Earlier this year, there was a TikTok “health trend” called the “The Sleepy Chicken” challenge, where people were supposedly boiling chicken in NYQUIL. The Mike & Carla Morning Show shared audio with a guy doing just that and explaining why he was doing it.
Now keep in mind that some people claimed it could be a “cure for a cold.” For most of us, common sense immediately flagged that as an obvious no . . . and for others, doctors came out right away and warned about the dangers. If that wasn’t good enough, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert.
In fact, the FDA says boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in unpredictable ways . . . and even if you don’t eat it, simply “cooking” it can wreak havoc on your lungs because you’d be inhaling the vapors.
The biggest concern is with kids…and that why the FDA’s report seems to be a broader warning to parents about the serious danger of social media trends, which can cause harm…and sometimes end up being deadly! We all know home much influence social media has over us and just by seeing a simple video, believe it or not, everyone starts doing it!
The M&C Morning Show had some fun with it this morning, but it’s clearly a serious matter and it’s something that should never be done whether you’re joking around or not. It’s unclear if people are actually still doing this Sleepy Chicken nonsense . . . or if it’s mostly died out
One way or another, listen to the segment, enjoy it and know that it was all done in “tongue & check”, but the bottom line is that, as funny as it might seems to us, reminding you that this is a serious matter.
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