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2020-12-06 4:17:03 AM  
Clostridium botulinum bacteria?
Yeah, don't feed your newborn honey.
Don't eat old paint chips.
Avoid suggesting Vladimir Putin likes being fisted in the ass by Chechen rebels. (He prefers those 'little' green men in Ukraine)
Aaand, don't do shots of mercury.

Gun control should be in there somewhere, but I just shot my load...
 
2020-12-06 4:37:19 AM  
LOL, you're more likely to meet someone who shoots it up their cheek to look "younger". But go on, panic.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2020-12-06 4:45:25 AM  
Down voted for being an awful video for what could have been a very informative presentation.
 
2020-12-06 7:29:20 AM  
Well that was certainly...cheerful.
 
2020-12-06 7:32:31 AM  
What a shiate video. I guess it was the interns day off.
 
2020-12-06 7:39:47 AM  
I remember there was a Mystery episode where a guy tried to poison his wife by cultivating botulism. Forget if he got caught, or accidentally ate his own poison.
 
2020-12-06 7:47:51 AM  
Let me guess: It takes a full 40% of the video for them to actually name this horrible poison that's coming from inside the house, and the first thing they do is tell you to like and subscribe.

Thanks for linking this, submitter
 
2020-12-06 8:24:32 AM  

Xai: Down voted for being an awful video for what could have been a very informative presentation.


I thank Red for telling me what it was about. Will not watch YouTube video of unknown content.  Life is too short for that shiat.
 
2020-12-06 8:24:47 AM  
Isn't that the same as 200,000,000.0g, but backwards?

Are we, therefore, taking this poison rectally?
 
2020-12-06 8:27:48 AM  
That's a really stupid way to write decimals.
 
2020-12-06 8:30:34 AM  

Likwit: That's a really stupid way to write decimals.


It's called Much of the world outside of the USA.
 
2020-12-06 8:59:20 AM  

natazha: Likwit: That's a really stupid way to write decimals.

It's called Much of the world outside of the USA.


Much of the world outwith the US would write it as 0,000000002 g.

Better would be 2*10⁻⁹ g, or 2 ng.
 
2020-12-06 9:31:32 AM  

Nocrash: Xai: Down voted for being an awful video for what could have been a very informative presentation.

I thank Red for telling me what it was about. Will not watch YouTube video of unknown content.  Life is too short for that shiat.


Me, neither - most YouTube and Twitter links get ignored unless the Fark commentary looks interesting!
 
2020-12-06 10:03:09 AM  

iron de havilland: natazha: Likwit: That's a really stupid way to write decimals.

It's called Much of the world outside of the USA.

Much of the world outwith the US would write it as 0,000000002 g.

Better would be 2*10⁻⁹ g, or 2 ng.


But that would confuse the dumbs and not be having a lot of scary zeros. 000000000ooooooo ssssscary.
 
2020-12-06 10:08:30 AM  
Redh8t:Aaand, don't do shots of mercury.

Exactly, it's safer to mainline that shiat.

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2020-12-06 10:35:50 AM  
Oh, yeah, botulism let's worry about that, being the 1910s and have no widespread use of refrigeration or food safety standards.
 
2020-12-06 10:49:01 AM  

Bennett the Mad: Nocrash: Xai: Down voted for being an awful video for what could have been a very informative presentation.

I thank Red for telling me what it was about. Will not watch YouTube video of unknown content.  Life is too short for that shiat.

Me, neither - most YouTube and Twitter links get ignored unless the Fark commentary looks interesting!


It's the Fark Way. Read the comments first. Or better still comment after reading only the headline.

Twitter threads are sometimes funny and they don't count much against my cellular data as compared to the U-tube.
 
2020-12-06 10:59:08 AM  

Nocrash: Bennett the Mad: Nocrash: Xai: Down voted for being an awful video for what could have been a very informative presentation.

I thank Red for telling me what it was about. Will not watch YouTube video of unknown content.  Life is too short for that shiat.

Me, neither - most YouTube and Twitter links get ignored unless the Fark commentary looks interesting!

It's the Fark Way. Read the comments first. Or better still comment after reading only the headline.

Twitter threads are sometimes funny and they don't count much against my cellular data as compared to the U-tube.


