How Not To Kill Yourself With Household Items
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.
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.
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 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.
Swallowing a little toothpaste while brushing your teeth will make you feel uncomfortable — swallowing 13 tubes of toothpaste will kill you.
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.
If you try drinking 17 eight-ounce bottles of Gorilla Glue you’ll get high on glue fumes, then everyone will look like this gorilla man, then you’ll die.
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.
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.
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. But purified capsaicin can be downright dangerous, and even fatal. About three M&Ms worth could kill you.
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.
Simple Green can be fatal, albeit organic. Just 12.5 ounces can cause central nervous system failure.
Drinking two cans of Pantene Pro-V Frizz Control Anti-Humidity Hairspray will stop your liver, and you will die.
If you drink two ounces of Windex glass cleaner within an hour you’ll be drunk. Fourteen ounces will shut down your nervous system.
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.