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(The Scottish Sun)   The stupid never stops for boozers in this coronavirus pandemic: Seven Russians die after drinking hand sanitiser after running out of booze at party   (thescottishsun.co.uk) divider line
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2020-11-21 5:59:52 PM  
Russian hand sanitizer is 69% methanol?!  The  FDA recalled a bunch of hand sanitizer here in the US for testing positive for methanol.
 
2020-11-21 6:10:10 PM  
Please continue, Russians.
 
2020-11-21 6:19:41 PM  
Oh no!

Anyway.
 
2020-11-21 6:30:46 PM  
So, instead of suiciding themselves for being stuck in Russia, they accidentally offed themselves because they're stupid?
 
2020-11-21 9:54:42 PM  
Wait... were NOT supposed to drink the sanitizer? I thought that was the point. You get it inside you, it kills the virus.

Next you're going to tell me I shouldn't have a UV lamp up my ass.
 
2020-11-21 10:20:44 PM  
What were their Fark handles?
 
2020-11-21 11:44:05 PM  
No, you drink the methanol hand sanitizer first, and then you drink the booze.


/seriously
//look up the treatment for methanol poisoning
///two plus one
 
2020-11-21 11:44:37 PM  
Why would you put propanol in hand sanitizer, let alone farking methanol?
 
2020-11-21 11:44:43 PM  
They should have gone with vanilla extract.
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2020-11-21 11:47:15 PM  
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2020-11-21 11:48:06 PM  

scanman61: No, you drink the methanol hand sanitizer first, and then you drink the booze.


/seriously
//look up the treatment for methanol poisoning
///two plus one


IIRC, that was a plot point on "House".
 
2020-11-21 11:51:08 PM  

scanman61: No, you drink the methanol hand sanitizer first, and then you drink the booze.


/seriously
//look up the treatment for methanol poisoning
///two plus one


That solution is good not just for methanol poisoning, but for all non-ethyl alcohol poisoning.

/it also helps not to drink stuff whose name begins with "meth" in the first place
 
2020-11-21 11:54:11 PM  
Who knew the Russians would take trumps advice
 
2020-11-21 11:58:09 PM  
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That's exactly the sort of structure I'd expect people in eastern Russia to poison themselves with hand sanitizer in.
 
2020-11-21 11:58:55 PM  

dopirt: Russian hand sanitizer is 69% methanol?!  The  FDA recalled a bunch of hand sanitizer here in the US for testing positive for methanol.


Yes.  Here in America those were all from Mexico.  The fear was not that people would decide to drink it.  The fear was that it would absorb through your skin pores.  That seems a bit absurd to me, unless people are slathering it on themselves constantly, sitting in a bathtub full of methanol, have open wounds on their hands, etc.  But I do like knowing that the alcohol I use is ethanol.  As a bonus I suppose I could ingest it if I was really desperate to get a drunk on (that seems unlikely).

Also I remember a story about a Russian woman in Alaska consuming hand sanitizer on an airplane.  Maybe some people are that addicted.  That was pre-Covid-19.
 
2020-11-22 12:00:48 AM  
noobs. you're supposed to just hold the methanol in your mouth and inhale the evaporating alcohol, then spit out the leftovers.
 
2020-11-22 12:02:45 AM  

King Something: scanman61: No, you drink the methanol hand sanitizer first, and then you drink the booze.


/seriously
//look up the treatment for methanol poisoning
///two plus one

That solution is good not just for methanol poisoning, but for all non-ethyl alcohol poisoning.

/it also helps not to drink stuff whose name begins with "meth" in the first place


Yup....works with ethylene glycol (antifreeze) as well.
 
2020-11-22 12:07:39 AM  
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2020-11-22 12:16:35 AM  
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2020-11-22 12:20:50 AM  

DannyBrandt: Wait... were NOT supposed to drink the sanitizer? I thought that was the point. You get it inside you, it kills the virus.

Next you're going to tell me I shouldn't have a UV lamp up my ass.


Anything's a dildo if you are brave enough!
 