Hey, now, that's still fun! What would Fark be without the woefully uninformed & the terminally pedantic?
 
2020-12-06 11:12:26 AM  

Xai: Down voted for being an awful video for what could have been a very informative presentation.


I want to know who stores unopened canned food in their refrigerator.
 
2020-12-06 11:53:46 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Xai: Down voted for being an awful video for what could have been a very informative presentation.

I want to know who stores unopened canned food in their refrigerator.


The facility manager in my apartment building for one. He's a mid-40's Russian guy, whom I'm on good terms with, occasionally he'll be drunk and insist that I try some canned food from a Russian-specialty store that he goes to. They're always straight out of the fridge, despite being canned like anything I've bought in the States or here in Germany. It's always different types of meat products that he does this with, and I have no clue as to why. Maybe growing up in Russia the canning process wasn't very well controlled and botulism was a risk?

I don't think that's the case though because he's told me of being given cases of canned foods that had been from a civil defense shelter for his city. The old stuff was approaching expiration in the 80's and were being replaced with new stock, but the old food from just after WW2 was still edible, and he claimed it tasted better than what you could buy at the stores at the time.
 
2020-12-06 12:31:49 PM  

tjsands1118: Oh, yeah, botulism let's worry about that, being the 1910s and have no widespread use of refrigeration or food safety standards.


For the most part, that's true, but people do have a tendency to open containers and stick them in the fridge for a while - and normal refrigeration isn't a 100% guarantee against bacterial growth.

Of course, in the US most of our foodborne illnesses come from fresh produce, with a disproportionate number coming from organic foods.
 
2020-12-06 12:52:07 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Xai: Down voted for being an awful video for what could have been a very informative presentation.

I want to know who stores unopened canned food in their refrigerator.


I do. There's nothing like cold canned peaches.
 
2020-12-06 12:54:55 PM  

natazha: Likwit: That's a really stupid way to write decimals.

It's called Much of the world outside of the USA.


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Population of the USA: 328 million
Population of Mexico: 129 million
Population of India: 1,352 million
Population of China: 1,400 million
Population of the UK: 68 million
Population of Australia: 26 million
Population of Japan: 126 million
Population of South Korea: 52 million
Population of North Korea: 26 million
Population of Pakistan: 212 million
Population of Nigeria: 207 million

Without going into the other blue countries that's 3,926 million people... otherwise known as more than half the planet.  The entire planet is 7,800 millions, so half would be 3,900 million.

So... now you know you're wrong and can move forward in life with correct knowledge in your brain.
 
2020-12-06 1:22:24 PM  

SquirrelNova: Ivo Shandor: Xai: Down voted for being an awful video for what could have been a very informative presentation.

I want to know who stores unopened canned food in their refrigerator.

The facility manager in my apartment building for one. He's a mid-40's Russian guy, whom I'm on good terms with, occasionally he'll be drunk and insist that I try some canned food from a Russian-specialty store that he goes to. They're always straight out of the fridge, despite being canned like anything I've bought in the States or here in Germany. It's always different types of meat products that he does this with, and I have no clue as to why. Maybe growing up in Russia the canning process wasn't very well controlled and botulism was a risk?

I don't think that's the case though because he's told me of being given cases of canned foods that had been from a civil defense shelter for his city. The old stuff was approaching expiration in the 80's and were being replaced with new stock, but the old food from just after WW2 was still edible, and he claimed it tasted better than what you could buy at the stores at the time.


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2020-12-06 1:28:30 PM  

krispos42: So... now you know you're wrong and can move forward in life with correct knowledge in your brain.


likwit said "that's a stupid way"
natazha said "much of the world"
iron de havilland said "Better would be 2*10⁻⁹ g"

you said "blah, blah, BLARG!"
 
2020-12-06 1:30:12 PM  

FormlessOne: Nocrash: Bennett the Mad: Nocrash: Xai: Down voted for being an awful video for what could have been a very informative presentation.

I thank Red for telling me what it was about. Will not watch YouTube video of unknown content.  Life is too short for that shiat.

Me, neither - most YouTube and Twitter links get ignored unless the Fark commentary looks interesting!

