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Headline News - Gasoline is Bad for you

GoatmonGoatmon You Are An ExperienceMake Sure You're a Good ExperienceRegistered User regular
edited July 2009 in Singularity Engine++
Now, I'll be the first to admit that kids (and many adults) do a lot of pretty stupid things, but come on.


A 14-YEAR-OLD boy drank gasoline for five years to obtain "energy" - just as his idols "Bumble Bee" or "Optimus Prime" do in "Transformers," the Sichuan-based West China Metropolis Daily reported yesterday.


After the boy, in Yibin City, southwest Sichuan Province, had watched the animated TV series, he began to drink gasoline to become a "valiant fighter" like "Optimus Prime," his father told the newspaper.

"He began to drink gasoline five years ago, when we found he liked smelling lighter fuel," he said.

The boy's mother owned a grocery stall, selling small goods such as lighters.

In 2004, she often found lighters missing two or three days after she'd bought them. She later found that her son had been stealing them.

The parents talked to their son and asked him not to do it again. "But afterwards we found our motorcycle's gasoline was always disappearing, and one day when we found the boy had drunk a half bottle of gasoline stolen from the motorcycle, we were too shocked to say anything," the father said.

They locked the motorcycle away after that but the boy began to steal gasoline from neighbors and was drinking more and more - two or three bottles at a time.

"Since my son started to drink gas, his IQ has dropped sharply and now he can't figure out simple addition and subtraction," the father said.

"Before that, he was a very smart boy, and he could even repair the television. But now he does not know the answer of 7 plus 17."

The worried parents finally took their son to hospital where they were told the boy had a mental disorder and a strong "gasoline dependence."

"The gasoline contains a lot of lead, which can do harm to people's brains. To make thing even worse, the boy is in the physical development stage, and the lead has caused serious damage to his body," Peng Houquan, a doctor from a hospital in Yibin, said.

"Transformers" is now a Hollywood blockbuster movie franchise and the second live-action film is currently breaking box office records in China.

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" has gained 400 million yuan (US$58.4 million) in the country, breaking the record set by "Titanic" 10 years ago.

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I'm usually pretty sympathetic to kids, especially ones that develop mental problems, but here we have a boy who literally drank himself stupid. Well, stupider.

Also I guess we can talk about people doing dumb, abusive things to themselves. Or something.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    this reminds me of a little film called Idiocracy. ever hear of it? thought not.

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  • KovakKovak did a lot of drugs married cher?Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    jesus

    god some people are dumb

  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    This is

    What the hell.

    It reminds me of when I was six, and they warned us not to go into sewers because the Ninja Turtles didn't really live there. Apparently some kids thought they did? I don't know.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    fake

    Why don't we just call you Vivixenne Funhater Mc.. McFunhaterson.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
  • the wookthe wook Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Stupid Chinese and their leaded gasoline

  • GoatmonGoatmon You Are An Experience Make Sure You're a Good ExperienceRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    fake

    What's the point in faking a story about a kid chugging gasoline?

    Transformers viral marketing?

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  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I say that because the Shanghai Daily reports the weirdest shit

    I don't actually know if it's fake or not, the Chinese newspapers do not have this listed as a headline, but what little they do mention is that they are investigating the truth behind the story

    (and before you say anything even though the SD is in English it's still run by the people who also run the Chinese-language newspapers)

  • unintentionalunintentional Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    vsove wrote: »
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    fake

    Why don't we just call you Vivixenne Funhater Mc.. McFunhaterson.

    I read McFunhatterson

    now I want a fun hat.

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  • the wookthe wook Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    you want fake chinese news? I got fake chinese news

  • DavoidDavoid Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    We won't be laughing when he can turn into a truck

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    So the official test for brain damage in China is solving 17+7.

    That's what I'm taking from this.

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  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
  • Jason ToddJason Todd Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Transformers consume energon, not gasoline. This was the kid's mistake.

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  • HarrierHarrier Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    So then

    TRANSFORM AND ROLL OUT

    I don't wanna kill anybody. I don't like bullies. I don't care where they're from.
  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    i read a thing in perth yesterday where police suspected a dude of sniffing petrol

    and he ran at them with a can of petrol and a lighter

    and they tasered him in the face

    and his head burst into flames

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  • the wookthe wook Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Air wrote: »
    i read a thing in perth yesterday where police suspected a dude of sniffing petrol

    and he ran at them with a can of petrol and a lighter

    and they tasered him in the face

    and his head burst into flames

    all tasers should come with this functionality

  • GoatmonGoatmon You Are An Experience Make Sure You're a Good ExperienceRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Air wrote: »
    i read a thing in perth yesterday where police suspected a dude of sniffing petrol

    and he ran at them with a can of petrol and a lighter

    and they tasered him in the face

    and his head burst into flames

    Bet he learned his lesson.

