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The FDA may have unintentionally made 'Nyquil Chicken' go viral on TikTok

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The FDA may have unintentionally made 'Nyquil Chicken' go viral on TikTok

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TikTok, which has recently taken steps to limit the spread of both dangerous "challenges” and "alarmist warnings” about hoaxes, is now blocking searches for "Nyquil Chicken.” Searches now direct users to resources encouraging users to "stop and take a moment to think” before pursuing a potentially dangerous "challenge.”As both BuzzFeed and Gizmodo note, there’s little evidence that people are actually cooking chicken in Nyquil, much less actually ingesting it.

If you’ve been anywhere near social media, local news, or late-night talk shows in the last few days, you’ve probably heard something about "Nyquil Chicken,” a supposedly viral TikTok "challenge” that’s exactly what it sounds like: cooking chicken in a marinade of cold medicine.

Screenshot / TikTokNow, in what we can only hope will be a valuable lesson on unintended consequences, we know that it was likely the FDA’s warning about Nyquil chicken that pushed this "challenge” to new levels of virality, at least on TikTok.


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