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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    And the British entry is ....

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-40738573

    The man is now calling for warning labels to be put on
    cherries after poisoning himself by eating the stones!
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    Nothing bad in eating cherries with stones. I do it all the time, mostly because I-m to lazy to spit them, and cherries are so sweeeet.
    I remember once, in 1990's in a Serbian talk shaw, not very bright Tv hostess received a gift from very smart guest (for the sake of whom I watched the show) in form of a 2 pounds of cherries. (It was midts of the season!)
    And that stupid woman actually ate those cherries abd was all the time spitting stones in a metal bowl.
    Chunk! Chunk! Chunk! Chunk!
    And I was trzing to hear the guy great intellectual...

    So, no harm for you if you consume let's say a kilo of cherries with stones. he worst that can happen is that you hear next day funny sounds in your toilet bowl.

    More than kilo, however, can create some reaction in your stomach, pains etc.
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    28 Jul '17 00:012 edits
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    And the British entry is ....

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-40738573

    The man is now calling for warning labels to be put on
    cherries after poisoning himself by eating the stones!
    Well he couldn't make the list: He survived. Darwin awards are posthumous awards because the recipient did something so stupid he got killed and thus removed his DNA from the human line hopefully before he or she reproduced, thus increasing the average viability of the DNA pool

    He survived so no award. Besides eating cherry pits is not a common error, not many people know about the cyanide bit. I never eat the pits myself but that is just because I think it would be gross to swallow a seed that big or chewing a hard seed up would be gross too, forget cyanide.

    That award goes to people like this dude who watched a fireworks disply by climbing to the top of giant gas storage cylinder, you know the kind that are like a hundred feet high and 50 feet across? So this dude (true story) climbs up the spiralling staircase all the way to the top carrying a couple of six packs, a lawn chair and a bag of fireworks, bottle rockets and flares and the like. So not really understanding the part where natural gas is explosive, starts lighting off flares and such.

    They found pieces of him a quarter mile away.

    THAT is what wins the Darwin award.
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    28 Jul '17 04:431 edit
    http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2017-01.html

    or: YouTube
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    Well he couldn't make the list: He survived.
    ...
    THAT is what wins the Darwin award.
    Thank you Captain obvious.
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    28 Jul '17 12:18
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    And the British entry is ....

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-40738573

    The man is now calling for warning labels to be put on
    cherries after poisoning himself by eating the stones!
    The government must intervene to save these people, or are you an anarchist?
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    28 Jul '17 14:162 edits
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Thank you Captain obvious.
    Good thing you called me Captain, Lieutenant🙂

    English is so weird, I look at that word Lieutenant and it looks wrong even though I know it is spelled correctly.
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    28 Jul '17 20:18
    And even then it's pronounced "LEFF-tenant" in Britain -- go figure.
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    It's an unchanged French word, so both loo-tenant and lef-tenant are wrong. 🙁
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    Originally posted by @moonbus
    And even then it's pronounced "LEFF-tenant" in Britain -- go figure.
    Except in the Royal Navy! ( Le'tenant )
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    29 Jul '17 13:19
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    And the British entry is ....

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-lancashire-40738573

    The man is now calling for warning labels to be put on
    cherries after poisoning himself by eating the stones!
    He's still alive, so he's ineligible.

    Not that I believe him. There's not nearly enough cyanide in cherry pips to seriously poison anyone. You can barely do it with apricot kernels.
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    29 Jul '17 19:23
    Originally posted by @shallow-blue
    He's still alive, so he's ineligible.

    Not that I believe him. There's not nearly enough cyanide in cherry pips to seriously poison anyone. You can barely do it with apricot kernels.
    Ah, you know from direct experience?
  13. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    30 Jul '17 00:10
    Originally posted by @shallow-blue
    He's still alive, so he's ineligible.

    Not that I believe him. There's not nearly enough cyanide in cherry pips to seriously poison anyone. You can barely do it with apricot kernels.
    I always understood that apple seeds were the most dangerous - most
    vets warn you about dogs eating them. I think the poisoning occurred in
    this case because he was actually chewing them - not just swallowing.

    (In the UK I had a dog that ate all the fallen cherries in the garden and
    the pips went straight through him ... in the spring we had lots of cherry
    seedlings in the lawn!)
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    Yup. Well, not the "barely"; but the "split a handful of apricot kernels, ate the pips, didn't even come close to dying part, yes. And peaches (hard work, those), plums, cherries... They're all edible. Just don't try it with bitter almonds, but then, you're not likely to have encountered them. I certainly haven't.
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    30 Jul '17 09:33
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    I always understood that apple seeds were the most dangerous - most vets warn you about dogs eating them. I think the poisoning occurred in this case because he was actually chewing them - not just swallowing.
    Apple seeds most dangerous? Come on, have you never eaten an apple core and all? It they're that dangerous to dogs, they ought to be at least a little iffy for a young child; but they never were for me, and I've eaten the apple cores all my life. And yes, chewing them, too.

    You shouldn't believe every thing your granny tells you. Next thing you'll be saying you shouldn't swallow water melon seeds because they'll germinate inside your stomach.
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