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    the wook wrote: »
    you want fake chinese news? I got fake chinese news

    Yao Ming!

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  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Air wrote: »
    i read a thing in perth yesterday where police suspected a dude of sniffing petrol

    and he ran at them with a can of petrol and a lighter

    and they tasered him in the face

    and his head burst into flames

    yeah that was all over the news here

    I mean you'd think I'd be terrified at the idea of someone's head bursting into flames

    flames of FIRE

    but honestly I couldn't stop laughing

  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Air wrote: »
    i read a thing in perth yesterday where police suspected a dude of sniffing petrol

    and he ran at them with a can of petrol and a lighter

    and they tasered him in the face

    and his head burst into flames

    aaahahahahahaaa

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  • GoatmonGoatmon You Are An Experience Make Sure You're a Good ExperienceRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    Air wrote: »
    i read a thing in perth yesterday where police suspected a dude of sniffing petrol

    and he ran at them with a can of petrol and a lighter

    and they tasered him in the face

    and his head burst into flames

    yeah that was all over the news here

    I mean you'd think I'd be terrified at the idea of someone's head bursting into flames

    flames of FIRE

    but honestly I couldn't stop laughing

    It's the image, I think. It's one of those randomly occuring yakety sax moments in life.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Air wrote: »
    i read a thing in perth yesterday where police suspected a dude of sniffing petrol

    and he ran at them with a can of petrol and a lighter

    and they tasered him in the face

    and his head burst into flames

    turns out the dude was Ghost Rider

    boy were their faces red

  • The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository SKREEEEEOOOONKKKKKK Monster IslandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    I feel so bad for the parents and the kid, but AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty, and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds'.
  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    look everyone dreams about some weird shit happening to them and getting superpowers

    this kid actually did something about it

    I say he is to be saluted

  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    wait a second

    I've never seen Optimum Prime or Bumblebee drink gasoline.

    That kid was dumb.

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Carpe Gasoline ?

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  • GoatmonGoatmon You Are An Experience Make Sure You're a Good ExperienceRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Carpe Gasoline ?

    And chug that fucking shit.

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  • The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository SKREEEEEOOOONKKKKKK Monster IslandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Goatmon wrote: »
    Carpe Gasoline ?

    And chug that fucking shit.

    pour some out for your robromies

    We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty, and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, 'Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds'.
  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere I HAVE YOU NOW Arena QueueRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    if he'd been cosuming lead for years

    wouldn't he be

    y'know

    dead?

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    he's probably on the high-ethanol unleaded now

    once you get hooked you need the good stuff to keep it intense

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    if he'd been cosuming lead for years

    wouldn't he be

    y'know

    dead?
    uhh Roma (specifically the ones that live in the 'toxic camp' in North Mitrovica, Kosovo) have so much lead in their diets that it actually begins to grow over their teeth

    so no

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  • GoatmonGoatmon You Are An Experience Make Sure You're a Good ExperienceRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    ...ew?

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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    the stupid bastard forgot to convert it to energon first

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    the stupid bastard forgot to convert it to energon first

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  • AirAir Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    do you think this would be worse on the way in or on the way out

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    You're all missing the Goddamned point.

    The point is that China still puts lead in their Goddamned gasoline.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    they are far from the only country to do so

    when the population can't afford cars that run solely on unleaded fuel, that doesn't leave a lot of options, y'know?

  • slowslow Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    if he'd been cosuming lead for years

    wouldn't he be

    y'know

    dead?
    uhh Roma (specifically the ones that live in the 'toxic camp' in North Mitrovica, Kosovo) have so much lead in their diets that it actually begins to grow over their teeth

    so no
    i said god damn

    that's some S.T.A.L.K.E.R. shit right there

  • The Far SideThe Far Side __BANNED USERS regular
    edited July 2009
    slow wrote: »
    if he'd been cosuming lead for years

    wouldn't he be

    y'know

    dead?
    uhh Roma (specifically the ones that live in the 'toxic camp' in North Mitrovica, Kosovo) have so much lead in their diets that it actually begins to grow over their teeth

    so no
    i said god damn

    that's some S.T.A.L.K.E.R. shit right there
    the roma are literally the most fucked to death ethnic group in world history

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