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(io9)   That scary drug "Krokodil" from Russia that spread to America? Guess where it really originates from. Go ahead, guess. (warning: graphic images)   (io9.com) divider line 128
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2013-09-27 06:39:14 PM  
Read the TFA. What answer do you want, subby? USA, Switzerland or Russia?
 
2013-09-27 06:50:05 PM  
In before the "Druggies deserve to have their flesh fall off" comments
 
2013-09-27 06:54:33 PM  
Anyone hungry? I could go for some kabobs right now...
 
2013-09-27 07:02:30 PM  
Burkina Faso?
 
2013-09-27 07:04:52 PM  
Ok, wow. That was a bit more graphic than I expected...
 
2013-09-27 07:13:15 PM  
The more you know...
 
2013-09-27 07:13:19 PM  

Honest Bender: Ok, wow. That was a bit more graphic than I expected...


Very graphic. Do not click if you're at all squeamish.
 
2013-09-27 07:14:21 PM  
That's one of the lamest link baiting articles ever. "Origins in America" because the opiate was invented here. The Russians are the ones that decided to mix it with gasoline, lighter fluid, and paint thinner.
 
2013-09-27 07:16:19 PM  

Honest Bender: Ok, wow. That was a bit more graphic than I expected...


Nah, it's just someone's messed up hand...

OH MY GOD THAT'S BONE!!!
 
2013-09-27 07:17:02 PM  
*clicks link - scans pictures - closes tab*

www.funelf.net

i.imgur.com

www.roflcat.com
 
2013-09-27 07:17:38 PM  
How is the person with exposed bone not bleeding everywhere?
 
2013-09-27 07:17:49 PM  
NOPE NOPE NOPE

The graphic warning isn't warningish enough!
 
2013-09-27 07:20:34 PM  
I can't see this catching on in America like it did in Russia. This isn't really a desirable drug; the only reason it has a market is because Russia has a lot of heroin junkies who don't have much money.

Krokodil is the drug that you do when you're flat broke and hitting rock bottom while suffering heroin withdrawal because you can't afford it.
 
2013-09-27 07:23:21 PM  
There's a link you a YouTube video posted somewhere deep in the comments. I'm not going to post it here, but if you think the photos are bad, you ain't seen nothing 'til you've seen these kinds of wounds with the people moving around.

Oh, and youtube had an "inappropriate content" warning over the video. I hadn't seen that before today...
 
2013-09-27 07:23:23 PM  

Gig103: That's one of the lamest link baiting articles ever. "Origins in America" because the opiate was invented here. The Russians are the ones that decided to mix it with gasoline, lighter fluid, and paint thinner.


This.

It are the impurities, especially iodine, that make your flesh fall off.

Strolpol: I can't see this catching on in America like it did in Russia. This isn't really a desirable drug; the only reason it has a market is because Russia has a lot of heroin junkies who don't have much money.

Krokodil is the drug that you do when you're flat broke and hitting rock bottom while suffering heroin withdrawal because you can't afford it.


Plus the ingredients to make it like they do in Russia aren't available in the U.S from what I understand.
 
2013-09-27 07:24:15 PM  
...so you're saying we were doing it before it was cool?
 
2013-09-27 07:27:14 PM  

The Briny Derp: ...so you're saying we were doing it before it was cool?


Just another in a long line of addiction substitutes: morphine to cure opium addiction, heroin to cure morphine addiction, methadone to cure heroin addiction. The drug in question was just a step before heroin.
 
2013-09-27 07:30:19 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: How is the person with exposed bone not bleeding everywhere?


It's Gangrene,It happens. People lose toes and fingers to that. It was common in the Civil War.It's why Patton recommended everybody have two pair of socks. So they would notice if they lost a foot.
 
2013-09-27 07:30:21 PM  
It certainly pays to check out the comments before clicking on TFA.

/Nopenopenopenopenope.
//I'd rather sleep soundly, kthxbye.
 
2013-09-27 07:30:49 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: How is the person with exposed bone not bleeding everywhere?


I'm no medical type person, but I'm going to guess that the blood vessels are all dead, which is why the flesh rots off - no blood flow.

Also: Nope.
 
2013-09-27 07:31:52 PM  
Krokodils originate in Egypt

api.tape.tv

Schnappi Schnappi Schnapp
 
2013-09-27 07:38:22 PM  
 
2013-09-27 07:42:54 PM  
I just had to drink a bunch of beer and eat a sardine sandwich before I came into this thread and clicked links, didn't I.

/HURRFF
 
2013-09-27 07:44:32 PM  
Go Go Gadget Darwin Spike.
 
2013-09-27 07:47:59 PM  
fusillade762 [TotalFark]
2013-09-27 06:50:05 PM


In before the "Druggies deserve to have their flesh fall off" comments
.. and it's McDonald's fault you're fat too.
 
2013-09-27 07:53:53 PM  
It's showing up in Phoenix Arizona.

/ Another vote for "Druggies deserve to have their flesh fall off"
 
2013-09-27 07:57:45 PM  

StopLurkListen: I thought this was an urban legend.


Did you look at the link you posted? Snopes has it listed as true.
 
