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How Not To Kill Yourself With Household Items[Pic]

For your safety (and enjoyment) here”s a bunch of household products you should only enjoy in small quantities or not at all. Some things just don”t belong in your mouth.

Obligatory warning followed by a heavy sigh: Don”t try any of this at home, okay? Just take our word for it.

Cinnamon – 40 Tablespoons

One tablespoon of cinnamon has resulted in thousands of videos of people coughing and choking on YouTube. Thankfully it”s not the 40 tablespoon challenge, which could result in fatal benzaldehyde poisoning.​

Laundry Detergent – 17 Cups

Tide laundry detergent doesn”t want to be inside you: drink half a cup and you”ll have sudsy regurgitations. Clean, yet so dirty. Manage to keep 35 times that down and the detergent”s acids can cause fatal organ damage.

Gorilla Glue – 136 Ounces

If you try drinking 17 eight-ounce bottles of Gorilla Glue you”ll get high on glue fumes, then you”ll die.

Toothpaste – 13 Tubes

Swallowing a little toothpaste while brushing your teeth will make you feel uncomfortable – swallowing 13 tubes of toothpaste will kill you.

Water – 1.75 Gallons

You can poison yourself with water: drink over a gallon in an hour and you”ll be irritable, drowsy, suffering from a headache, and behaving strangely. If you consume another three quarters of a gallon in that hour, your nervous system will shut down.

Spoiled Potato Skins – 40 Milligrams

Spoiled potatoes are seriously dangerous. Medical cases report cardiac dysrhythmia, nightmares, headaches, and dizziness from eating just over 40 milligrams of the stuff! Eat more than three times that and you can die from central nervous failure.

Chewing Gum – 404 Packs

Chewing a pack of gum a day for eight months can cause severe weight loss and diarrhea, all attributable to excess buildup of a compound called sorbitol. Gum can also be fatal if you chew 404 packs in a single sitting.

Blue Cheese – 22 Pounds

Blue cheese will make you smell a little ripe. Thank Penicillum Roqueforti for that. Its putrid fragrance and rich flavor comes with enough toxin to kill you if you eat about 22 pounds. It”s definitely one of the stinkiest ways to die.

Painter”s Caulk – 7.5 Pounds

Not that we”re judging, but why would you coat your digestive track with the stuff you put around your tub and sink? Whatever your reason, if you eat seven-and-a-half pounds you”ll be six feet under.

Carrots 39 Pounds

If you find yourself eating 24 carrots a week (roughly four pounds) for eight months, you”ll turn orange and resemble Ernie, a condition called Carotanemia. Eating approximately 215 carrots (39 pounds) can cause carotenoid poisoning, which is fatal.

Simple Green – 12.5 Ounces

Simple Green can be fatal, albeit organic. Just 12.5 ounces can cause central nervous system failure.

Windex – 14 Ounces

If you drink two ounces of Windex glass cleaner within an hour you”ll be drunk. Fourteen ounces will shut down your nervous system.

Capsaicin – 6 Grams

We all have a love-hate relationship with the spice molecule capsaicin – eating two dozen wings always seems like a good idea at the time, and a terrible one in the bathroom later. Purified capsaicin can be downright dangerous, and even fatal. About three M&Ms worth could kill you.

Pantene Hairspray – Two Cans

Drinking two cans of Pantene Pro-V Frizz Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray will stop your liver, and you will die.

Centrum Vitamins – 61 Bottles

You really have to work to get weird with Centrum multivitamins: 39 tablets brings on iron-related stomach ulcers, vomiting, and reduced kidney function. Eat 6105 tablets, or 61 bottles, and you”re likely to die of kidney failure.

Note: The information cited in this post is based on rough estimates calculated for a 154-pound adult. All calculations have been made using peer-reviewed-published LD50s.

Have you ever wondered, “”How much of this ____ could I accidentally ingest before I die?””

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Date: 03/31/14 12:50 PM

16 Responses to How Not To Kill Yourself With Household Items[Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    March 31, 2014 at 11:36 am
    Link: How Not To Kill Yourself With Household Items - Have you ever wondered, ``How much of this ____ could I accidentally ingest before I die?``
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    March 31, 2014 at 1:47 pm
    So Spoiled Potato Skins should be 120 Milligrams - not 40?
  3. Profile photo of luke182
    luke182 Male 18-29
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    March 31, 2014 at 1:48 pm
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    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2014 at 2:38 pm
    Liquid hot magma - 1 gallon
  5. Profile photo of Ani187
    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    March 31, 2014 at 2:58 pm
    Those illustrations are ridiculously entertaining.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2014 at 3:19 pm
    IAB is crashing my Firefox. Apparently something is trying to load below the Miley Cyrus post and FF locks up tighter than Fort Knox.

    I don`t know what it is, but it`s definitely something here because no other site is crashing it.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Crakr, me too.
    At work today I couldn`t load IAB at all. Several attempts all crashed Firefox.
    I`m on IE at home and no problems.
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    sbsherz80 Female 30-39
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    March 31, 2014 at 3:43 pm
    I also love the illustrations. I think I will print and hang the windex one by the liquor cabinet.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    March 31, 2014 at 4:14 pm
    Unless you`re a intellectually challenged 2 year old, I don`t see much of a problem here.
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    piratefish Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2014 at 4:27 pm
    Don`t forget soy sauce. There are actually people who commit suicide in Asia every year by drinking the brown liquid. It only takes a little over a quart (maybe less), and you`re most likely a goner.

    Don`t Drink the Soy Sauce
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2014 at 4:35 pm
    Um, all the seemingly "reference" linked words in the descriptions ... are links to this thread.

    I`m pretty sure most teachers/professors would say you can`t reference your own document as the source of your document. ;)
  12. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    March 31, 2014 at 5:20 pm
    I liked this post. Do you know what I`d like even more? A post just like this, except with specific instructions on JUST HOW MUCH of various foods, spices, and household chemicals one needs to ingest in order to have an LSD-like trip, without causing any permanent damage. Everything I`ve found by searching the internet on the subject has been complete bullcrap or all-out hoaxes. I thought the Spoiled Potato Skins looked promising, but nope.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    March 31, 2014 at 6:56 pm
    Nobody would do any of this, not even an insane person.
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    BlargBot Male 30-39
    108 posts
    March 31, 2014 at 8:16 pm
    For everyone who thinks these are non-issues: the water one is legit. Back in the late 90s, many ravers gave themselves water poisoning (attempting to avoid dehydration, ironically). If I recall correctly, it far exceeded the number of fatalities due to drug overdoses at raves.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2014 at 12:31 am
    The illustrations were intriguing.
  16. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 1, 2014 at 10:02 am

    I just clicked three at random and none led back to the thread.

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