British Man Dies Mysteriously After Opening “Pandora’s Box”

boxA case of death by mythology? Via the News & Star:

Mystery surrounds the death of a 37-year-old man who collapsed after opening ‘Pandora’s box’. Jason Airey was found slumped unconscious by his parents in the bedroom of their Carlisle home in May this year. A box bearing the words ‘Pandora’s box’ was beside him.

An inquest into his death heard how no drugs were found in his system and the box – which bore the inscription in red letters – contained unused synthetic cannabis.

Coroner Robert Chapman said a post mortem showed Jason’s heart had stopped beating, causing his organs to fail – but they would probably never know why. “We don’t really know what caused his heart to stop.”

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  • http://about.me/Doktor_Wilhelm Doktor Wilhelm

    Maybe the shock of seeing a box full of “synthetic cannabis” instead of the real cannabis he paid for is what gave him a heart attack!?

  • http://egregores.blogspot.com Apuleius Platonicus

    “Synthetic cannabis” usually refers to some kind of synthetic hallucinogen (aka “designer drugs”). These, often very powerful, “designer drugs” will not necessarily show up in a drug screen test (in fact, one reason for their existence is precisely to evade such detection).

    • Generic Citizen

      This is partially correct. But synthetic cannabis refers to a designer drug that offers a high similar to weed. Often it is referred to as “spice”, “K2″ and sometimes sold as “potpourri”. This shit is about 100000x worse for you than natural weed.

  • Rex Vestri

    Stay away from Pandora’s box! She has the clap!

    • Crystal_Bomb

      She was also on season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race!

  • Tony

    Perhaps some form of toxic fumes had built up inside the box from the synthetic pot. Upon opening the box he probably go a snootful of the fumes and it caused his heart to stop? Some chemist should run some tests and see what they come up with.

  • Bla bla bla

    It was Holy Jeebus, calling his soul home to hebbin.

  • the megadon

    does it help that theres a synthetic brand of cannabis called pandoras box
    knows to be one of the strongest on the market
    that has already cause hear attacks?
    and it also doesnt show up on standard drug tests