It's the Fark Way. Read the comments first. Or better still comment after reading only the headline.

Twitter threads are sometimes funny and they don't count much against my cellular data as compared to the U-tube.

Hey, now, that's still fun! What would Fark be without the woefully uninformed & the terminally pedantic?


Kinda boring?
 
2020-12-06 1:31:09 PM  

Threp: FormlessOne: Nocrash: Bennett the Mad: Nocrash: Xai: Down voted for being an awful video for what could have been a very informative presentation.

I thank Red for telling me what it was about. Will not watch YouTube video of unknown content.  Life is too short for that shiat.

Me, neither - most YouTube and Twitter links get ignored unless the Fark commentary looks interesting!

It's the Fark Way. Read the comments first. Or better still comment after reading only the headline.

Twitter threads are sometimes funny and they don't count much against my cellular data as compared to the U-tube.

Hey, now, that's still fun! What would Fark be without the woefully uninformed & the terminally pedantic?

Kinda boring?


You know who else liked pedo uniforms?
 
2020-12-06 2:01:56 PM  

Fabric_Man: Let me guess: It takes a full 40% of the video for them to actually name this horrible poison that's coming from inside the house, and the first thing they do is tell you to like and subscribe.

Thanks for linking this, submitter


Don't forget the plug for (NordVPN / Squarespace / Raycon) that destroys the video's flow.
 
2020-12-06 2:03:02 PM  
2:12, Narrator "Mercury is heavier than Gold".

I think they meant more dense, as weight depends on how much is being weighed. But even there they're wrong. Mercury is NOT denser than Gold, it is denser than lead, which is probably what they meant to say. Either way, the "facts" in this video are not very good.
 
2020-12-06 2:11:38 PM  

Private_Citizen: 2:12, Narrator "Mercury is heavier than Gold".

I think they meant more dense, as weight depends on how much is being weighed. But even there they're wrong. Mercury is NOT denser than Gold, it is denser than lead, which is probably what they meant to say. Either way, the "facts" in this video are not very good.


It's correct in terms of atomic weight, but I don't know if that's relevant in context. I gave up on the video long before 2:12.
 
2020-12-06 3:17:51 PM  

krispos42: natazha: Likwit: That's a really stupid way to write decimals.

It's called Much of the world outside of the USA.

[Fark user image image 322x290]

Population of the USA: 328 million
Population of Mexico: 129 million
Population of India: 1,352 million
Population of China: 1,400 million
Population of the UK: 68 million
Population of Australia: 26 million
Population of Japan: 126 million
Population of South Korea: 52 million
Population of North Korea: 26 million
Population of Pakistan: 212 million
Population of Nigeria: 207 million

Without going into the other blue countries that's 3,926 million people... otherwise known as more than half the planet.  The entire planet is 7,800 millions, so half would be 3,900 million.

So... now you know you're wrong and can move forward in life with correct knowledge in your brain.


All that research, and you couldn't bother to look up the definition of "much".
 
2020-12-06 3:29:57 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: I remember there was a Mystery episode where a guy tried to poison his wife by cultivating botulism. Forget if he got caught, or accidentally ate his own poison.


It reminds me of a story about a time traveling cop and robber story where they quantum leap into the bodies of people in the  past and one of the anachronistic attacks the bad guy uses to escape involves cultivating botulism.
 
2020-12-06 4:16:28 PM  
Are we really at the stage of society where getting our science from YouTube videos is acceptable?
 
2020-12-06 4:29:14 PM  
WHO THE FARK STORES UNOPENED CANNED GOODS IN THE REFRIDGERATOR?
 
2020-12-06 4:31:03 PM  

emtwo: WHO THE FARK STORES UNOPENED CANNED GOODS IN THE REFRIDGERATOR?


Ah, I see this has been covered.

Carry on.
 
Al! [TotalFark]
2020-12-06 5:09:40 PM  

natazha: Likwit: That's a really stupid way to write decimals.

It's called Much of the world outside of the USA.


I read scientific papers for fun and I have never seen a number written with thousands separators after the decimal. I can't find any information on the internet stating that there are nations that do that. Which parts of the world use thousands separators after the decimal?
 
