[Medicine / Chemistry / Biology] - Why is methanol toxic? (eg. even if you don't die, you will become permanently blind in both eyes, after consuming alcoholic drinks adulterated with cheap toxic methanol, sold by profit-seeking criminal syndicates trying to circumvent the heavy tax on drinkable ethanol imposed by governments)
A young woman died after her German doctor lover sprinkled cocaine on his penis before he instructed her to gave him oral sex.
Sherlock Holmes (both of them) are right now here in Singapore.
En Ming sincerely believes that the government is ruining his life. With every lull in our conversation, he takes the opportunity to launch into another recount of government surveillance. Even vehicles leaving the carpark the moment he exits his HDB lift is not beyond suspicion.
When he talks about being targeted, he refers to two specific things. The first is being made to hear voices in his head. The â€œmain thrust of the messageâ€� he tends to hear is simply, â€œWe are here to punish you because you offended Lee Kuan Yew!â€�
The second is being stalked by teenagers, people that he describes as being the â€˜ah beng and ah lian typeâ€™.
All of this has happened with less frequency since 2011. Of late, his preoccupation has been with how his Android phones tend to switch on by themselves.
â€œObviously the Singapore Government planted spy apps on my Android phones. Otherwise it would not keep on powering up by itself,â€� he tells me.
â€œAnd I think the motive is to provoke me into getting angry. What I donâ€™t understand is, since the Government can read my mind and thoughts by remote neural monitoring, does it really need to hack into my smartphones, laptops and computers to plant spy apps? Is it because, if the government dont do these tangible activities, i will not be afraid and frightened?â€�
En Ming has never had the opportunity to insert his penis into a womanâ€™s vagina, only to eventually discover that this delicious honeypot is not the answer to all of lifeâ€™s eternal questions.
For all his idiosyncrasies, En Mingâ€™s experience is symptomatic of a larger group of older, single men who have never known romance. The solution to their struggles lies not in making available a moist and willing orifice, but in... ...
nayr69sg (a Singaporean medical doctor practicing medicine in Canada) commented :
If spinal injury the fellas who carried her to the side = FAIL! Worsen the spinal cord injury. Can sue those guys. If people injured on road and you not trained to evacuate dont touch them. Just block off the space direct traffic and let EMT come do their job. Cause more harm than good.
[China] - At the time of the report, the cockroach farm had generated a total of 4.3 billion yuan (US$684 million) in revenue over the years by manufacturing a potion made entirely of cockroaches.
When they reach the desired weight and size, the cockroaches are fed into machines and crushed to make the potion, which had â€œremarkable effectsâ€� on stomach pain and other ailments, said the provincial government.
The cockroach potion has a tea-like colour, tastes â€œslightly sweetâ€� and has â€œa fishy smellâ€�, according to the productâ€™s packaging.
More than 40 million patients with respiratory, gastric and other diseases were cured after taking the potion on doctorsâ€™ prescriptions, according to the official report, which stated that the farm was selling it to more than 4,000 hospitals across the country.
Cockroach has been an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. In some rural areas in southern China, babies are still fed crushed cockroaches to treat fever caused by an infection or upset stomach.
There is a potentially major disadvantage to the potion, according to the CAMS researcher, who requested not to be named. â€œThe source of raw material, to most people, is disgusting,â€� she said. â€œThat is an important reason why the use of the potion is not found in other countries.
â€œEven in China, most patients might not know the liquid came from grinding up cockroaches.â€�
The potion is not for sale over the counter, but the Post has bought it in a drug store in Beijing without being asked for a doctorâ€™s prescription.
A pack containing two bottles of 100ml cost a bit more than 50 yuan (US$8).
On the packaging and in the user instructions, only one ingredient was listed: Periplaneta americana, the Latin name of the American cockroach, one of the largest cockroach species.
The internet has played host to lively discussions about the medicine, known as kangfuxin ye, or â€œpotion of recoveryâ€�.
â€œI searched for Periplaneta americana when drinking the potion. I saw the photo and immediately vomited it all out onto my PC screen,â€� wrote one Chinese user on Baidu Tieba, the large Chinese online community run by search engine company Baidu.