At least a handful of kids will die every year.
Dear Hipster: Will I die if I eat a Tide Pod? — Derek
You will probably die, yes.
I won’t blame you. Wanting to eat the Tide Pod, at least a little bit, is perfectly natural. It is designed to look like delicious candy “in order to enrich consumption experience.” The detergent company can and will play mind games that get you to pay more for soap, and never mind the guarantee that at least a handful of kids will die from eating laundry pods every year.
Sad, right? It turns out that the depths to which we can and will sink are actually pretty shallow.