2020-12-06 5:43:11 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: I remember there was a Mystery episode where a guy tried to poison his wife by cultivating botulism. Forget if he got caught, or accidentally ate his own poison.


he got caught because he ate his own poison. Now THAT'S a story.
 
2020-12-06 6:06:47 PM  

Fonaibung: Are we really at the stage of society where getting our science from YouTube videos is acceptable?


Better than from street corner preachers.
 
2020-12-06 7:11:14 PM  

Huggermugger: SquirrelNova: Ivo Shandor: Xai: Down voted for being an awful video for what could have been a very informative presentation.

I want to know who stores unopened canned food in their refrigerator.

The facility manager in my apartment building for one. He's a mid-40's Russian guy, whom I'm on good terms with, occasionally he'll be drunk and insist that I try some canned food from a Russian-specialty store that he goes to. They're always straight out of the fridge, despite being canned like anything I've bought in the States or here in Germany. It's always different types of meat products that he does this with, and I have no clue as to why. Maybe growing up in Russia the canning process wasn't very well controlled and botulism was a risk?

I don't think that's the case though because he's told me of being given cases of canned foods that had been from a civil defense shelter for his city. The old stuff was approaching expiration in the 80's and were being replaced with new stock, but the old food from just after WW2 was still edible, and he claimed it tasted better than what you could buy at the stores at the time.

Steve1989 has entered the chat


Let's get this thread out on a tray.

/nice
 
2020-12-06 7:25:35 PM  

tjsands1118: Oh, yeah, botulism let's worry about that, being the 1910s and have no widespread use of refrigeration or food safety standards.


I've got 10 bucks that says we see an uptick in botulism poisoning due to all the people who thought they should start canning during this pandemic.
 
2020-12-06 7:27:06 PM  
Alle Dinge sind Gift, und nichts ist ohne Gift, allein die Dosis macht dass ein Ding kein Gift ist.

or, put more concisely:

Sola dosis facit venenum.

It's doesn't matter how deadly something is at a given concentration, if it doesn't exist in that concentration in any context where you're going to encounter it.  HCN and its salts being super deadly and occurring in peach pits doesn't really matter since you'd have to eat several dozenpeach pits intentionally (after breaking them open) to get a sufficient dose to actually die from it.

The only actually dangerous one is botullotoxin, which probably does exist in sufficient concentration to kill your dumb ass if the can it's in has enough pressure to be puffed up.

The reason the quotes at the top of this post are not in English is that this observation is literally, literally the absolute first thing that science discovered about the natural world, verified by empirical experimentation, and recorded for dissemination to the nascent scientific community.  It quite literally predates fully modern English, Paracelsus died in the early 1500s.  This observation was codified and established before Shakespeare was born.

Al!: I read scientific papers for fun and I have never seen a number written with thousands separators after the decimal. I can't find any information on the internet stating that there are nations that do that. Which parts of the world use thousands separators after the decimal?


Scientific papers have actual formal standards required for when authors publish, especially regarding the formatting of numbers.  Using x10whatever instead of a decimal followed by a bunch of trailing zeroes is actually an explicit rule, generally speaking if you do that shiat the journal will send your paper back for revision.  So arbitrary notational dividers are somewhat irrelevant.

The rule on arbitrary dividers before the decimal is less universal, but generally speaking your paper will be sent back for formatting correction if you do that, too, you either need to use scientific notation or present the number without any dividers at all (e.g. you'd write 3147 instead of 3,147 or 3.147,00 etc) basic common-sense rules on significant figures tend to also make such concerns irrelevant in almost every context, as having a five-plus digit number with significance is unlikely in any actual scientific paper (though sometimes it'll happen in supporting theoretical or analytical papers which are directly scientific in themselves).

My point isn't about whether any nation does separators after the decimal, I actually have no idea about that.  My point is that leading with "I read scientific papers" and then making a comment about informal notation standards is extremely silly, because scientific papers by definition don't follow such standards.  At the worst, a journal will have its own notation standards independently, which it will provide on request and usually list in the back of the paper edition.
 
2020-12-06 9:29:28 PM  

tjsands1118: Oh, yeah, botulism let's worry about that, being the 1910s and have no widespread use of refrigeration or food safety standards.