2020-11-22 12:26:50 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: dopirt: Russian hand sanitizer is 69% methanol?!  The  FDA recalled a bunch of hand sanitizer here in the US for testing positive for methanol.

Yes.  Here in America those were all from Mexico.  The fear was not that people would decide to drink it.  The fear was that it would absorb through your skin pores.  That seems a bit absurd to me, unless people are slathering it on themselves constantly, sitting in a bathtub full of methanol, have open wounds on their hands, etc.  But I do like knowing that the alcohol I use is ethanol.  As a bonus I suppose I could ingest it if I was really desperate to get a drunk on (that seems unlikely).

Also I remember a story about a Russian woman in Alaska consuming hand sanitizer on an airplane.  Maybe some people are that addicted.  That was pre-Covid-19.


I guess you have never known an alcoholic. Alcoholics are addicted to alcohol, when they are discovered by their families or sometimes even just ro themselves they then work on hiding their addiction by drinking alcohol in other forms.

Which include extracts, Sudafed, rubbing alcohol, ect... so yes some will even try hand sanitizer, because to them they aren't drinking it for the alcohol, but for the other benefits....
 
2020-11-22 12:27:09 AM  

ZMugg: They should have gone with vanilla extract.
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2020-11-22 12:27:28 AM  
So we've found a cure for Russian. Got anything for a scorching case of the Serbian?
 
2020-11-22 12:27:38 AM  

DannyBrandt: Wait... were NOT supposed to drink the sanitizer? I thought that was the point. You get it inside you, it kills the virus.

Next you're going to tell me I shouldn't have a UV lamp up my ass.


Kink shaming is discouraged here.
 
2020-11-22 12:33:35 AM  

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That's exactly the sort of structure I'd expect people in eastern Russia to poison themselves with hand sanitizer in.


I have that exact same front door.

*checks google*

Wow, Home Depot DOES offer services in Russia.
 
2020-11-22 12:42:38 AM  

punkwrestler: Moniker o' Shame: dopirt: Russian hand sanitizer is 69% methanol?!  The  FDA recalled a bunch of hand sanitizer here in the US for testing positive for methanol.

Yes.  Here in America those were all from Mexico.  The fear was not that people would decide to drink it.  The fear was that it would absorb through your skin pores.  That seems a bit absurd to me, unless people are slathering it on themselves constantly, sitting in a bathtub full of methanol, have open wounds on their hands, etc.  But I do like knowing that the alcohol I use is ethanol.  As a bonus I suppose I could ingest it if I was really desperate to get a drunk on (that seems unlikely).

Also I remember a story about a Russian woman in Alaska consuming hand sanitizer on an airplane.  Maybe some people are that addicted.  That was pre-Covid-19.

I guess you have never known an alcoholic. Alcoholics are addicted to alcohol, when they are discovered by their families or sometimes even just ro themselves they then work on hiding their addiction by drinking alcohol in other forms.

Which include extracts, Sudafed, rubbing alcohol, ect... so yes some will even try hand sanitizer, because to them they aren't drinking it for the alcohol, but for the other benefits....


There have also been cases of prison inmates drinking hand sanitizer and getting very sick.  I remember at least one such case made the Fark main page a while ago.
 
2020-11-22 12:52:31 AM  
This sort of thing is a weekly story in Russia. If it's not hand sanitizer it's radiator coolant.
 
2020-11-22 12:53:29 AM  

lolmao500: ZMugg: They should have gone with vanilla extract.
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Holy shiat, that's a real thing.
 
2020-11-22 1:41:02 AM  
In North America, ethanol-based hand sanitizer is supposed to have at least a strong biterrant added to it so it is extremely unpleasant to drink. They usually have something that will make you nauseous as well.  (Learned that from an episode of Intervention, I think.)

Seems like there wasn't a nauseating agent in the stuff these guys drank, otherwise they may have puked it up and not died. Not that a lack of standards ever stopped Russia, but if you're going to allow methanol-based hand sanitizer, at least take some precautions against ingestion.
 
