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Urgent Public Service Announcement: Do Not Drink Liquid Nitrogen

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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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Man Arrested For Stealing Chile’s Jorge Montt Glacier

a-chunk-of-stolen-glacial-008A fascinating environmental crime. A man stole a five-ton portion of the fast-vanishing glacier, a national monument — the ice was to be used to create the most rarified of illegal cocktails — a drink which will be impossible post climate-change. Via the Guardian:

Police in Chile have arrested a man on suspicion of stealing five tonnes of ice from the Jorge Montt glacier in the Patagonia region to sell as designer ice cubes in bars and restaurants.

Local media reported that last Friday police intercepted a refrigerated truck with an estimated £3,900 worth of illicit ice allegedly bound for whiskies, rums and cocktails in the capital Santiago. Authorities have accused the driver of theft and are considering adding violation of national monuments to the charge sheet.

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