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The Consumer Product Safety Commission somehow made Abraham Lincoln's birthday about Tide Pods

Feb. 12 is a day that changed history forever. President Abraham Lincoln was born on this day in 1809. And in 2018, it became the day that the Tide Pods meme officially went too far:

To save you a click, yes, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's tweet actually links to the official Poison Prevention Information Center website.

The CPSC is known for some odd tweets and public safety announcements, including an especially bizarre Super Bowl commercial that uses majestic horses to remind you to put fresh batteries in your smoke alarm. That being said, the information they dispense is always helpful — and the Tide Pod PSA in particular, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) might want to bookmark.