OH LOOK, A SHINY THING! Poison, Snakefighting, Racial Slurs, and Deathtraps
Life is really kind of weird, when you think about it.
Today I got yet another shot--this time, a flu vaccine.
I don't get these for myself, so much, as for other people I might come into contact wi... Posted on 10/1/12 at 5:00 PM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Poison Ivy
I have a spot of Poison Ivy that is stubborn and slow in going away. Sometime someone or some dog brushed up against the ivy with their pant leg or their furry leg and then rubbed up against the... Posted on 8/4/11 at 10:25 PM
HEALTHBEAT Deceptive little pills
One Sunday afternoon several years ago, my then preschool-aged niece decided to host a tea party for her dolls and stuffed animals. The beverage: thimble-sized sips offlavored cough syrup.
Her pare... Posted on 3/25/11 at 9:16 AM
Opposition activists again accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of using poison gas in Syria's civil war on Thursday, saying victims had been discovered with swollen limbs and foaming at the mouth.
A pregnant Texas actress who first told the FBI that her husband sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, then allegedly said she sent them because her husband "made her" do it, was charged Friday with threatening the president.
Danny Robbins and Nomaan Merchant
, June 07, 2013
The key ingredient — castor beans — is easy to find. Crude instructions for extracting the lethal poison in them can be found on the Internet. And it doesn't require a chemistry degree or sophisticated lab equipment.
Mississippi man was charged Saturday with making and possessing ricin for use as a weapon as part of the investigation into poison-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others, authorities said.
A Mississippi man accused of mailing letters to national leaders with suspected poisonous ricin believed he had uncovered a conspiracy to sell human body parts on the black market and sometimes performed as an Elvis Presley impersonator.
Holbrook Mohr and Adrian Sainz
, April 17, 2013
In the week since news surfaced that a Chicago man was poisoned to death with cyanide just before he was to collect a lottery payout, surprising details about his convoluted family saga have trickled out daily.
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