2013-09-27 08:00:56 PM  
Thank gawd Russia doesn't treat their junkies as if it's a medical condition and instead handcuffs them to their beds. I'm sure that will be great for these Krokodil users.

/The handcuffs are for the ones that AREN'T in jail/prison already, BTW
 
2013-09-27 08:02:14 PM  

Honest Bender: Ok, wow. That was a bit more graphic than I expected...


My stomach turned and I got a little squirt of that salty saliva taste at the base of my tongue.  I very nearly threw up on my keyboard.  I'm going to agree with the gentleman above with who posted a solid run of 'nope' pictures.
 
2013-09-27 08:08:45 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: How is the person with exposed bone not bleeding everywhere?


How is all that exposed bone and leftovers not a putrefied mess of infection?  Can't imagine skin grafts will be enough for that to ever again resemble a human limb.

The photos are grotesque, yet oddly fascinating - not that I didn't wince and pucker at first.
 
2013-09-27 08:11:01 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: How is the person with exposed bone not bleeding everywhere?


If that's an honest question, here's an honest answer. I know it's a bit graphic, but I hope this helps explain what happens.  

It's a very slow process. As blood flow decreases, vessels shrink and close off aided by the platelets - usually starting in the smallest capillaries which mostly reside in the many layers of the skin. Vessels closed this way don't bleed but also don't feed essential nutrients to tissues. Necrosis (cell death) sets in, skin dies and sloughs off. Scabs form and thicken, then fall off, deeper and deeper, through skin, fat and muscle - eventually revealing healthy tissue with no protective covering at all.

If no infection sets in, one of two things happen. Sometimes the body starts to OH-so-slowly heal itself by growing new tissue to cover this exposed deep tissue (granulation), but normally the lack of normal blood flow means the wound remains open, unhealed and vulnerable. (It takes a lot of effort for your body to protect itself, so if it's constantly fighting off infection there is not much energy reserves left to grow new tissue.) That's when surgical intervention - meaning tissue transplants and skin grafts - are necessary. Otherwise it's only a matter of time before a massive infection overwhelms the body's ability to defend itself and death results.

Hope this helps.
 
2013-09-27 08:14:03 PM  
How can that person even lift their ARM like that. Has to have been taken in a hospital after the wound had been cleaned.
 
2013-09-27 08:15:35 PM  

fusillade762: In before the "Druggies deserve to have their flesh fall off" comments


The dealers of this shiat do.
 
2013-09-27 08:21:43 PM  

there their theyre: How can that person even lift their ARM like that. Has to have been taken in a hospital after the wound had been cleaned.


Or it's fake.
 
2013-09-27 08:22:32 PM  

Strolpol: I can't see this catching on in America like it did in Russia. This isn't really a desirable drug; the only reason it has a market is because Russia has a lot of heroin junkies who don't have much money.

Krokodil is the drug that you do when you're flat broke and hitting rock bottom while suffering heroin withdrawal because you can't afford it.


Yep.  It's essentially the drug equivilant of mouthwash for broke winos.
 
2013-09-27 08:24:11 PM  
Bonus: Users have a 1-3 year life expectancy following first-time use. (citation is CNN, so your discretion)

Please, under whatever gods you all believe in, or don't believe in, I don't care, but please please please send up a prayer/wish/chant/whatever that my SIL doesn't find this stuff.

/she's already been in the hospital twice because her dealer (meth and heroin) choked her out to the point of unconsciousness. I really don't want my fiance to have to deal with this nightmare, and SoCal is close enough to AZ that if it's there, it's already here.
 
2013-09-27 08:29:09 PM  

Strolpol: Krokodil is the drug that you do when you're flat broke and hitting rock bottom while suffering heroin withdrawal because you can't afford it.


Wait until they discover Sisa (NSFW). Think the worse aspects of bath salts, meth and inhaling battery acid combined.
 
2013-09-27 08:41:49 PM  

TappingTheVein: Strolpol: Krokodil is the drug that you do when you're flat broke and hitting rock bottom while suffering heroin withdrawal because you can't afford it.

Wait until they discover Sisa (NSFW). Think the worse aspects of bath salts, meth and inhaling battery acid combined.


I have to ask, considering the nick: SA counselor?
 
2013-09-27 08:45:02 PM  

fusillade762: there their theyre: How can that person even lift their ARM like that. Has to have been taken in a hospital after the wound had been cleaned.

Or it's fake.


Or it's gangrenous and therefore devoid of all nerve endings and blood, thereby rendering it...*gasp* dead!  Ignorance and stupidity should be painful.
 
2013-09-27 08:47:43 PM  
It's on the amazingly deep and widely-respected io9 website, so it's obviously true.
 
2013-09-27 08:47:46 PM  

Peki: I have to ask, considering the nick: SA counselor?


No, medical simulations developer.
 
2013-09-27 08:51:16 PM  

TappingTheVein: Peki: I have to ask, considering the nick: SA counselor?

No, medical simulations developer.


Okay, that was definitely on the list of responses I didn't expect. You got farkied as "really interesting job."
 
2013-09-27 08:59:44 PM  

ongbok: Gig103: That's one of the lamest link baiting articles ever. "Origins in America" because the opiate was invented here. The Russians are the ones that decided to mix it with gasoline, lighter fluid, and paint thinner.

This.

