible phone type is listed under the product name when you select/change the color option.)
Note: This item ships from China and may take up to four weeks to arrive. The countdown timer on the product page does not reflect an actual expiration time and resets daily.
Update: The price has dropped to $8.99. The coupon no longer applies.

From: www.dealnews.com

New Dragon Ball Z Game for PC Announced | Dragon Ball Z X Keeperz

Added: 18.01.2018 15:50 | 0 views | 0 comments

A new Dragon Ball title is on the horizon! At first it can be mistaken for a mobile game, however this game is actually coming to PC!

From: n4g.com

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Update 1.06 Confirms Character Changes

Added: 18.01.2018 15:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Marvel vs Capcom Infinite update 1.06 has rolled out today.

Tags: PC, Marvel
From: n4g.com

Hunt: Showdown Sets a Date for Closed Alpha Testing

Added: 18.01.2018 14:01 | 0 views | 0 comments

Crytek confirms a date for the start of Hunt: Showdown closed alpha, along with some initial plans on what PC players can expect.

Tags: PC, Players
From: n4g.com

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