2020-11-22 1:46:24 AM  

DannyBrandt: Wait... were NOT supposed to drink the sanitizer? I thought that was the point. You get it inside you, it kills the virus.

Next you're going to tell me I shouldn't have a UV lamp up my ass.


Indeed//those things can be harmful. Don't want your pool-boy to get a sunburned dick.
 
2020-11-22 1:50:43 AM  
"You bloody fool, you should never mix your drinks!" -

Withnail And I - Lighter Fluid
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Note to self:  Withnail is NOT a role model
 
2020-11-22 1:52:12 AM  
Russian crazy is a special kind of crazy.

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2020-11-22 2:42:21 AM  
I never noticed how many people on this planet are out and out alcoholics until this plague. I'm no prohibitionist by any stretch but this really amazed and frankly scared me, seeing how desperate so many people were to get ahold of alcohol at some points.
 
2020-11-22 2:50:54 AM  
This is a country where Krokodil (home-made desomorphine) is a thing, or at least was.  Graphic image warning if you go a-googling; injecting Krokodil makes users' skin rot off.
 
2020-11-22 2:52:53 AM  

Smoking GNU: I never noticed how many people on this planet are out and out alcoholics until this plague. I'm no prohibitionist by any stretch but this really amazed and frankly scared me, seeing how desperate so many people were to get ahold of alcohol at some points.


I think we have quite a few more of them now, the prolonged isolation and separation from one's usual support networks is doing a number on a lot of peoples' emotional health, plus the boredom prompted by unemployment and the lack of constructive activities with so many usual methods and places of entertainment being closed or at least being not a good idea to anyone with half a brain.
 
2020-11-22 3:48:32 AM  

punkwrestler: Moniker o' Shame: dopirt: Russian hand sanitizer is 69% methanol?!  The  FDA recalled a bunch of hand sanitizer here in the US for testing positive for methanol.

Yes.  Here in America those were all from Mexico.  The fear was not that people would decide to drink it.  The fear was that it would absorb through your skin pores.  That seems a bit absurd to me, unless people are slathering it on themselves constantly, sitting in a bathtub full of methanol, have open wounds on their hands, etc.  But I do like knowing that the alcohol I use is ethanol.  As a bonus I suppose I could ingest it if I was really desperate to get a drunk on (that seems unlikely).

Also I remember a story about a Russian woman in Alaska consuming hand sanitizer on an airplane.  Maybe some people are that addicted.  That was pre-Covid-19.

I guess you have never known an alcoholic. Alcoholics are addicted to alcohol, when they are discovered by their families or sometimes even just ro themselves they then work on hiding their addiction by drinking alcohol in other forms.

Which include extracts, Sudafed, rubbing alcohol, ect... so yes some will even try hand sanitizer, because to them they aren't drinking it for the alcohol, but for the other benefits....


Came here to say this. I don't think this has anything to do with corona, but rather to do with desperate alcoholics getting their hands on cheap alcohol. If not the sanitizer, it would have been mouthwash.
 
2020-11-22 3:51:06 AM  

Manic Depressive Mouse: punkwrestler: Moniker o' Shame: dopirt: Russian hand sanitizer is 69% methanol?!  The  FDA recalled a bunch of hand sanitizer here in the US for testing positive for methanol.

Yes.  Here in America those were all from Mexico.  The fear was not that people would decide to drink it.  The fear was that it would absorb through your skin pores.  That seems a bit absurd to me, unless people are slathering it on themselves constantly, sitting in a bathtub full of methanol, have open wounds on their hands, etc.  But I do like knowing that the alcohol I use is ethanol.  As a bonus I suppose I could ingest it if I was really desperate to get a drunk on (that seems unlikely).

Also I remember a story about a Russian woman in Alaska consuming hand sanitizer on an airplane.  Maybe some people are that addicted.  That was pre-Covid-19.

I guess you have never known an alcoholic. Alcoholics are addicted to alcohol, when they are discovered by their families or sometimes even just ro themselves they then work on hiding their addiction by drinking alcohol in other forms.