It are the impurities, especially iodine, that make your flesh fall off.

Strolpol: I can't see this catching on in America like it did in Russia. This isn't really a desirable drug; the only reason it has a market is because Russia has a lot of heroin junkies who don't have much money.

Krokodil is the drug that you do when you're flat broke and hitting rock bottom while suffering heroin withdrawal because you can't afford it.

Plus the ingredients to make it like they do in Russia aren't available in the U.S from what I understand.


As I understand it, the base is codiene.  And while you can't buy that over the counter in the states, it's not hard to get.

It's just that it's a lot not harder to get a ton of other oppiates, for cheaply enough that you don't want/need the gangrene causing drug. Not saying it won't see use here, because people farking inject bath salts and shiat.
 
2013-09-27 09:09:11 PM  
Wow. Whatever happened to the days of a laced joint that made you freak out for a few hours or a really potent mushroom/acid drop? Mixing in gasoline and paint? How in the hell does that even make sense?
 
2013-09-27 09:11:02 PM  

enik: It's on the amazingly deep and widely-respected io9 website, so it's obviously true.


Considering this drug has been reported about in the media for a few years now? io9 is late to the party.
 
2013-09-27 09:16:57 PM  
Holy FARK!!! Good God that is just horrific.  That has to be one intense high for someone to ignore the long-term results of its use.  While disgusted seeing those with "meth mouth,"  I will be absolutely horrified the first time I come across someone using this drug..
 
2013-09-27 09:17:10 PM  
saguisag.com

'Vonce again, Americans try to take credit for Russian inwension.'
 
2013-09-27 09:31:14 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: StopLurkListen: I thought this was an urban legend.

Did you look at the link you posted? Snopes has it listed as true.


Yes ... that's why I linked it.
 
2013-09-27 09:38:20 PM  
We should probably just legalize heroin and cocaine so people don't cook up drugs in their kitchen...
 
2013-09-27 09:38:28 PM  
So kiddies, the takeaway here is that safe legal drugs are always worse than what the black market will provide, given demand! And, of course, at least here in the good ol exceptional US of A, the expectation is that responsible owners will always safely use and store their guns and cars, not hurt or kill anyone just based on their inherent superiority as an autonomous citizen of the greatest country evar!, all the while never ever able to dodo likewise with their all powerful, evil, evil, bad, bad, bad and uncontrollable, "controlled substances" or DRUGGGSSSS!!!
 
2013-09-27 09:38:51 PM  

gopher321: Anyone hungry? I could go for some kabobs right now...


Yes. I'm Hungry!
 
2013-09-27 09:41:25 PM  

Fade2black: fusillade762: there their theyre: How can that person even lift their ARM like that. Has to have been taken in a hospital after the wound had been cleaned.

Or it's fake.

Or it's gangrenous and therefore devoid of all nerve endings and blood, thereby rendering it...*gasp* dead!  Ignorance and stupidity should be painful.


Sure. Because in the history of the Internet there have never been fake photos posted anywhere.
 
2013-09-27 09:43:29 PM  

WhyteRaven74: enik: It's on the amazingly deep and widely-respected io9 website, so it's obviously true.

Considering this drug has been reported about in the media for a few years now? io9 is late to the party.


Not only that, the article's author is really reaching to blame America:

FTFA: To summarize: while searching for a less addictive form of morphine, we found a way more addictive form of morphine.

Pretty sure that's how we got heroin in the first place...(Checks Wiki for Heroin)
Yep. JFC Robert T. Gonzalez, it's called research. Try it sometime.

/Took me five minutes to verify that, max
//Journalism isn't dead, it's just the literary equivalent of Krokodil these days...
 
2013-09-27 09:54:01 PM  
Nope
 
2013-09-27 09:57:56 PM  
Dear God. I don't think of myself as an especially squeamish person, but when I scrolled down the pics were so shockingly graphic I screamed involuntarily.

The shiat people will do to get high >_<
 
2013-09-27 10:15:45 PM  

Brainsick: Journalism isn't dead, it's just the literary equivalent of Krokodil these days...


Admit, you never heard about the magazine before you checked the wiki for the drug.
 
2013-09-27 10:17:11 PM  

Honest Bender: Ok, wow. That was a bit more graphic than I expected...


Yeah. That.
 
2013-09-27 10:19:24 PM  
Ok, so I'm the most squeamish person I know. I can't see a needle, dissect a worm, or even see cgi internal anatomy without getting light-headed and/or passing out. Yet those pictures didn't really bother me. What gives? Is it the lack of fluids?
 
2013-09-27 10:21:04 PM  
...or maybe they're so horrendous my brain subconsciously passes them off as fake?
 
2013-09-27 10:21:31 PM  
www.x-entertainment.com
 
2013-09-27 10:22:02 PM  
yeah, whatever..

[scroll scroll]

seen worse

[scroll scroll]

buncha pussies

[scroll]

MOTHER OF GOD MAKE IT GO AWAY BLUUUURRRRRGGGGHHHHH
 
2013-09-27 10:23:57 PM  

Bisu: Ok, so I'm the most squeamish person I know. I can't see a needle, dissect a worm, or even see cgi internal anatomy without getting light-headed and/or passing out. Yet those pictures didn't really bother me. What gives? Is it the lack of fluids?


