14 Shocking Facts About Drinking Hand Sanitizer

You may or may not be aware of a new craze that is sweeping around the world involving the drinking of hand sanitizer. It may sound a little bizarre that anyone would ever feel the urge to drink hand sanitizer but it has become such a big problem in certain areas that police have reported large numbers of people (mainly youngsters) finding themselves in the hospital emergency room as a result.

Here we take a look at 14 shocking facts about drinking hand sanitizer.

A bottle of hand sanitizer contains the equivalent of five hard liquor shots.

Teenagers mix it with Listerine.

Paul Feist, the Deputy Chief of Albuqerque Police Department, has said that police are aware that teenagers mix hand sanitizer with 26% Listerine mouth watch. Apparently when hand sanitizer is mixed with 26% Listerine it makes a “strong cocktail.”

Other teens use salt to separate the alcohol from the sanitizer, making a potent drink similar to a shot of hard liquor.

Like many drugs that are made from house hold products there is always a way to separate chemicals from one another. The alcohol in hand sanitizer is no different and teenagers use salt to sepereate alcohol from the other chemicals found in hand sanitizer.

You’ll get drunk REALLY fast.

Cyrus Rangan, director of the toxicology bureau for the county public health department and a medical toxicology consultant, says that when it comes to drinking hand sanitizers you will only need to take a couple of swallows to become pretty drunk. Especially if you happen to be a teenager.

Drinking hand sanitizer was originally a trend in prisons in New Zealand.

Getting drunk off of hand sanizter is most popular in Alaska, Missouri, and California.

According to the LA Times six teenagers have shown up in two San Fernando Valley emergency rooms in the last few months with alcohol poisoning after drinking hand sanitizer.

KOB Albuquerque reports that Alaska and Missouri also have reports of the growing trend.

Drinking hand sanitizer can cause diarrhea, blindness, memory loss and damage to your internal organs.

Like most things in life their are consequences and drinking hand sanitizer is certainly no exception. Drinking can cause some serious damage to your body and the damage is not reversible.

A man in Australia once drank 6 bottles of hand sanitizer and survived.

There are a bunch of videos on YouTube of kids drinking it.

Similar to the videos of kids experimenting with legal highs there are also plenty of videos on YouTube which show kids drinking hand sanitizers.

You might kill someone if you drink it.

In Albuquerque, police officers found empty bottles of hand sanitizer and mouthwash next to a dead body.

Seriously, you’ll kill someone.

The Albuquerque Police Department is currently asking stores not to sell mouthwash and hand sanitizer to someone who appears to be drunk.

The problem of people drinking hand sanitizer is so serious in some areas that police are appealing for shops to not sell the combination of hand sanitizer and mouthwash to anyone who appears to be under the influence.

If parents buy hand sanitizer, they should purchase the foam version rather than the gel type because it is harder to extract the alcohol and teenagers may be less likely to drink it.

Nowadays parents are expected to lock away hygiene products just like they may lock away any alcohol in the house.

Experts say parents should not leave hand sanitizer around the house.

Parents are often reminded not to leave alcohol, medication and cigarettes around the house. It is now recommended that they do not leave mouthwash or hand sanitizer lying around either.

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Simple Gadgets and Technology That Could Have Saved the Titanic

It is 100 years since that fateful night when Titanic struck an iceberg and sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean taking over 1500 of her passengers with her.

Over the years there have been countless theories and claims to what exactly happened and who was to blame for the loss of Titanic, the ship that was thought to be unsinkable. While some things regarding the loss of Titanic may always remain a mystery one thing we do know for certain is that there is certain gadgets and technologies that have come along which may have helped to save Titanic from her watery grave. Here we take a look at some of the technology and gadgets that could have saved Titanic.

The International Ice Patrol.

The International Ice Patrol (IIP) was setup in 1914 as a direct response to the sinking of Titanic. The IIP is an organisation responsible for the monitoring and detecting of icebergs around the world with the aim of making sure that no ship ever collides with an iceberg. As of 2007 the governments contributing to the International Ice Patrol include Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States of America. If the International Ice Patrol had been in existence back in April of 1912 there is every chance that Titanic and her crew would have known the location of the iceberg it struck.

