CNET: YouTube yanks videos showing dangerous ‘Tide Pod challenge’. “YouTube is taking steps to shut down a viral video trend in which people post recordings of themselves purposely ingesting laundry detergent. The so-called Tide Pod challenge, which involves people eating the brightly colored laundry detergent packs known as pods, reportedly began last year as a joke on the internet. But like viral video predecessors the ‘cinnamon challenge’ and the ‘bath-salt challenge,’ this fad represents a dangerous health threat, officials warn.” Tide put out a warning against eating pods on January 12. It’s January 18. YouTube is just now getting around to pulling videos?