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Why the 'Tide pod challenge' is dangerous, potentially deadly

Spring cleaning may be several months away, but laundry detergent is making big headlines this week as a dangerous stunt called the “Tide Pod Challenge” is going viral on YouTube and other social media platforms. The challenge is for participants –- primarily teens and young adults, in the videos making the rounds –- to put the pods into their mouths, sometimes even chew them, and then post videos of what happens. Some of these individuals experience foaming at the mouth and severe coughing spells after consuming a pod. It’s more…

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'Big challenge' to stop Vettel retaking lead in Singapore

Mercedes say they face a difficult task stopping Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel retaking the championship lead in Singapore on Sunday. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton moved ahead of the German for the first time this season with victory in Italy. The Briton leads Vettel by three points as they head to the slow and twisty Marina Bay track this weekend. Team boss Toto Wolff said: “It is a circuit that we have found difficult to master” He added: “We head to Asia with the expectation that we have a big challenge ahead…

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