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Natural Maggot Poison Antidote

Show the victim maggots and they hurl the toxins.
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On my walk to work the other day, I came across a dead crow covered in writhing maggots. It was all I could do to keep from vomiting at the sight of it. I didn't smell anything but the visual effect alone was sufficient. Instead of keeping syrup of ipecac to induce vomiting after accidental poisoning one could invoke a more natural remedy. Keep a dead rat or bird in a container (maybe outside?). Then when you suspect someone has ingested poison, you say "Take a look at this" and whip off the lid. All the poison get vomited out without the need for toxic medicines or invasive stomach pumps.
riromero, Feb 23 2004

Poisoning First Aid http://health.allre...rst-aid-do-not.html
"DO NOT induce vomiting unless you are told to do so by the Poison Control Center or a doctor. A strong poison that burns on the way down the throat will also do damage on the way back up." [kropotkin, Oct 04 2004]


       You are *WAY* behind the Times [riromero]. You can now get 'maggot treatment' on the NHS in the UK. Apparently, they will devour gangrenous masses and have the added benefits of having personalities as well. As one (satisfied) user said:
"I have grown quite attached to them!"

       Note: This was actually in the papers today! I am trying to find the Times and the Telegraph as we speak - I junked them cos the Crosswords were sorted. BRB!
gnomethang, Feb 23 2004

       I'm surprised you could see the maggots. They don't like the light. Or were you poking the crow with your toe? Fess up, crow-toe poker! You brought this on yourself!
bungston, Feb 23 2004

       Indeed gnomethang... Reading the Times article was the seed for this idea.
riromero, Feb 23 2004

       OK, so what you are saying that is that if you are forced to throw up,by looking at something unpleasant,then all the 'Evil Humours' will come out of your mouth?
gnomethang, Feb 23 2004

       I almost barf every time I see Sarah Jessica "Horseface" Parker. *Retch*
thumbwax, Feb 23 2004

       thing is, the maggots will metamorphose into flies, eventually. And won't you have to be careful (if you're holding the jar) to not puke yourself?
spacecadet, Feb 23 2004

       It is not recommended that vomiting is induced if someone drinks poison, except on the direction of a medical practitioner (link). I have to fishbone something that goes against good medical practice.
kropotkin, Feb 24 2004

       [unabubba], I'm with [thumbwax] here. SJP - her horse face would stop me. I'd never go there... oooo... don't see why she's put on a pedestal as a paragon of beauty. Neigh.   

       [riromero] I'm not sure it'd work for everyone. Not everyone is revolted by maggots?   

       ... fishermen, for example?   

       ... Also, the blind! They can't see the maggots and therefore can't be revolted by them!   

       ... and the unconscious! ....   

       ... and mummy flies look adoringly at their offspring!   

       ah, you get me point.
jonthegeologist, Feb 24 2004

       Yes, it would stop me. No matter how desperate and lonely I would be, no matter how much money is offered, I'd pass, as I'd be rendered completely and irreversibly flaccid *and* with perma-indigestion. Just as I do with them, my housemates tell me to turn around when something interesting is on TV - I *hate* it when they trick me into watching Mrs. Ed for even a millisecond. jonthegeologist is spot-on. As for otherwise inexplicable "beauty," all I can say is, Horseface must have a fantastic agent, manager & publicist who must know what skeletons are in the closets of those whose wealth is based upon "beauty" products, TV decision-making, Casting, Ad agencies, etc.. The longevity of the face, er, career - is the 9th wonder of the world.
thumbwax, Feb 24 2004

       I would incorporate this idea as a natural weight-loss product. Every time you are hungry, you take-out the maggot-ridden rat from a box kept in the kitchen and sniff it. I you had food; you would most likely throw-it up. If not, the smell would dispel your hunger for a while. Within a week or two, as you loose weight naturally and effortlessly, you could become the trim, beautiful person you think you should be. With time, this could prevent all obese-related diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure and the like.   

       El dueno
el dueno, Apr 30 2008

       Better yet, eating cookies while looking at the objectionable thing would probably put you off eating cookies for the rest of your life.
phundug, May 01 2008


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