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(CNN)   The key takeaway to this article is that "overnight delivery of cyanide" exists   (cnn.com) divider line 50
    More: Misc, West Virginia State Police, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Allegheny County, Allegheny County Jail, neurosurgeons  
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2013-07-30 11:32:00 AM
Yea, I saw that on the news last night and thought the same thing.  I seem to recall something about that last week on Fark.  I don't recall if it was the same poison or even the same story.
 
2013-07-30 11:32:33 AM
Thanks Amazon Prime!
 
2013-07-30 11:32:38 AM
Sure there is, but the shipping and handling charges are outrageous.
 
2013-07-30 11:35:42 AM
article doesn't correctly describe the actions of cyanide on the human body. but, whatever, georgia's IN florida, right?
 
2013-07-30 11:36:16 AM
I think it's used for refining ores of various kinds.
 
2013-07-30 11:37:16 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I think it's used for refining ores of various kinds.


Yeah...that's the ticket.
 
2013-07-30 11:37:51 AM
It's the repeat customers you need to worry about.
 
2013-07-30 11:39:10 AM
Did you know rat poison is available in most grocery stores? Also, it doesn't magically distinguish between rats and humans. OH NOES!
 
2013-07-30 11:40:01 AM
FTA: "According to Mike Manko, spokesman for the Allegheny County district attorney's office "

That is an amazingly unfortunate (or awesome, depending on your perspective) last name, should he ever wish to visit Japan.
 
2013-07-30 11:40:09 AM
He's a medical researcher, subby. He has access to that kind of stuff.
 
2013-07-30 11:40:16 AM
There are chemical supply companies that sell thousands of different chemicals to labs of all kinds (e.g. http://www.alfa.com/ ).  This includes selling various cyanide salts.

These same companies offer overnight shipping if you're willing to pay for it.

None of this should exactly be surprising.

/chemical engineer
 
2013-07-30 11:42:10 AM
If you have a credit card and an internet connection, there isn't much you can't have overnighted.
 
2013-07-30 11:42:50 AM
Leave cyanide alone! It's an all natural substance, it's very useful for gold recovery in crushed ore and it smells like almonds
 
2013-07-30 11:42:55 AM
Depending where you are, overnight delivery from chemical supply companies is pretty standard -- especially if it's getting paid off a grant.

Also, UPS/FedEx play hot potato with hazardous chemicals -- they want them delivered ASAP so they're out of their hands and not their problem.
 
2013-07-30 11:43:23 AM

digitaldesperado: Leave cyanide alone! It's an all natural substance, it's very useful for gold recovery in crushed ore and it smells like almonds


And it tastes lik
 
2013-07-30 11:44:45 AM

digitaldesperado: Leave cyanide alone! It's an all natural substance, it's very useful for gold recovery in crushed ore and it smells like almonds


Actually, almonds smell like cyanide because, you know, they actually contain cyanide.
 
2013-07-30 11:49:29 AM

utah dude: article doesn't correctly describe the actions of cyanide on the human body. but, whatever, georgia's IN florida, right?


What's wrong with it? The CNN article says:

Cyanide interferes with the ability of the body to use oxygen to produce energy, which can lead to rapid death.


Compared to Wikipedia:

The cyanide anion is an inhibitor of the enzyme cytochrome c oxidase (also known as aa3) in the fourth complex of the electron transport chain (found in the membrane of the mitochondria of eukaryotic cells). It attaches to the iron within this protein. The binding of cyanide to this cytochrome prevents transport of electrons from cytochrome c oxidase to oxygen. As a result, the electron transport chain is disrupted, meaning that the cell can no longer aerobically produce ATP for energy.
 
2013-07-30 11:49:30 AM

Donnchadha: digitaldesperado: Leave cyanide alone! It's an all natural substance, it's very useful for gold recovery in crushed ore and it smells like almonds

Actually, almonds smell like cyanide because, you know, they actually contain cyanide.


SO do apple seeds.
 
2013-07-30 11:50:17 AM

Ivo Shandor: utah dude: article doesn't correctly describe the actions of cyanide on the human body. but, whatever, georgia's IN florida, right?

What's wrong with it? The CNN article says:

Cyanide interferes with the ability of the body to use oxygen to produce energy, which can lead to rapid death.


