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(MSNBC)   Attention terrorists: MSNBC tells you how to make deadly poison from beans   ( divider line
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2002-09-05 01:08:32 PM  
Or you could just eat the beans and fart out some deadly nerve gas.

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2002-09-05 02:40:48 PM  
So I guess I'm pretty much a ter'rist every time I make vegetarian chili.
2002-09-05 02:59:58 PM  
Damn media asshats.
2002-09-05 03:00:57 PM  
To all the people complaining that American TV is instructing the terrorists in how to make poisons and dirty bombs: do you really think they do not already know that, and that they really need MSNBC to bomb your ass?
2002-09-05 03:01:16 PM  
Maybe MSN will help speeded up the terrorist's attack plans.
2002-09-05 03:01:16 PM  
Mmm. Castor beans. My favorite.
2002-09-05 03:01:55 PM  
Dang, I learned that from my Dad years ago...usually on long car rides
2002-09-05 03:01:56 PM  
Even I know about Castor beans.
2002-09-05 03:02:49 PM  
It is most known as the poison used to assassinate Bulgarian exile Georgi Markov in London in 1978, delivered by a special needle-tipped umbrella.

Anyone remember this thread:

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2002-09-05 03:03:48 PM  
I wish the Media would stop doing this "how to make" crap i remember about ten years ago they showed how to make CRACK!!!!
2002-09-05 03:03:56 PM  
Ricin? That was on CSI a while ago. I've seen recipes for ricin before... doesn't seem like it is particularly hard to get information...
2002-09-05 03:06:38 PM  
Nothing new. Dateline (or similar crappy show) did an entire feature on exactly how a wife successfully poisoned her unsuspecting husband to death with it. They even told you where to find the seeds! Sheesh...
2002-09-05 03:06:50 PM  
Anybody know where I can get some castor beans? I have to go to chilli and blow u- I mean make chilli. Yeah.
2002-09-05 03:08:21 PM  
MSN's written recipe for making poison from beans:

Beans beans,
they're good for your heart;
the more you eat them,
the more you fart !

2002-09-05 03:09:02 PM  
CNBC taught me how to make a wonderful souffle with a tasty ricin and corn meal center......
2002-09-05 03:09:14 PM  
Tonight on CBS, attacks that the White House is totally unprepared for and have no defence against. Stay tuned.
2002-09-05 03:09:43 PM  
Takes more than that to make ricin. Fear-mongerers.
2002-09-05 03:10:26 PM  
I thought "Ricin" was when you put a big spoiler and Japanese letters on your Honduh
2002-09-05 03:11:10 PM  
Cool, I wonder what the LD50 for ricin is?
2002-09-05 03:12:27 PM  
They should explain how "terrorists" make ecstacy.
2002-09-05 03:13:50 PM  
Question. How much money do you think the drug companies ,that make the vaccines for these type of things, give to the media to run these stories?
2002-09-05 03:14:45 PM  
2002-09-05 03:16:52 PM  
People wonder why the news does these "How to" articles all of the time. I think it's in hoping that someone tries it and MSNBC gets a nice follow up article later on. Then they play it off like "...and we warned about this last September in a related article". That's just tin-foil theory at it's best, but hey, you never know.
2002-09-05 03:17:25 PM  
free vaccine samples and a bag of Polly-O string cheese
2002-09-05 03:17:42 PM  
Google search: How to make Ricin
1st Result:

Obtain some castor beans from a garden supply store.
Put about 2 ounces of hot water into a glass jar and add a teaspoon full of lye. Mix it thoroughly.
Wait for the lye/water mixture to cool
Place 2 ounces of the beans into the liquid and let them soak for one hour.
Pour out the liquid being careful not to get any on exposed skin.
Rinse the beans off with cool water and then remove the outer husks with tweezers.
Put the bean pulp into a blender or coffee grinder with 4 ounces of acetone for every 1 oz. of beans.
Blend the pulp/acetone until it looks like milk.
Place the milky substance in a glass jar with an airtight lid for three days.
At the end of three days shake the jar to remix everything that's started to settle then pour it into a coffee filter. Discard the liquid.
When no more liquid is dripping through the filter, squeeze the last of the acetone out of it without losing any of the bean pulp.
Spread the filter out on a pan covered with newspaper and let it dry stand until it is dry.
The final product must be as free of acetone and other contaminants as possible. If it is not powdery but still sort of moist and pulpy it must be combined with the appropriate amount of acetone again and let sit for one day.
Then repeat steps 9-12 again until a nice dry powder is produced.
2002-09-05 03:19:10 PM  
I thought "Ricin" was when you put a big spoiler and Japanese letters on your Honduh

