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A Teen Pretended To Eat Ramen From The Toilet As A Joke But People Are Gagging

"This image is cursed and I will never know peace again," someone said.

Posted on January 18, 2017, at 4:23 p.m. ET

Meet 18-year-old Taylor O'Dore and 19-year-old Hannah Hepler. They're both from Lynnwood, Washington, and have been best friends since kindergarten.

Taylor O'Dore

Over the past weekend, the BFFs celebrated Hepler's sister's 21st birthday in Seattle, where they all stayed in a hotel downtown. On the first night, the entire birthday crew drunkenly made Cup O' Noodles ramen, but apparently no one ended up finishing their noodles.

The cups of ramen were apparently left around the hotel room, uneaten, until the next night. "The next night my drunk self was thinking ahead and started cleaning up so I wouldn't have to the next morning before checkout," Hepler explained to BuzzFeed News.But Hepler didn't want to dump all of "the soggy noodles" into the small hotel trash bin.
Hannah Hepler

The cups of ramen were apparently left around the hotel room, uneaten, until the next night.

"The next night my drunk self was thinking ahead and started cleaning up so I wouldn't have to the next morning before checkout," Hepler explained to BuzzFeed News.

But Hepler didn't want to dump all of "the soggy noodles" into the small hotel trash bin.

So, with the help of O'Dore, she decided to dump all of the noodles in the toilet bowl. But before she flushed, Hepler thought the scene would make for "a savage snap," she said. So she asked O'Dore to take a photo as she brought a forkful of the noodles in the toilet to her mouth to make it seem like she was eating ramen from the toilet.

"I reached in for a bite and posed for the pic," Hepler said. But she wanted to clarify that she did not ingest the noodles. "I would say Taylor and I are definitely the jokesters in our squad," she added.
Taylor O'Dore

"I reached in for a bite and posed for the pic," Hepler said. But she wanted to clarify that she did not ingest the noodles.

"I would say Taylor and I are definitely the jokesters in our squad," she added.

The next morning during their drive home, the friends came up with a funny caption to their drunken photo. O'Dore tweeted the photo of Hepler and wrote, "When it's your turn to do the dishes and all the bowls in the house are dirty except this one."

O'Dore told BuzzFeed News she did not think the tweet, which has been retweeted over 4,000 times, would have traveled so far. "I did not think very many people would see it," she said. "I didn't think it would get past my own followers because it's a super out-of-pocket thing to retweet."

O'Dore told BuzzFeed News she did not think the tweet, which has been retweeted over 4,000 times, would have traveled so far.

"I did not think very many people would see it," she said. "I didn't think it would get past my own followers because it's a super out-of-pocket thing to retweet."

But there were as many people who found it amusing as there were people who were abominably grossed out by it.

U NASTYYYY OH HELL NAH @TaylorODore @Han_nah_Hepler

@TaylorODore @Han_nah_Hepler What in the ...

@TaylorODore I've had enough of white twitter today, deuces.

Some folks are saying that the image has forever scarred them. "I will never know peace again," someone joked.

@TaylorODore @Han_nah_Hepler this image is cursed and I will never know peace again

There was even a brief discussion over the toilet water between those defending the sanitation of the photo and those seriously concerned.

@Han_nah_Hepler @TaylorODore LMFAOOOOO just wait for that E. coli to set it babe

@cieebs @Han_nah_Hepler @TaylorODore toilet water is almost as clean as tap water, if her toilet is clean there shouldn't be a problem

@NoSettingUp @Beckorra @FilthyFrank why the fuck would anyone filter toilet water

Hepler said they didn't have any hesitation or concern about their stunt. She then explained that "this isn't the weirdest or grossest thing we have ever done."

@Han_nah_Hepler @TaylorODore that's not savage, that's unsanitary

But people who are coming across the photo are turned off. And want the image permanently erased from their memories.

"I really didn't expect so many people to feel personally targeted by what I did," Hepler said.

But some have taken the joke too far.

O'Dore told BuzzFeed News there were even a few strangers — mostly men — who DM'd them sexually explicit photos.

"Why are you sending dick pics to a girl after seeing her eat out of a toilet?" she said.

"People are telling [Hepler] to get checked for hepatitis and AIDS, but we aren't worried about it," O'Dore added.

The friends maintain that the photos are a result of having fun and being "drunk at 2:30 a.m." And they're not concerned about any potential health hazards. Or about the "haters."

Taylor O'Dore
Taylor O'Dore

"Taylor and I enjoyed the crazy notifications and comments," Hepler said. "They were very entertaining."

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