Maybe. The lack of fluid is actually what is bothering me, so I guess it could work the other way too. I think for me it's the idea that if blood isn't running, than you're even more farked than if it was.

/would be related to the whole if you can feel pain at least you aren't dead concept
 
2013-09-27 10:54:18 PM  
Drugs like this are a healthy dose of chlorine in the gene pool.
 
2013-09-27 10:57:17 PM  

MadameX: If that's an honest question, here's an honest answer. I know it's a bit graphic, but I hope this helps explain what happens.


Thank you.

Duck_of_Doom: How is all that exposed bone and leftovers not a putrefied mess of infection?


If not blood, that's what I was expecting to see. It all looked so dry and clean, like they'd already cleaned it out. Maybe they did for the photo op. It just seemed to surreal, like it came from a good makeup studio for a zombie film. Maybe I'm just disillusioned by Hollywood.

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2013-09-27 11:02:44 PM  
What scares me more than anything is that that I looked through that page, saw the photos, went "Meh, that's icky but certainly no worse than..." and listed of a number of diseases, afflictions, and worse looking Bad Things (tm) that can happen to people in oogy or unusual circumstances.

And I'm an IT guy, not someone in health care or somesuch that would normally see that stuff.
 
2013-09-27 11:05:55 PM  

Bisu: Ok, so I'm the most squeamish person I know. I can't see a needle, dissect a worm, or even see cgi internal anatomy without getting light-headed and/or passing out. Yet those pictures didn't really bother me. What gives? Is it the lack of fluids?


I had the same reaction.  Partly because of lack of fluids, partly because the people look so calm and not in pain, partly because they look like something out of a zombie movie.
 
2013-09-27 11:10:16 PM  

xaks: What scares me more than anything is that that I looked through that page, saw the photos, went "Meh, that's icky but certainly no worse than..." and listed of a number of diseases, afflictions, and worse looking Bad Things (tm) that can happen to people in oogy or unusual circumstances.


Few of those things involve activities people do voluntarily, for fun. Krokodil has been around long enough that its effects are known and easily discoverable and yet it remains a marketable substance.

/I know "Yeah but..." followed by a bunch of faces of meth pictures but that's from chronic long term use. This stuff can destroy healthy tissue on the first spike.
 
2013-09-27 11:14:19 PM  

TappingTheVein: Peki: I have to ask, considering the nick: SA counselor?

No, medical simulations developer.


You told me it was because you loved Heather and the band!!!
 
2013-09-27 11:19:08 PM  
Not a wuss here... Promise.

Between this shiat and the post a week ago about the dog killed by the python (or boa?), fark needs to do some soul searching. Reporting is one thing. These pictures are nearly the stuff of ogrish.

Just post pics of naked women next to half dead kids over and over. That'll bring 'em in.

I can take the gore. The nudity tends to be very nice. It's just not why I come to Fark.

One man's opnion.
 
2013-09-27 11:28:00 PM  
This is another reason why I'm glad I never got hooked on drugs.

I cannot imagine being so desperate for a high that you'd risk your flesh rotting off your body. That's just all sorts of mentally screwed up.
 
2013-09-27 11:32:16 PM  

JonBuck: Honest Bender: Ok, wow. That was a bit more graphic than I expected...

Very graphic. Do not click if you're at all squeamish.


That other pic was...wow.  The guy must've been in shock or something.
 
2013-09-27 11:37:58 PM  
It's like Ogrish.com lite.
 
2013-09-27 11:39:23 PM  

TappingTheVein: Strolpol: Krokodil is the drug that you do when you're flat broke and hitting rock bottom while suffering heroin withdrawal because you can't afford it.

Wait until they discover Sisa (NSFW). Think the worse aspects of bath salts, meth and inhaling battery acid combined.


media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-27 11:51:48 PM  
can't we just saw off russia from the rest of the world?
 
2013-09-27 11:53:34 PM  

there their theyre: How can that person even lift their ARM like that. Has to have been taken in a hospital after the wound had been cleaned.


Probably, but it looks like she (he?) has only lost about half the muscle. Granted, that's all of the muscle on one side, but it's at least semi-plausible that there might still be enough to hold the arm in that position.

Nasty shiat, krokodil is. Though I question whether or not the stuff that originated in the US can really be called krokodil. The active ingredient is the same, but it sounds like the US-original version doesn't have the skin-melty, flesh-corrody crap that gives krokodil its trademark side effects.
 
2013-09-28 12:16:11 AM  
Life in Russia, so bad people will shoot up drugs that eat flesh.

Thanks O'Putin!
 
2013-09-28 12:28:16 AM  

whither_apophis: Life in Russia, so bad people will shoot up drugs that eat flesh.

Thanks O'Putin!


Thatguysonheroin.com

Welcome to Baltimore, Zombie training camp of the USA.

Thanks, screw-it-I'm-not-going-to-make-a-social-ill-political!
 
2013-09-28 01:05:52 AM  

Ready-set: Between this shiat and the post a week ago about the dog killed by the python (or boa?), fark needs to do some soul searching. Reporting is one thing. These pictures are nearly the stuff of ogrish.


