At first I couldn’t believe this report wasn’t a joke – but as I read and re-read it, I realized that yes, some people are indeed that stupid. I bet Colonel Sanders never even dreamed of something this daft!
The US Food and Drug Administration is warning against a social media challenge which involves people coating their poultry in NyQuil.
Called the “NyQuil Chicken Challenge,” users on social media are covering their meat in the over-the-counter medication, which is used to treat flu symptoms, colds and allergies.
Unsurprisingly, the FDA warned it could have very dangerous outcomes — not just if it’s ingested but from the cooking process.
“Boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in other ways,” the FDA explained in a warning, adding that even inhaling the medication’s vapors while cooking could cause high levels of the drugs to enter your body.
There’s more at the link.
Friends, many of you are middle-aged or older, as I am. Tell me, please . . . were any of us so utterly, bone-headedly stupid as to do something like this as a teenage challenge? I’ve perpetrated more than my fair share of stupid things, but I honestly can’t remember doing anything so flat-out insane as this.
Cooking chicken in medication??? The person who came up with that should be charged with an offense – and not a
paltry poultry one, either.