Urgent Public Service Announcement: Do Not Drink Liquid Nitrogen

Picture: David Monniaux (CC)

Attention, consumers of fluids! Put your drink down now! Is it fuming? Inhumanly cold? Have your fingers become like glass, even now threatening to shatter into a thousand fleshy splinters? You may be drinking liquid nitrogen. That feeling in your stomach isn’t regret, it’s a perforation.

Too bad someone didn’t clue in an unnamed Lancashire woman who decided to chug-a-lug a cocktail full of liquid nitrogen that maybe that might not be such a good idea. According to the BBC, emergency surgeons had to REMOVE HER STOMACH after she drank the deadly drink, apparently served to her at a bar. The bar’s owners have been instructed not to serve any more drinks containing liquid nitrogen, although one must wonder why anyone would have to be told not to do so in the first place.

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  • MadHierophant

    At least Jason Voorhees didn’t serve it to her…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nPVtQJWZn8

  • MadHierophant

    At least Jason Voorhees didn’t serve it to her…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nPVtQJWZn8

  • alizardx

    Perhaps drinking LN2 will be the next way serious religious fanatics can demonstrate religious faith. Science says “drinking LN2 is BAD…” those who disbelieve what science teaches can prove that their [insert Deity name] protects them. 

  • alizardx

    Perhaps drinking LN2 will be the next way serious religious fanatics can demonstrate religious faith. Science says “drinking LN2 is BAD…” those who disbelieve what science teaches can prove that their [insert Deity name] protects them. 

    • Yup!

       Heh heh heh…

    • Yup!

       Heh heh heh…

  • Bluebird_of_Vengeance

    There”s a cool bar in my hometown that does that. It’s neat b/c it freezes the drink in front of your eyes. The bartenders just stir, and it turns into a tasty, margarita/slushy.

    You do have to wait. They always wait until the N evaporates off. And even then, it’s usually fancy enough that you don’t slam it.

    TL;DR – Those people are fucking idiots.

  • Bluebird_of_Vengeance

    There”s a cool bar in my hometown that does that. It’s neat b/c it freezes the drink in front of your eyes. The bartenders just stir, and it turns into a tasty, margarita/slushy.

    You do have to wait. They always wait until the N evaporates off. And even then, it’s usually fancy enough that you don’t slam it.

    TL;DR – Those people are fucking idiots.

  • http://www.zoboprepublic.wordpress.com/ zobop republic

    Why the hell is a bar serving liquid nitrogen in the first place? WTF?!

  • http://www.zoboprepublic.wordpress.com/ zobop republic

    Why the hell is a bar serving liquid nitrogen in the first place? WTF?!