Sonar.

Sonar is a type of radar that uses sound waves, usually underwater, to detect and locate objects. Sonar is often used in modern day to detect icebergs so that ships are able to avoid them. Ironically the first Sonar system was patented as little as a month after the sinking of Titanic.

Satellite.

Today many icebergs are detected by satellites in space. A satellite system known as satellite-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) is located 800 kilometres above the earth and is used to spot icebergs and beam that information to earth so that ships are able to avoid the same fate as Titanic.

This Metal Key.

The key in the photo above is believed to be the actual key that fitted a locker on the crow’s nest. In that locker was a pair of binoculars which were vital to spotting icebergs in the days before sonar. Second Officer David Blair was removed from the crew of Titanic at the very last moment. In the haste he forgot to hand the key to his replacement which meant that the Titanic’s crew did not have access to binoculars to spot ice. Having to rely only on their eyes the crew failed to see the iceberg until it was too late.

Binoculars.

As pointed out above the crew of the Titanic did not have access to any binoculars which forced them to rely on their naked eye to spot icebergs in their path. While many sea captains claim it is easier to spot icebergs with the naked eye the use of binoculars would have allowed the crew of Titanic to see further ahead of the ship and potentially see icebergs while they were still far enough away to steer around.

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Nintendo’s Attempt at a Viral Video [video]

Here at TwoSexyGeeks we do enjoy a good viral video so you can imagine our excitement when we learnt that video game company, Nintendo, has went out and created there very own viral video.

Whether or not this video from Nintendo will actually go viral is another matter which only time will tell. Let us know what you think of the video and whether or not it is worthy of going viral. Maybe if it is you will send it to your friends and help it on its way.

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A Simple Guide to Attraction [infograph]

When it comes to the rules of attraction we are probably all guilty of getting our wires crossed and ourselves confused.

Wouldn’t it be so much easier if there was some sort of simple guide, maybe a manual, that helped us along the way? Well, hopefully this clever play by play guide to attraction will help you all out. Nothing helps a geek out like an infograph.

clicking this image will open up a new window where you can get 3 free attraction training videos... which is nice...

The New Features Behind Mass Effect 3 [video]

Video game fans will be more than aware that the wait is very nearly over for Mass Effect 3 and anticipation to get your hands on the game is high.

One question that many people asking is what are the new features that we can expect from Mass Effect 3? This video takes a look at what is new and what we can expect from the new features from BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 which is available for pre-order from Amazon.

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Stephen Hawkings is a Regular at California Sex Club

I am pretty sure that when most of you guys think about legendary scientist, Stephen Hawking, you think of a brilliant mind and, dare I say it, the guy in the wheelchair who has the robotic voice. Never in a million years would the majority of people instantly think ” oh, Stephen Hawking! Isn’t he that guy who frequents sex clubs?”

Well, according to the word around the camp fire, Stephen Hawking has frequented strip clubs for at least the past decade in England and now there are rumours circulating that he is a regular at a California sex club. That is right, not a normal strip club but a full blown sex club.

The mind really does boggle when you think of the logistics of it doesn’t it?

Renown physicist Stephen Hawking is somewhat of a regular at a Devore, California sex club, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
According to a source who has been a member of Freedom Acres swingers club for nearly half a decade, Hawking, 70, shows up to the club with a bevy of nurses and assistants and has naked woman grind on him.

“I have seen Steven Hawking at the club more than a handful of times,” the source revealed. “He arrives with an entourage of nurses and assistants. Last time I saw him he was in the back ‘play area’ laying on a bed fully clothed with two naked women gyrating all over him.”

I bet you did not see that coming.

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Ideas to Make Money Online – The Easiest Ways

We all know that we are living in hard times these days so any way we can make a bit of extra cash is going to be something welcomed by most of us. More and more people are trying their hands at using the internet to make money online and some are doing pretty well by doing so. In fact there are some people out there who are not just making a little bit of extra cast on the internet but are actually making a pretty good full time living online.

