Charlie Buttrey

September 21, 2022

Apparently, I need to get out more.

I didn’t realize until just now that some Tik-Tok influencer has apparently been encouraging his or her followers to marinate chicken in NyQuil before cooking it. Evidently, someone thought it might be a good idea, since the FDA just announced that — are you sitting down? — it’s not a good idea to marinate chicken in NyQuil before cooking it.

The FDA’s release noted that such a thing was “silly and unappetizing,” and noted that you needn’t actually eat the chicken to be harmed: inhaling the vapors could result in dangerously high levels of the medication in the body, not to mention lung damage.

People are idiots.

 

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