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Scratch And Sniff Lottery Card

lottery card with possible hidden bonus
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All scratch cards produce a certain amount of dust, which is basically a nuisance to be brushed to the one side, but Scratch And Sniff Lottery Card has a hidden feature..... the dust produced by this card is "active".

For most cards the dust is harmless and inert, but for one in a thousand scratchings the dust is pure cocaine.

Let me remind those appalled by this idea, that cocaine used to be legal and is regularly snorted by millions who create and fuel its criminality.

It's still a fiendish idea and I'm not really defending it, but it's in my head and it's definitely halfbaked. Other uses for the dust may be possible of course, but who wants to be sensible?

xenzag, Jul 15 2021

Silver Fulminate? https://en.wikipedi...e#Novelty_explosive
An alternative to pocmloc's Nitrogen Triiodide suggestion [a1, Jul 16 2021]

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       Bun. Could a few tickets be salted with plutonium instead? Any game that has big winners on one side should have some big losers on the other.   

       I mean, apart from all the ordinary losers in the middle.
a1, Jul 15 2021
  

       So the other 999 times the scratcher will be inhaling a gray-dyed plasticy material. Possibly harmful.   

       [+]
whatrock, Jul 15 2021
  

       It could be anthrax.... Russian Roulette Card
xenzag, Jul 15 2021
  

       An aside - category science:energy:storage? Why not business:lottery?
a1, Jul 15 2021
  

       Some could have a layer of Nitrogen Triiodide beneath the grey stuff
pocmloc, Jul 15 2021
  

       //Why not business:lottery?// Because it’s really more about energy storage and release than the lottery.
xenzag, Jul 15 2021
  

       Certainly true of plutonium, and perhaps cocaine. Good call.
a1, Jul 15 2021
  

       Functionally, the user experience (swiping at a surface then holding it to one's face in hope of feeling good) strongly resembles that of a smartphone.
sninctown, Jul 15 2021
  

       Love
blissmiss, Jul 15 2021
  

       Whilst it is a very halfbaked invention, I’m not going to vote either way for this because in a way it is very cruel to people who have had addictions. Serious.
xandram, Jul 15 2021
  

       [xandram] - if you can't mock the afflicted, who CAN you mock?
a1, Jul 15 2021
  

       // Nitrogen Triiodide //   

       Too unstable. Even alpha radiation (perhaps from a nearby ticket salted with plutonium) could set it off.   

       So sure, go for it.
a1, Jul 15 2021
  

       //it is very cruel to people who have had addictions//It's true, because the scratch cards are addictive too, so it's double trouble. Perhaps the inclusion of the one in a thousand Russian roulette anthrax card would act as a suitable deterrent, or perhaps it magnifies the fiendishness? Where is 8th, as I think he would like it.
xenzag, Jul 15 2021
  

       Hey I am all for mocking people as needed. Sorry but this one was too close to home, as I have been through too much pain and agony from friends and family that have had drug addictions.   

       [xen] You are also right about the gambling addictions as I have a friend with a touch of that also. I love most of your ideas and this would have been OK if I hadn’t been touched personally by this. I didn’t Fishbone!
xandram, Jul 16 2021
  

       I too have friends who died from addiction. Some were directly caused. One got aids. One was killed in a car accident when he was out of his tree. Another was battered by paramilitaries and was never the same afterwards, but the idea is still the idea, and I can do nothing about having it.
xenzag, Jul 16 2021
  

       evil [+]
Voice, Jul 16 2021
  

       I’m not arguing the idea, but is was my son-in-law who died, which I will never get over.
xandram, Jul 16 2021
  

       So sorry to hear that. I would simply legalise all drugs and in so doing bring them under government regulations, like alcohol which is another drug anyway. Legalistion would remove 99% of the criminality that is now in total control.
xenzag, Jul 16 2021
  

       thank you…obviously his own stupidity. you know one’s perspective changes due to time and circumstances. I might have burned this idea in the 80’s
xandram, Jul 17 2021
  

       Of course I also offer the "Scratch and Stiff" Viagra version as well.
xenzag, Jul 17 2021
  

       "That’s the smell of money."   

       Could've been just as good of an idea if it were just peppermint-scented.
RayfordSteele, Jul 18 2021
  

       This former addict was not offended, but have compassion for xandram's life experience as well. Still love the idea, but with due honor to those who have lost their lives to a substance.
blissmiss, Jul 18 2021
  

       There are hundreds of ideas on the HB tha are connected somehow with death, injury and other misfortunes. The intention to cause actual harm is seldom intended. I just noticed that "scratch off" panels produce a powder and speculated as to what idiotic purpose that it might serve.
xenzag, Jul 18 2021
  

       Sorry xen.
pashute, Jul 19 2021
  
      
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