Which include extracts, Sudafed, rubbing alcohol, ect... so yes some will even try hand sanitizer, because to them they aren't drinking it for the alcohol, but for the other benefits....

Came here to say this. I don't think this has anything to do with corona, but rather to do with desperate alcoholics getting their hands on cheap alcohol. If not the sanitizer, it would have been mouthwash.


Yup
 
2020-11-22 4:33:01 AM  
I agree with those saying this is unrelated to COVID. This is just desperate alcoholics drinking whatever comes to hand.

Like those Inuit in the dry villages in Alaska who drink hairspray.
 
2020-11-22 4:35:08 AM  
Wait... we're not supposed to drink mouthwash OR hairspray?!

WTF? Damn you, Biden!
 
2020-11-22 4:38:24 AM  

Gyrfalcon: I agree with those saying this is unrelated to COVID. This is just desperate alcoholics drinking whatever comes to hand.

Like those Inuit in the dry villages in Alaska who drink hairspray.


GAAH!
 
2020-11-22 4:45:04 AM  

DannyBrandt: Wait... were NOT supposed to drink the sanitizer? I thought that was the point. You get it inside you, it kills the virus.

Next you're going to tell me I shouldn't have a UV lamp up my ass.


First of all, too much information.
Second of all, please shut your mouth.
 
2020-11-22 5:08:30 AM  

Resident Muslim: DannyBrandt: Wait... were NOT supposed to drink the sanitizer? I thought that was the point. You get it inside you, it kills the virus.

Next you're going to tell me I shouldn't have a UV lamp up my ass.

First of all, too much information.
Second of all, please shut your mouth.


Happy to have such a pleasant discourse with you. Thanks.
 
2020-11-22 5:24:33 AM  

My Sober Alt: "You bloody fool, you should never mix your drinks!" -

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Note to self:  Withnail is NOT a role model


Never mix your drinks!
 
2020-11-22 5:35:45 AM  
Methanol is what will save the world from Russia, just as guns are what will save the world from the US.
 
2020-11-22 5:37:09 AM  

DannyBrandt: Resident Muslim: DannyBrandt: Wait... were NOT supposed to drink the sanitizer? I thought that was the point. You get it inside you, it kills the virus.

Next you're going to tell me I shouldn't have a UV lamp up my ass.

First of all, too much information.
Second of all, please shut your mouth.

Happy to have such a pleasant discourse with you. Thanks.


It's because when one talks with a lamp up their ass it's like staring into headlights.

/amirite?
 
2020-11-22 6:11:56 AM  

NINEv2: DannyBrandt: Resident Muslim: DannyBrandt: Wait... were NOT supposed to drink the sanitizer? I thought that was the point. You get it inside you, it kills the virus.

Next you're going to tell me I shouldn't have a UV lamp up my ass.

First of all, too much information.
Second of all, please shut your mouth.

Happy to have such a pleasant discourse with you. Thanks.

It's because when one talks with a lamp up their ass it's like staring into headlights.

/amirite?


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2020-11-22 6:26:27 AM  

geekbikerskum: This is a country where Krokodil (home-made desomorphine) is a thing, or at least was.  Graphic image warning if you go a-googling; injecting Krokodil makes users' skin rot off.


No, it makes the user's skin party off.
 
2020-11-22 9:53:16 AM  
If you are drunk enough to drink hand sanitizer, you are drunk enough, period. Stop already!


geekbikerskum: Smoking GNU: I never noticed how many people on this planet are out and out alcoholics until this plague. I'm no prohibitionist by any stretch but this really amazed and frankly scared me, seeing how desperate so many people were to get ahold of alcohol at some points.

I think we have quite a few more of them now, the prolonged isolation and separation from one's usual support networks is doing a number on a lot of peoples' emotional health, plus the boredom prompted by unemployment and the lack of constructive activities with so many usual methods and places of entertainment being closed or at least being not a good idea to anyone with half a brain.


Why do you keep looking at me?
But seriously, yes...
 
2020-11-22 11:12:58 PM  
How did they get through life as long as they did, not knowing methanol is poison? Seven dead is a lot of ignorance.
 
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