If you would like to turn to the internet and the online world to make a little extra cash then here we look at a few of the most popular methods that people are using.

Selling on EBay.

EBay has long been a way for people to generate a little extra income. Most people use EBay to sell some old stuff that they have lying around the house which they have no use for anymore. EBay is also a great way to sell off unwanted gifts that you may have received for birthdays or Christmas.

When it comes to selling your old stuff on EBay don’t get hung up thinking that no one will want to buy your old junk because you will be somewhat amazed at the things people will buy. I have actually seen people buy empty bags of sweets so bare that in mind. It is truly amazing how quickly the pennies will add up when selling on EBay.

Other than simply selling off your old junk some people turn to EBay to launch a full scale online business. They open up an EBay store and sell their goods there. The hardest part is deciding what products that you want to sell in your EBay store. It is possible to sell normal retail goods and some people make a good living doing that but others stock their EBay store with products that they have made themselves at home.

It may seem like a stupid idea but you must remember that EBay is a worldwide website with millions of users. When you think of it like that you can surely imagine just how many potential sales you could make. The added bonus with an EBay store is that you do not have the overheads of a physical shop which means more profit for you.

Selling Photos Online.

If you happen to have an interest in photography then it is possible to make an extra income from your photos. There are many websites on the internet that allow you to create an account and upload your photos for sale. The website then sells the photos on your behalf. Imagine the amount of money you could make if you had a few hundred photos on several of these websites especially when you consider that your photos can be sold over and over again.

Affiliated Marketing.

Affiliated Marketing is probably the most profitable way of making an income online. Basically what you are doing is using the internet to sell other peoples stuff. Each time you sell a product you get paid a commission for your efforts. There is no end to the number of products which have affiliate promotions ranging from eBooks to products that are sold on Amazon.

Blogging.

It may be hard to believe but there are plenty of people who are making extra cash from blogging. It is relatively easy to get started with blogging you just need to have a basic understanding of English and a subject to blog about and then you throw up some banner ads on your blog.

While it is possible to make a good amount of money from blogging it does take some time and a lot of effort to make anything worthwhile. Blogging is by no means a get rich scheme and if you are after instant cash you may be better off looking at some other way of making money online.

Taking Surveys.

There is an ever growing number of websites out there that will pay you for taking online surveys. Basically you fill out a questionnaire about yourself and the website then provides you with appropriate surveys.

Most Surveys will take about 20 minutes to complete and you can get anything from $1-$20 depending on the survey and your suitability.

Digital EBooks.

Digital products are really big business on the internet. If you have a good knowledge about a certain subject then you can quite easily write and create your very own eBook and then sell it online. Believe it or not but people will pay the same for an eBook as they would for a physical book from the book shop. You can also cover certain topics that people may be embarrassed to buy a book on in a shop.

There are many other ways to make money online and this is just a quick look at some of the most obvious.

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Save the Internet [video]

Like most people you may have now heard about SOPA and PIPA but like most you are probably unaware of just how huge the impact will be on your virtual life should these acts be followed though and made law. This video will explain a little more.

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Gyroscopic Self-Levelling Pool Table On A Cruise Ship [video]

You have probably noticed that your average cruise ship is missing something from their bar or game room. That is right they are missing a pool or snooker table. The reasons why a cruise ship will not have a pool or snooker table are fairly obvious but this may be a thing of the past with this gyroscopic self-levelling pool table which detects the movements of the ship and automatically levels the pool table meaning that it is always constantly level even on really rough seas.

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BBC Reporter Confronts Notorious Internet Troll [video]

Many people believe that comments they leave on the internet are anonymous but they are not

On Monday’s episode of “Panorama” on the BBC, reporter Declan Lawn tracked down Darren Burton, aka “Nimrod Severn,” a notorious RIP Troll known for leaving offensive comments on Facebook memorial pages that were set up to honor people who have passed away. Here’s what happened when the two men met face-to-face and yes the guy is a horrible chav in real life.

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