Compared to Wikipedia:

The cyanide anion is an inhibitor of the enzyme cytochrome c oxidase (also known as aa3) in the fourth complex of the electron transport chain (found in the membrane of the mitochondria of eukaryotic cells). It attaches to the iron within this protein. The binding of cyanide to this cytochrome prevents transport of electrons from cytochrome c oxidase to oxygen. As a result, the electron transport chain is disrupted, meaning that the cell can no longer aerobically produce ATP for energy.


Sounds uncomfortable.
 
2013-07-30 11:50:22 AM

untaken_name: Did you know rat poison is available in most grocery stores? Also, it doesn't magically distinguish between rats and humans. OH NOES!


Most people that work nine to five know that.
 
2013-07-30 11:50:45 AM
Clearly they needed it for heap leaching of gold bearing soil. Gold bonds to it
 
2013-07-30 11:51:27 AM

megarian: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I think it's used for refining ores of various kinds.

Yeah...that's the ticket.


I used it when panning gold in the 1970s.
 
2013-07-30 11:54:47 AM

vudukungfu: untaken_name: Did you know rat poison is available in most grocery stores? Also, it doesn't magically distinguish between rats and humans. OH NOES!

Most people that work nine to five know that.


Yeah, that was kind of my point. Why are people so scared that there is overnight delivery of cyanide to medical researchers when they can go out and buy poison themselves without even waiting for delivery?
 
GBB
2013-07-30 11:55:33 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Clearly they needed it for heap leaching of gold bearing soil. Gold bonds to it


www.couponaholic.net
I've been using the wrong stuff all along!?!?
 
2013-07-30 11:58:12 AM
It's used as a reagent for measurement of manganese levels and easily available from Hach for peanuts + stupid hazmat fee + exorbitant shipping. So combine your hazardous reagents into one order.
 
2013-07-30 12:00:54 PM
Cyanide interferes with the ability of the body to use oxygen to produce energy, which can lead to rapid death.

"Oxygen is for loosers!"

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-30 12:01:06 PM
i.imgur.com

Overnight delivery of cyanide? Of course I'll pay for the rush shipping.
 
2013-07-30 12:01:55 PM
I think what seems familiar about this story is the guy in Missouri last month who when convicted of molesting a child, immediately took a cyanide pill there in the courtroom and died a few minutes later.  Evidently he also got the pill from an overnight delivery service.
 
2013-07-30 12:03:46 PM

untaken_name: digitaldesperado: Leave cyanide alone! It's an all natural substance, it's very useful for gold recovery in crushed ore and it smells like almonds

And it tastes lik


Does this cyanide taste bad to anyone else?
 
2013-07-30 12:07:54 PM

vudukungfu: Donnchadha: digitaldesperado: Leave cyanide alone! It's an all natural substance, it's very useful for gold recovery in crushed ore and it smells like almonds

Actually, almonds smell like cyanide because, you know, they actually contain cyanide.

SO do apple seeds.


Knowing is half the battle.

/Yo Joe!
 
2013-07-30 12:16:20 PM

Ivo Shandor: utah dude: article doesn't correctly describe the actions of cyanide on the human body. but, whatever, georgia's IN florida, right?

What's wrong with it? The CNN article says:

Cyanide interferes with the ability of the body to use oxygen to produce energy, which can lead to rapid death.


Compared to Wikipedia:

The cyanide anion is an inhibitor of the enzyme cytochrome c oxidase (also known as aa3) in the fourth complex of the electron transport chain (found in the membrane of the mitochondria of eukaryotic cells). It attaches to the iron within this protein. The binding of cyanide to this cytochrome prevents transport of electrons from cytochrome c oxidase to oxygen. As a result, the electron transport chain is disrupted, meaning that the cell can no longer aerobically produce ATP for energy.


oh well u learn something every day.
 
2013-07-30 12:23:51 PM

TheGogmagog: Does this cyanide taste bad to anyone else?


 i.imgur.com
Da.
 
2013-07-30 12:31:08 PM

untaken_name: vudukungfu: untaken_name: Did you know rat poison is available in most grocery stores? Also, it doesn't magically distinguish between rats and humans. OH NOES!

Most people that work nine to five know that.

Yeah, that was kind of my point. Why are people so scared that there is overnight delivery of cyanide to medical researchers when they can go out and buy poison themselves without even waiting for delivery?


