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Posted: 5/19/2005 9:17:38 AM EDT


www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/bizarre/3189044

Cyanide victims think 'poison' warning a slogan

Reuters News Service

TAIPEI - A man in Taiwan has died and four others were poisoned after drinking a popular bottled fizzy drink laced with cyanide and labelled "I am poisonous. Please do not drink."

Some of the victims thought the warning was a new advertising slogan, police said on Thursday.

The manufacturer of Bullwild energy drink, Paolyta Co., ordered an island-wide recall of about 1.2 million to 1.6 million bottles. The drink, which is popular among taxi drivers and workers, has also been taken off shelves in Hong Kong and Macau.

Police suspect someone laced the drink with cyanide before placing it on store shelves, and released footage taken from a surveillance camera of a man in his 20s or 30s in the hope the public could help identify him.

A 55-year-old man died of cyanide poisoning late on Wednesday and four victims remained in hospital, two in critical condition, police said.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:24:26 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:38:40 AM EDT
I don't get it. Did the guy who put cyanide in the drinks afix warning labels as well?
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 9:56:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tyman:
hahhhahahahahahahahahahahahahaa



Real funny, dude. Unfortunately, I can't read Chinese. I hope like hell nobody tries it with the tea I usually get.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:01:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SNorman:
I don't get it. Did the guy who put cyanide in the drinks afix warning labels as well?



It appears he did. And it appears that idiots still drank it.
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:18:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:

Originally Posted By tyman:
hahhhahahahahahahahahahahahahaa



Real funny, dude. Unfortunately, I can't read Chinese. I hope like hell nobody tries it with the tea I usually get.



I thought it was. :confused:
Link Posted: 5/19/2005 10:39:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/19/2005 10:40:22 AM EDT by 71-Hour_Achmed]

Originally Posted By tyman:

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:

Originally Posted By tyman:
hahhhahahahahahahahahahahahahaa



Real funny, dude. Unfortunately, I can't read Chinese. I hope like hell nobody tries it with the tea I usually get.



I thought it was. :confused:


Don't mind me, I just have an irrational distaste for being poisoned at random.

I'm currently residing in Taipei, BTW, in case this was a source of confusion for you.
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