Just Googled Ogrish...so it's like Rotten.com for attention whores? Ok.

cdn.meme.li

/My internet lawn, off
//don't even get me started on the sh*t you could find on the old usenet bbs's
///I know, I know
lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-09-28 01:44:05 AM  
Peki,I hope your sister finds her way back soon, but she's gotta be the one who decides it's time.
 
2013-09-28 02:10:51 AM  

DreamyAltarBoy: Peki,I hope your sister finds her way back soon, but she's gotta be the one who decides it's time.


Oh, I know. I've been through NA so I know the deal (not an addict though, long story). We've told her several times that as soon as she ready, all she has to do is call.
 
2013-09-28 02:21:13 AM  

Peki: DreamyAltarBoy: Peki,I hope your sister finds her way back soon, but she's gotta be the one who decides it's time.

Oh, I know. I've been through NA so I know the deal (not an addict though, long story). We've told her several times that as soon as she ready, all she has to do is call.


I'm glad you know the way.
 
2013-09-28 02:56:12 AM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Dear God. I don't think of myself as an especially squeamish person, but when I scrolled down the pics were so shockingly graphic I screamed involuntarily.

The shiat people will do to get high >_<


I'm pretty sure they didn't expect that to happen...
 
2013-09-28 03:07:21 AM  
Yo, Brainsick, that's the best Welcome to Fark EVAR.
 
2013-09-28 03:09:23 AM  
So after reading that article, I simply did a GIS for "krokodil."  I'm not sure which is the most disturbing:

1. The pictures themselves.
2. The fact that I can look at those pictures and just sorta go "huh.  That's interesting."

I think I may be a psychopath.
 
2013-09-28 03:17:27 AM  

Kittypie070: Yo, Brainsick, that's the best Welcome to Fark EVAR.


Yo, fatty, it represents a different fark than years ago. My name is new but I've been around for many years. It'll be too bad if a funny site goes to a rubber-neck style format. First, lame and comment-prohibited ads. Now this.
 
2013-09-28 03:17:57 AM  
Another good reason to end the war on drugs.
 
2013-09-28 03:18:00 AM  

Sergeant Grumbles: How is the person with exposed bone not bleeding everywhere?


How is the person with the exposed bone and muscle not infected with more bugs than Windows?
I thought to the skin has to be intact to keep infection out.
 
2013-09-28 03:21:31 AM  

ZeroCorpse: I cannot imagine being so desperate for a high that you'd risk your flesh rotting off your body. That's just all sorts of mentally screwed up.


Paraphrasing a National Lampoon bit: "You'll get a much better high when you KNOW your flesh will be falling off!"
 
2013-09-28 03:32:22 AM  
This is why you manage drug abuse as a social health issue, and not a crime. Sunshine is the great disinfectant.
 
2013-09-28 04:00:16 AM  
I rode an a metro car one time that had this guy on it that stank like nothing I'd ever smelled before. The car was full, but everyone else was crammed into the opposite side from where this guy was sitting. After trying to figure out why he stank so bad, I noticed his arm was rotting. Like farking actually rotting. It's the only time I've seen evidence of it in Moscow, as I think it's a more rural and Siberian ghetto thing, but fark, it's real and disgusting
 
2013-09-28 04:05:50 AM  
I never needed to sleep again, anyway
 
2013-09-28 05:25:39 AM  

Ready-set: Kittypie070: Yo, Brainsick, that's the best Welcome to Fark EVAR.

Yo, fatty, it represents a different fark than years ago. My name is new but I've been around for many years. It'll be too bad if a funny site goes to a rubber-neck style format. First, lame and comment-prohibited ads. Now this.


Pardon ME?? Did I ask to be f*cking insulted? Go to Hell.
 
2013-09-28 05:54:19 AM  

Shadow Blasko: You told me it was because you loved Heather and the band!!!


I do :)
When i signed up more than a decade ago i was a game developer.
 
2013-09-28 06:58:09 AM  
i2.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-09-28 06:59:43 AM  

The Briny Derp: ...so you're saying we were doing it before it was cool?


No, Russians were doing it long before you

www.funnyartpictures.com
 
2013-09-28 07:01:21 AM  

Strolpol: I can't see this catching on in America like it did in Russia. This isn't really a desirable drug; the only reason it has a market is because Russia has a lot of heroin junkies who don't have much money.

Krokodil is the drug that you do when you're flat broke and hitting rock bottom while suffering heroin withdrawal because you can't afford it.


Yep and it is made from hydrocodone pills which are way harder to get and more expensive than heroin in the U.S.  My sister's estranged husband is a junkie and recently switched to heroin because it is cheaper to get and easier to find than the opiate pain pills which initially got him addicted to opiates.  Dude is a worthless piece of shiat, but I am pretty sure you have figured that out already.
 
2013-09-28 07:22:04 AM  
farm2.staticflickr.com
LEGALIZE IT!
 
2013-09-28 09:36:25 AM  

Honest Bender: Ok, wow. That was a bit more graphic than I expected...


Well, that drug sure looks like a good time.
 
2013-09-28 09:56:03 AM  
At first I was like "that looks like a tasty Italian" (that's what we call a sandwich with ham, salami, pickles, cheese, etc. in a long bun around here). Then I was like "Oh my farking God!"
 
