links for 2006-06-25

June 25th, 2006 | Uncategorized

  • Poisoning by counterfeit alcohol kills 42,000 Russians every year, the country’s interior minister has said: bottles of alcohol on sale in Russian shops often contain poisonous liquids
    (tags: social pol)

4 Responses to “links for 2006-06-25”

  1. There wouldn’t be a problem if they kept it out of all those baby bottles…

  2. Poisonous alcohol. :)
    The LD50 for regular ethanol is a litre of 40%, consumed in under an hour.

  3. Yeah, we get a few people blinded (and occasionally killed) by dodgy Russian imports in Finland. I used to work in the port and had access to the stuff these guys would bring over. It depended on the week but sometimes you could buy a nice bottle of Stolichnaya and sometimes you had to make do with ‘Rasputin’ or some other local Russian brand. I was told to avoid the bottles that still contained a little bit of cat poop from the bathtub it had been distilled in… Good rule of thumb.

  4. Poisonous liquids? Its called vodka. Bloody awful stuff.