They may even have some at work.
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7/10 for NOT referencing the reference.
10/10 if you had talked around it more.
 
2013-07-30 12:37:14 PM

untaken_name: Did you know rat poison is available in most grocery stores? Also, it doesn't magically distinguish between rats and humans. OH NOES!


Exactly. To any intelligent mind, subby's headline is the least remarkable thing about this whole story.
 
2013-07-30 12:38:21 PM
He must not have wanted to get away with it, given that he ordered the murder weapon delivered to his house.

I imagine his wife would have appreciated a nice old-fashioned divorce instead of the cyanide, though.
 
2013-07-30 12:42:19 PM

Speef: He must not have wanted to get away with it, given that he ordered the murder weapon delivered to his house.

I imagine his wife would have appreciated a nice old-fashioned divorce instead of the cyanide, though.


Some people respect their marriage vows.
 
2013-07-30 12:46:36 PM

worlddan: untaken_name: Did you know rat poison is available in most grocery stores? Also, it doesn't magically distinguish between rats and humans. OH NOES!

Exactly. To any intelligent mind, subby's headline is the least remarkable thing about this whole story.


Thank you for the compliment!

/any intelligent mind is better than none
 
2013-07-30 12:47:44 PM

TheGogmagog: untaken_name: vudukungfu: untaken_name: Did you know rat poison is available in most grocery stores? Also, it doesn't magically distinguish between rats and humans. OH NOES!

Most people that work nine to five know that.

Yeah, that was kind of my point. Why are people so scared that there is overnight delivery of cyanide to medical researchers when they can go out and buy poison themselves without even waiting for delivery?

They may even have some at work.
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7/10 for NOT referencing the reference.
10/10 if you had talked around it more.


No, my mother would be ashamed of me. That's one of her favorite movies, but I completely missed the reference. Mea culpa.
 
2013-07-30 01:35:12 PM

untaken_name: Mea culpa.


Holy crap. I mean. I figured that what what you were getting at, but jibed you with the"nine to five" ref, just in case. and it took this long to come out?
wowz
 
2013-07-30 01:36:49 PM

untaken_name: Did you know rat poison is available in most grocery stores? Also, it doesn't magically distinguish between rats and humans. OH NOES!


Yeah, this. WTF would you specially order cyanide? It's like nobody else saw "9 to 5."
 
2013-07-30 01:38:07 PM

vudukungfu: untaken_name: Did you know rat poison is available in most grocery stores? Also, it doesn't magically distinguish between rats and humans. OH NOES!

Most people that work nine to five know that.


LOL

Damn, I was hoping I'd be the first.
 
2013-07-30 01:49:20 PM
These cases are always weird to me.  The unbelievable amount of stupidity by what seems to be an intelligent person almost gives reasonable doubt.
 
2013-07-30 02:17:06 PM
You got your cyanide in my creatine!
You got your creatine in my cyanide!
 
2013-07-30 02:24:30 PM
If you know what you're doing you can derive it from  ferrocyanide
 
2013-07-30 04:00:53 PM
Combined with this, can make for some interesting practical jokes
www.gtaunderground.com
 
2013-07-30 04:04:59 PM

MythDragon: Combined with this, can make for some interesting practical jokes
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Schrodinger's Package Service.

There is a finite probability that your package has already been delivered (or destroyed) -- until you check your front stoop.
 
2013-07-30 05:55:33 PM
untaken_name: No, my mother would be ashamed of me. That's one of her favorite movies


Thanks for making me feel old. get off my farking lawn.
 
2013-07-30 08:54:42 PM
krazykillers.files.wordpress.com

What about strychnine?
 
2013-07-31 02:35:32 AM

BolshyGreatYarblocks: [krazykillers.files.wordpress.com image 242x259]

What about strychnine?


Only if your pulse will be quickinin'.
 
2013-07-31 04:13:32 AM
A friend of mine went to Autumn Klein for treatment of neurological problems while she was pregnant -- friend said Dr. Klein was a fantastic doctor and helped her lot. Awful that all of that could just be taken away because her husband decided he didn't want to bother with custody hearings or whatever the hell his reasons were.

The whole story is really weird -- creatine for pregnancy (who does that?) and he thought she was having an affair but was trying to have another kid with her? The fact that cyanide can be shipped overnight is probably the only part that makes sense. Labs and factories sometimes need that kind of thing, and need it fast.
 
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