That's funny, I thought Ricin was a former Avalanche player that now plays for the Sharks.
2002-09-05 03:19:56 PM  
Attention Terrorists: Random FARKer has just alerted you that MSNBC has a recipe for a deadly poison.
2002-09-05 03:20:28 PM  
Tonight on NIGHTLINE:

"The War on Legumes"
2002-09-05 03:21:26 PM  
...add salt to taste.....
2002-09-05 03:22:09 PM  
Media has to blow everything out of proportion. A good fart does too.
2002-09-05 03:22:36 PM
2002-09-05 03:23:26 PM  
09-05-02 03:08:21 PM Skinink

Isn't it:

Beans, beans good for the heart
Beans, beans GREAT for the heart
2002-09-05 03:24:27 PM  
2002-09-05 03:24:41 PM  
Attention terrorists: MSNBC tells you how to make deadly poison from beans

...because this posion wouldn't exist if MSNBC didn't tell you how to make it!

Who's the asshat that submitted this headline?
2002-09-05 03:24:55 PM  
And let the fart jokes begin!

I really should send my son's dirty diapers over there...that'd smoke bin Laden right out!
2002-09-05 03:27:46 PM  
09-05-02 03:13:50 PM Jayd42
Question. How much money do you think the drug companies ,that make the vaccines for these type of things, give to the media to run these stories?

2002-09-05 03:29:34 PM  
Poison made from Beans

We don't need no steenkin beans

We still have Orbitz


Anyone who wants to fark America
2002-09-05 03:31:14 PM  
I almost killed myself yesterday in the it just castor beans? How about Dynamite Hot Stagg Chili? lethal gas with a burn.....
2002-09-05 03:32:47 PM  
I think that if youre at the point where youre planning to poison people with castor beans youll probably be able to figure it out without msnbc's help. Sounds like Poster didnt read his own article; the point was that its dangerous because its so easy to make.
2002-09-05 03:33:39 PM  
The Castor seed is sometimes used in costume jewelry because it is pretty and cheap. Unfortunately it is also extremely poisonous, so children who suck on the beads (which are actually seeds) die a painful death over a few days. If you see jewelry like this around your house, get rid of it.

Here are the seeds:
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2002-09-05 03:33:39 PM  
The article doesn't explain all the details about ricin production. Kenb does pretty good however.
Also, making ricin is pretty easy, coming up with a delivery vector that can deliver a potent does to a large population is pretty damn tough however.
2002-09-05 03:34:29 PM  
09-05-02 03:31:14 PM Godiluvbeer
I almost killed myself yesterday in the it just castor beans?

2002-09-05 03:35:19 PM  
terrorists could be reading fark too.

thanks alot fark for spreading the word
2002-09-05 03:38:46 PM  
don't tell the terrorists reading fark, but there are these items out now that can kill people too.....they're called guns, but shhhh....don't tell the terrorists, just in case any in uzbekistan are reading
2002-09-05 03:41:58 PM  
"sorry, honey, it must have been that bean I had for dinner.."
2002-09-05 03:45:51 PM  
I'm not worried about terrorists figuring it out. I'm worried about a local high school's fourth grader killing their teacher with an umbrella.
2002-09-05 03:47:05 PM  
Hey, here's how to make an atom bomb.

This stuff is old. The technology for the Ricin is hundreds of years old, the atom bomb is over 50 years old. You can't hide knowledge forever. Eventually the knowledge how to do something nasty will get out.
2002-09-05 03:49:06 PM  
Attention terrorists: Kuta has just alerted you that
Random FARKer has just alerted you MSNBC has a recipe
for a deadly poison.
2002-09-05 03:50:21 PM  
Attention druggies: You can trip off grinding up Morning Glory seeds and eating them! (But don't try Nutmeg)
2002-09-05 03:52:56 PM  
all this "how-to" knowledge is great, but can someone tell me how to make a pineapple upside-down cake? having trouble with the pineapple part......
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