The Unrepentant Individual

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August 24, 2006


Don’t Drink Water!

From Ravings of a Feral Genius:

Here’s a story on the BBC about how easy it would be for terrorists to poison our food supply: just a tiny bit of botulism in a milk truck, for example, could kill a couple hundred thousand people.

“Prof Wein found milk was particularly vulnerable to an attack. If someone were to put just 10 grams of botulinum toxin into a milk tanker, it could have devastating effects.

“If we didn’t realise what was happening, half a million people would drink this milk… most of these would be poisoned, roughly half of them would die,” he concluded.”

That’s why I drink nothing but distilled water, or rain water, and pure-grain alcohol.

Always in a mood to make sure those who fear everything get aneurysms from worry overload, I figured I’d pass this along. But I thought about it a little more, and did some research. According to Wikipedia, botulinum toxin is “the most poisonous naturally occurring substance in the world” and “a single drop is capable of killing 50,000 people.” Pretty nasty stuff, don’t you think.

Yet women in Hollywood voluntarily pay doctors to inject this stuff into their faces, at least when it’s called “Botox”. In small quantities, botox can be used to treat muscle spasms. In the cosmetic treatment world, I like to call it “voluntary paralysis”.

And last, I was struck by another thought. Botox is used by older women in order to get their face and skin to hold up the way a younger woman’s would… When will they start using it for boobs?

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 7:53 pm || Permalink || Comments (8) || Trackback URL || Categories: News, Science, Snark, Terrorism

8 Comments

  1. I just got into my non-exactly-a-Guinness-clone tonight, and man is it good. Who’s drinking water for crissakes?! Or milk?

    Yuck.

    Comment by Uncle Jack — August 24, 2006 @ 9:01 pm
  2. I’m thinking about brewing a low-gravity oatmeal stout soon. I just bottled a Belgian Strong Dark Ale (clone of Stone Brewing’s Vertical Epic Ale). I’ve got the Victorious Boilermaker IPA in secondary, along with my Imperial Stout. But I need some daily-drinkers.

    I think an oatmeal stout and a nice amber are next on the list, and then I’ll go back for another big beer.

    Comment by Brad Warbiany — August 24, 2006 @ 9:15 pm
  3. Brad, this is probably the first blog post where you have ever used the word “boobs”.

    Congratulations.

    Comment by Phil Welch — August 24, 2006 @ 10:44 pm
  4. Boobs aren’t muscle.

    Comment by VRB — August 25, 2006 @ 3:06 pm
  5. Imagine me finding you on one a blog that I read daily. And imagine that you are a libertarian, craziness.

    Comment by Nick — August 25, 2006 @ 4:49 pm
  6. Hmm… That’s an odd one. Based on the email address you left, Nick, I can only surmise you must be Tonka…

    If so, what have you been up to lately? Not swordfighting people with portions of furniture while intoxicated, I hope :-)

    Comment by Brad Warbiany — August 25, 2006 @ 5:19 pm
  7. *snicker* “boobs.”

    But yeah, like VRB said, breasts aren’t muscles; they’re big bags of fat (or saline, or silicone), so botox would have no effect on them.

    Comment by Mike — August 26, 2006 @ 3:41 am
  8. Actually, Brad, if one were to inject botox in to the muscles under the fat, it would probably make them sag more. Perfect for Hollywood leftists wanting to protest topless in Berkeley.

    Comment by Quincy — August 26, 2006 @ 4:12 pm

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