2013-09-28 10:01:29 AM  

Sergeant Grumbles: How is the person with exposed bone not bleeding everywhere?


Its a miracle drug.
 
2013-09-28 10:04:47 AM  
 
2013-09-28 10:17:04 AM  
Well, I think I just had my first effective 'not even once' moment. Although, if the world dealt with recreational drug use better, this shiat wouldn't exist.
 
2013-09-28 10:51:59 AM  

Honest Bender: Ok, wow. That was a bit more graphic than I expected...


This!
 
2013-09-28 11:19:34 AM  

Kittypie070: Ready-set: Kittypie070: Yo, Brainsick, that's the best Welcome to Fark EVAR.

Yo, fatty, it represents a different fark than years ago. My name is new but I've been around for many years. It'll be too bad if a funny site goes to a rubber-neck style format. First, lame and comment-prohibited ads. Now this.

Pardon ME?? Did I ask to be f*cking insulted? Go to Hell.


WELCOME TO FARK!
 
2013-09-28 11:46:02 AM  

Ready-set: Kittypie070: Ready-set: Kittypie070: Yo, Brainsick, that's the best Welcome to Fark EVAR.

Yo, fatty, it represents a different fark than years ago. My name is new but I've been around for many years. It'll be too bad if a funny site goes to a rubber-neck style format. First, lame and comment-prohibited ads. Now this.

Pardon ME?? Did I ask to be f*cking insulted? Go to Hell.

WELCOME TO FARK!


Ohsnap.jpg
 
2013-09-28 11:58:15 AM  

fusillade762: In before the "Druggies deserve to have their flesh fall off" comments


I'll not be shedding any tears over their lack of flesh.  Although, I have been looking for ways to make my Fallout Ghoul costume look more authentic...
 
2013-09-28 01:20:49 PM  
The vice network have a great documentary about this drug. Google it
 
2013-09-28 01:26:09 PM  
The article (and wikipedia page on desomorphine) show thionyl chloride in the synthesis. Do they really use that on the street?

IIRC, that was one of the worst smelling reagents I've ever used in a lab. Someone left the top off for a few mins and cleared everyone out of the lab. It was the only substance I had used that actually made me leave a lab feeling somewhat sick.

/Decided theory/computation was more my style
//Snopes page on krokodil lists acids as 'caustic' which is a term usually used for only bases
///Pedantic chemist, away!
 
2013-09-28 03:29:49 PM  

hogans: NOPE NOPE NOPE

The graphic warning isn't warningish enough!


img.fark.net
 
2013-09-28 04:10:36 PM  

What the HELL!? This needs a far larger "graphic warning" than what's provided!

 
2013-09-28 04:20:35 PM  

Harry_Seldon: This is why you manage drug abuse as a social health issue, and not a crime. Sunshine is the great disinfectant.


The problem is that this requires the possibility of a "sick society". The sorts of people who look to drug legalization as an answer are usually not very keen on admitting that possibility.
 
2013-09-28 05:47:16 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: How is the person with exposed bone not bleeding everywhere?


Clotting and vasospasm. The vessel either spasms shut or clots off, which kills the tissue it supplies.

I've seen worse in the hospital, mostly decubitus ulcers in diabetics and the extremely infirm. One that sticks out had the tibia and fibula completely exposed just below the knee. The nurse puked, and I just barely held on.
 
2013-09-28 06:38:44 PM  

Sword and Shield: Sergeant Grumbles: How is the person with exposed bone not bleeding everywhere?

Clotting and vasospasm. The vessel either spasms shut or clots off, which kills the tissue it supplies.

I've seen worse in the hospital, mostly decubitus ulcers in diabetics and the extremely infirm. One that sticks out had the tibia and fibula completely exposed just below the knee. The nurse puked, and I just barely held on.


I once saw someone's butt fall of in his wheelchair. Person was lifted to the gurney, butt remained in the chair.
 
2013-09-28 06:51:28 PM  

Ready-set: Kittypie070: Ready-set: Kittypie070: Yo, Brainsick, that's the best Welcome to Fark EVAR.

Yo, fatty, it represents a different fark than years ago. My name is new but I've been around for many years. It'll be too bad if a funny site goes to a rubber-neck style format. First, lame and comment-prohibited ads. Now this.

Pardon ME?? Did I ask to be f*cking insulted? Go to Hell.

WELCOME TO FARK!


complaining about FARK 'not being funny' and then proceeding with a mean-spirited, unfunny post because I hurt your feelings is the sort of thing we should really avoid...

/welcome to Fark, indeed
 
2013-09-28 07:16:01 PM  

RedVentrue: Sword and Shield: Sergeant Grumbles: How is the person with exposed bone not bleeding everywhere?

Clotting and vasospasm. The vessel either spasms shut or clots off, which kills the tissue it supplies.

I've seen worse in the hospital, mostly decubitus ulcers in diabetics and the extremely infirm. One that sticks out had the tibia and fibula completely exposed just below the knee. The nurse puked, and I just barely held on.

I once saw someone's butt fall of in his wheelchair. Person was lifted to the gurney, butt remained in the chair.


I'm having a lot of trouble picturing that one.

