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Deadly CO2 gases in the Plutonium of Hierapolis (Denizli, Turkey) | SpringerLink
"The site was first described by Strabo and Plinius as a gate to the underworld. During centuries, it attracted even ancient tourists. In a grotto below the temple of Pluto, CO2 was found to be at deadly concentrations of up to 91%."
poison  history  religion 
february 2018 by kevan
America's Real Criminal Element: Lead | Mother Jones
"In a 2000 paper (PDF) he concluded that if you add a lag time of 23 years, lead emissions from automobiles explain 90 percent of the variation in violent crime in America. Toddlers who ingested high levels of lead in the '40s and '50s really were more likely to become violent criminals in the '60s, '70s, and '80s."
crime  metal  science  poison 
january 2013 by kevan
LD50 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"In toxicology, the LD50 (abbreviation for 'Lethal Dose, 50%') or median lethal dose of a toxic substance or radiation is the dose required to kill half the members of a tested population."
poison  maths  science 
july 2007 by kevan
BBC NEWS | From Our Own Correspondent | When vodka is your poison
"They called it the yellow death. It started in the summer when dozens of people turned up in casualty, a vile shade of yellow."
russia  drinks  poison  pestilence  death 
march 2007 by kevan
Notorious (1946)
The perils of office romances in the intelligence industry, a powerfully slow death and some fun heavy-handed this-is-important zooms of things containing other things.
filmlog  4stars  surveillance  secrets  love  poison  police 
january 2007 by kevan
Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | What's the best way to cook a giant squid?
"'With this being a very large squid, it must be very old and quite tough,' [Paul Gidroy] explains. Though they are suited to younger squid, you could, he concedes, make squid rings. 'But they'd be very big rings!' he cautions."
squid  food  poison 
september 2005 by kevan
New Scientist - Ants use herbicide on their gardens
"[Myrmelachista schumanni] could be responsible for cultivating large clumps of trees in the Amazonian rainforest that are made up almost entirely of one species, Duroia hirsuta, which, according to local legend, are cultivated by an evil forest spirit."
ants  plants  poison  religion 
september 2005 by kevan
New Scientist: Promote healthy eating - feed folks false beliefs
Off-handedly irresponsible poison-memory trickery. ("Loftus says she does not know what happened to their false beliefs after that.") Still waiting for a diet plan that involves eating lightly-poisoned versions of the foods you're giving up.
food  psychology  poison  delusions 
august 2005 by kevan
Elephant Pepper
"Rural farmers in the Zambezi Valley have discovered a natural elephant deterrent to help protect thier crops. Chillies not only deter elephants from crops, but also serve as a lucrative cash crop for the farmers." Buy their sauces online.
elephants  food  poison  plants  via:quin 
july 2005 by kevan
ABC News Online: Doubts raised over Melbourne airport scare
Mass hysteria at Melbourne airport. Imaginary terrorism. "I think people seeing people collapsing, fainting, probably vomiting, seeing emergency services in protective clothing would make anybody nervous and encourage them to seek reassurance."
transport  terrorism  psychology  illusions  poison  via:mindhacks 
april 2005 by kevan
Bum Wines
Reviews of the five worst wines in the world. "Some test subjects report a slight numbing agent in MD 20/20, similar to the banana paste that the dentist puts in your mouth before injecting it with novocain."
drinks  poison 
march 2005 by kevan
IOL: Dangerous dye's name irks ambassador
"Sudan's ambassador wants to know why a cancer-causing dye that caused a food scare in Britain is named after his country, but no one seems to have an answer."
food  poison 
march 2005 by kevan
we make money not art: GM experiment stamp project
"The reverse of the stamp carries a message thanking users for taking part in the experiment although users are unaware of what this means until they lick the stamp and coloured dye is transferred to the tongue."
paper  poison  plants  genetics 
january 2005 by kevan
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Sir Patrick Moore hit by food poisoning
"Sir Patrick, 81, who has presented the BBC show since 1957, suspected he became ill after eating a duck egg at his West Sussex home."
poison  space  television 
july 2004 by kevan
ic NorthWales - Gadget will stop spiked drink peril
A bizarre black-plastic glowing-eye "DrinkGuard" which locks onto the top of a bottle.
drinks  poison  technology 
july 2004 by kevan
Make Your Own Pruno
Alcoholic beverage brewed in prisons. "After a week's worth of being heated up and wrapped in a towel, your pruno will be a mushy bag of fruit glop."
drinks  poison  prison 
june 2004 by kevan
Telegraph | News | Scientists serve up a safer blowfish
Poison-free fugu. I assumed it was GM, but it's actually just a diet change.
cheating  fish  food  poison  science 
june 2004 by kevan

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