Coatbridge Police, in Lanarkshire, pleaded with teenagers not to get involved with the Paracetamol Challenge as it can lead to organ failure and death.
Eh..? The what?
… young people dare each other to take excessive amounts of the drug on social media.
Do they? Do they really..?
But snopes.com reports that there is no evidence young people are daring each other to take excessive doses of paracetamol, and the #paracetamolchallenge hashtag is mainly populated with tweets discouraging teenagers from attempting it.
Hmmm. Maybe Coatbridge Police should investigate themselves over misuse of social media..?