/though, when I lived in Canada and it was -52, I thought my thighs were going to fall off that way
 
2013-09-28 07:52:28 PM  

fusillade762: In before the "Druggies deserve to have their flesh fall off" comments


If you have a krokodil addict take bath salts, what you have is a partially rotting, walking corpse that wants to eat your face.

I've heard of this phenomenon before, but just can't place it OH FOR shiat'S SAKE IT'S THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE AND IT IS HAPPENING >NOW< PEOPLE
 
2013-09-28 08:10:40 PM  

Brainsick: Ready-set: Kittypie070: Ready-set: Kittypie070: Yo, Brainsick, that's the best Welcome to Fark EVAR.

Yo, fatty, it represents a different fark than years ago. My name is new but I've been around for many years. It'll be too bad if a funny site goes to a rubber-neck style format. First, lame and comment-prohibited ads. Now this.

Pardon ME?? Did I ask to be f*cking insulted? Go to Hell.

WELCOME TO FARK!

complaining about FARK 'not being funny' and then proceeding with a mean-spirited, unfunny post because I hurt your feelings is the sort of thing we should really avoid...

/welcome to Fark, indeed


Do you understand quotes? I didn't write about it 'not being funny'. Your pic seemed to endorse the graphic material. She liked it. If the word 'fatty' is more shocking than a photo of the inside of an addict's arm, you both have priority issues. And my post was pretty funny.

How about we all just lighten up? I'll have to hope Fark doesn't trend towards the gore.
 
2013-09-28 08:18:59 PM  
Last night I had a dream that the drugs were consuming me!
 
2013-09-28 08:47:22 PM  

Peki: RedVentrue: Sword and Shield: Sergeant Grumbles: How is the person with exposed bone not bleeding everywhere?

Clotting and vasospasm. The vessel either spasms shut or clots off, which kills the tissue it supplies.

I've seen worse in the hospital, mostly decubitus ulcers in diabetics and the extremely infirm. One that sticks out had the tibia and fibula completely exposed just below the knee. The nurse puked, and I just barely held on.

I once saw someone's butt fall of in his wheelchair. Person was lifted to the gurney, butt remained in the chair.

I'm having a lot of trouble picturing that one.

/though, when I lived in Canada and it was -52, I thought my thighs were going to fall off that way


The guy rolled himself into the emergency room with a shirt and lap blanket on. There's no telling how long he'd been in that chair, but he stank up the whole wing of the hospital. He didn't survive.
 
2013-09-28 09:12:21 PM  
RedVentrue:
The guy rolled himself into the emergency room with a shirt and lap blanket on. There's no telling how long he'd been in that chair, but he stank up the whole wing of the hospital. He didn't survive.

Okay,  now I'm wondering the mechanics of what happened, mainly what the definition of "butt" is.  Gluteal muscle/fat only, or legs too, or ???

I can understand if you really don't want to get into it.

/but please, no pictures.  that sort of thing is a no-go for me
 
2013-09-28 10:28:23 PM  

Brainsick: Ready-set: Kittypie070: Ready-set: Kittypie070: Yo, Brainsick, that's the best Welcome to Fark EVAR.

Yo, fatty, it represents a different fark than years ago. My name is new but I've been around for many years. It'll be too bad if a funny site goes to a rubber-neck style format. First, lame and comment-prohibited ads. Now this.

Pardon ME?? Did I ask to be f*cking insulted? Go to Hell.

WELCOME TO FARK!

complaining about FARK 'not being funny' and then proceeding with a mean-spirited, unfunny post because I hurt your feelings is the sort of thing we should really avoid...

/welcome to Fark, indeed


Meow!?
 
2013-09-28 11:04:57 PM  

Mister Peejay: RedVentrue:
The guy rolled himself into the emergency room with a shirt and lap blanket on. There's no telling how long he'd been in that chair, but he stank up the whole wing of the hospital. He didn't survive.

Okay,  now I'm wondering the mechanics of what happened, mainly what the definition of "butt" is.  Gluteal muscle/fat only, or legs too, or ???

I can understand if you really don't want to get into it.

/but please, no pictures.  that sort of thing is a no-go for me


You could see his bones from tail bones to his upper femur. also part of his rectum fell out. It made a ripping/ sloshing sound, but that might have been the cushion velcro on the wheelchair. I don't exactly know the mechanics of it as I'm not a MD and it's not my expertise. I can only report what I saw. He had a colostomy and catheter, and so I imagine he didn't have to get up to use the bathroom, and didn't feel the need to take care of himself.
 
2013-09-28 11:42:09 PM  

RedVentrue: Mister Peejay: RedVentrue:
The guy rolled himself into the emergency room with a shirt and lap blanket on. There's no telling how long he'd been in that chair, but he stank up the whole wing of the hospital. He didn't survive.

Okay,  now I'm wondering the mechanics of what happened, mainly what the definition of "butt" is.  Gluteal muscle/fat only, or legs too, or ???

I can understand if you really don't want to get into it.

/but please, no pictures.  that sort of thing is a no-go for me

You could see his bones from tail bones to his upper femur. also part of his rectum fell out. It made a ripping/ sloshing sound, but that might have been the cushion velcro on the wheelchair. I don't exactly know the mechanics of it as I'm not a MD and it's not my expertise. I can only report what I saw. He had a colostomy and catheter, and so I imagine he didn't have to get up to use the bathroom, and didn't feel the need to take care of himself.