Actually, wound botulism is not rare among heroin/other injectable drug use. Home canning is another common source. Babies also can get botulism from eating soil or even honey products.

It's relatively common because people tend to ignore potential contamination sources.
 
2020-12-06 10:35:20 PM  

Al!: I read scientific papers for fun and I have never seen a number written with thousands separators after the decimal. I can't find any information on the internet stating that there are nations that do that. Which parts of the world use thousands separators after the decimal?


The same parts of the world that don't write their scientific papers in English, and still get them in major publications.
 
2020-12-06 11:15:09 PM  

Fonaibung: Are we really at the stage of society where getting our science from YouTube videos is acceptable?


SciShow is a pretty good channel.
 
2020-12-06 11:16:37 PM  
Also, the video title confused grams and ounces, and egregiously rounded up. According to video lethal dose is 0.3x10-6 g or 1.05x10-9 ounces.
 
2020-12-07 9:45:48 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Sola dosis facit venenum


Thank you, subject well covered - and a new Farkie levied.
 
Al! [TotalFark]
2020-12-07 11:15:39 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Scientific papers have actual formal standards required for when authors publish, especially regarding the formatting of numbers.  Using x10whatever instead of a decimal followed by a bunch of trailing zeroes is actually an explicit rule, generally speaking if you do that shiat the journal will send your paper back for revision.  So arbitrary notational dividers are somewhat irrelevant.

The rule on arbitrary dividers before the decimal is less universal, but generally speaking your paper will be sent back for formatting correction if you do that, too, you either need to use scientific notation or present the number without any dividers at all (e.g. you'd write 3147 instead of 3,147 or 3.147,00 etc) basic common-sense rules on significant figures tend to also make such concerns irrelevant in almost every context, as having a five-plus digit number with significance is unlikely in any actual scientific paper (though sometimes it'll happen in supporting theoretical or analytical papers which are directly scientific in themselves).

My point isn't about whether any nation does separators after the decimal, I actually have no idea about that.  My point is that leading with "I read scientific papers" and then making a comment about informal notation standards is extremely silly, because scientific papers by definition don't follow such standards.  At the worst, a journal will have its own notation standards independently, which it will provide on request and usually list in the back of the paper edition.


There are formal rules for how to write numbers. The International Bureau of Weights and Measures, to which most nations of the world are members, sets standards for how numbers are written. They have no standard for writing delimiters after the decimal point, but many standards for writing it before the decimal point. ISO 8601 and ISO 80000-1 also deal with this, and between the ISO and the CGPM, virtually every nation in the world has a standardized system that is recognized by other nations.

cryinoutloud: Al!: I read scientific papers for fun and I have never seen a number written with thousands separators after the decimal. I can't find any information on the internet stating that there are nations that do that. Which parts of the world use thousands separators after the decimal?

The same parts of the world that don't write their scientific papers in English, and still get them in major publications.


Oh. So Somalia? Antarctica? Because, as I described above just now, virtually the entire world has system of standards for how to write numbers, and none of those standards that I have found include writing a decimal like subby wrote.  Seriously, I have never in my life seen a number written that way. The fact that I read in English should have very little to do with the fact that there are international standards that almost every nation in the world adheres to in one form or another, and writing a number with thousands separators after the decimal does not follow any of those standards. I'm open to the idea that it is a standard in some nation, and that is why I asked which nations might use that standard.
 
2020-12-07 11:21:29 AM  

makerofbadjokes: Jim_Callahan: Sola dosis facit venenum

Thank you, subject well covered - and a new Farkie levied.


I know my latin is rusty, crusty with ignoramium oxide in fact, but I didn't see him comment on how stupid, in-your-face and arrogant the Fine Video was.  But others have covered that pretty well so I'll give him a "pass" on that.
 
2020-12-07 11:49:27 AM  

meat0918: tjsands1118: Oh, yeah, botulism let's worry about that, being the 1910s and have no widespread use of refrigeration or food safety standards.

I've got 10 bucks that says we see an uptick in botulism poisoning due to all the people who thought they should start canning during this pandemic.


Only the ones who start canning meat0918.  But they deserve to die!
 
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