Wow.

The amazing life paradox: we are infinitely fragile and infinitely tough at the same time.

/rectum part got me. I seem to have a "thing" with disembowelment (haunts my sleep paralysis-induced hallucinations).
 
2013-09-29 12:20:15 AM  

Peki: RedVentrue: Mister Peejay: RedVentrue:
The guy rolled himself into the emergency room with a shirt and lap blanket on. There's no telling how long he'd been in that chair, but he stank up the whole wing of the hospital. He didn't survive.

Okay,  now I'm wondering the mechanics of what happened, mainly what the definition of "butt" is.  Gluteal muscle/fat only, or legs too, or ???

I can understand if you really don't want to get into it.

/but please, no pictures.  that sort of thing is a no-go for me

You could see his bones from tail bones to his upper femur. also part of his rectum fell out. It made a ripping/ sloshing sound, but that might have been the cushion velcro on the wheelchair. I don't exactly know the mechanics of it as I'm not a MD and it's not my expertise. I can only report what I saw. He had a colostomy and catheter, and so I imagine he didn't have to get up to use the bathroom, and didn't feel the need to take care of himself.

Wow.

The amazing life paradox: we are infinitely fragile and infinitely tough at the same time.

/rectum part got me. I seem to have a "thing" with disembowelment (haunts my sleep paralysis-induced hallucinations).


If you ever find yourself paralyzed, it's important to move around periodically to restore circulation to your butt, legs, and feet. :-/
 
2013-09-29 01:23:19 AM  

Kittypie070: Brainsick: Ready-set: Kittypie070: Ready-set: Kittypie070: Yo, Brainsick, that's the best Welcome to Fark EVAR.

Yo, fatty, it represents a different fark than years ago. My name is new but I've been around for many years. It'll be too bad if a funny site goes to a rubber-neck style format. First, lame and comment-prohibited ads. Now this.

Pardon ME?? Did I ask to be f*cking insulted? Go to Hell.

WELCOME TO FARK!

complaining about FARK 'not being funny' and then proceeding with a mean-spirited, unfunny post because I hurt your feelings is the sort of thing we should really avoid...

/welcome to Fark, indeed

Meow!?


I was responding to Ready Set's 'fatty' comment, not your response, Kitty

Ready-set: How about we all just lighten up? I'll have to hope Fark doesn't trend towards the gore.


I agree, I was just surprised by the pearl-clutching...

cdn.meme.li


*backs away from thread slowly*
 
2013-09-29 02:19:38 AM  

RedVentrue: Peki: RedVentrue: Mister Peejay: RedVentrue:
The guy rolled himself into the emergency room with a shirt and lap blanket on. There's no telling how long he'd been in that chair, but he stank up the whole wing of the hospital. He didn't survive.

Okay,  now I'm wondering the mechanics of what happened, mainly what the definition of "butt" is.  Gluteal muscle/fat only, or legs too, or ???

I can understand if you really don't want to get into it.

/but please, no pictures.  that sort of thing is a no-go for me

You could see his bones from tail bones to his upper femur. also part of his rectum fell out. It made a ripping/ sloshing sound, but that might have been the cushion velcro on the wheelchair. I don't exactly know the mechanics of it as I'm not a MD and it's not my expertise. I can only report what I saw. He had a colostomy and catheter, and so I imagine he didn't have to get up to use the bathroom, and didn't feel the need to take care of himself.

Wow.

The amazing life paradox: we are infinitely fragile and infinitely tough at the same time.

/rectum part got me. I seem to have a "thing" with disembowelment (haunts my sleep paralysis-induced hallucinations).

If you ever find yourself paralyzed, it's important to move around periodically to restore circulation to your butt, legs, and feet. :-/


Noted. Heard of bed sores, never heard of. . . stuff falling off.
 
2013-09-29 03:45:30 AM  

Brainsick: Ready-set: Kittypie070: Ready-set: Kittypie070: Yo, Brainsick, that's the best Welcome to Fark EVAR.

Yo, fatty, it represents a different fark than years ago. My name is new but I've been around for many years. It'll be too bad if a funny site goes to a rubber-neck style format. First, lame and comment-prohibited ads. Now this.

Pardon ME?? Did I ask to be f*cking insulted? Go to Hell.

WELCOME TO FARK!

complaining about FARK 'not being funny' and then proceeding with a mean-spirited, unfunny post because I hurt your feelings is the sort of thing we should really avoid...

/welcome to Fark, indeed


static.comicvine.com
 
2013-09-29 04:22:30 AM  

RedVentrue: You could see his bones from tail bones to his upper femur. also part of his rectum fell out. It made a ripping/ sloshing sound, but that might have been the cushion velcro on the wheelchair. I don't exactly know the mechanics of it as I'm not a MD and it's not my expertise. I can only report what I saw. He had a colostomy and catheter, and so I imagine he didn't have to get up to use the bathroom, and didn't feel the need to take care of himself.


Oh dear gods. This sounds like something I don't want to look forward to when I go on placement.

It's weird - every single time I click on the comments for this thread, I'm eating something. It doesn't bother me either.
 
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