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Leptospirosis & Soda Cans

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Hah! I got the Urban Legend first!

 

My wife sent me an email she received from a friend about soda cans contaminated with a powerful bacteria called Leptospirosis--which reportedly killed a woman. julli-stol.gif

 

Doing a minter, I checked snopes. com.

 

Guess what: FALSE. :thumbup:

 

Here's the snopes.com page: 'Tis an Urban Legend.... which debunks this (which I considered unlikely anyway).

 

Leptospirosis-- VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

 

This incident happened recently in North Texas.

 

A woman went boating one Sunday taking with her some cans of coke which she put into the refrigerator of the boat. On Monday she was

 

taken to the hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit. She died on Wednesday.

 

 

 

The autopsy concluded she died of Leptospirosis. This was traced to the can of coke she drank from, not using a glass.

 

Tests showed that the can was infected by dried rat urine and hence the disease Leptospirosis.

 

Rat urine contains toxic and deathly substances.

 

It is highly recommended to thoroughly wash the upper part of soda cans before drinking out of them. The cans are typically stocked in

 

warehouses and transported straight to the shops without being cleaned.

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I second that Shamus, I get a shitload of those kinds of things from friends, co-workers and relatives, I debunk it on Snopes and reply to all with the link for them to see it is BS.

 

 

MYM

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I still feel like I'm missing out. Not a single spam in 3 years. What if I really want my genitals to be 22 times larger than they are now? Or become rich beyond my wildest dreams? What if I want to spray pheremones all over myself and attract "hot, sexy women" in my local area? Perhaps I really need that rectal lube to improve my health or to hand out my bank details so some poor fooker overseas has somewhere to place his squandered millions. Alas, it is not to be.

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Snopes.com is one of the best sites on the net IMO.

 

I didn't know about this site but i'll bookmake it for future reference :thumbup:

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Seems like you get the fill of the shite e-mails just by browsing snopes.com Shamus ! :)

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I haven't visited Snopes in a while. Being the sceptical, baby-killing atheist that I am, there's not a lot I place a great deal of merit in. Penis enlargement pills, fundamentalists and psychics least of all. ;)

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Hah! I got the Urban Legend first!

 

My wife sent me an email she received from a friend about soda cans contaminated with a powerful bacteria called Leptospirosis--which reportedly killed a woman. julli-stol.gif

 

Doing a minter, I checked snopes. com.

 

 

I wish I could take all the credit for that other case. :D But, I only had the feeling that it "sounded too good to be true." So, I figured it probably didn't happen and then thought of reasons why it probably wouldn't. I should have thought to check snopes.com because I've used it many times before to search up on things like giant camel spiders in Iraq. But, spinningwheel thought of it first. :)

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I haven't visited Snopes in a while. Being the sceptical, baby-killing atheist that I am, there's not a lot I place a great deal of merit in. Penis enlargement pills, fundamentalists and psychics least of all. ;)

I sense you doubt our powers... :arabia: There! I have proven that divine powers of mind reading (Those of us who practice it call it Karnac.) exists! Without a doubt, argument won. Psychics, one; doubting, farting digits 0. :teehee:

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I sense you doubt our powers... :arabia: There! I have proven that divine powers of mind reading (Those of us who practice it call it Karnac.) exists! Without a doubt, argument won. Psychics, one; doubting, farting digits 0. :teehee:

I assume you've applied for the $1,000,000 reward offered by The Skeptics Society? No? :P

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I sense you doubt our powers... :arabia: There! I have proven that divine powers of mind reading (Those of us who practice it call it Karnac.) exists! Without a doubt, argument won. Psychics, one; doubting, farting digits 0. :teehee:

I assume you've applied for the $1,000,000 reward offered by The Skeptics Society? No? :P

 

 

No, I haven't applied yet, however, since I am astral projection through the Fourth Dimension, I already have in the future and claimed the prize by reviving Houdini from the dead. Even he, who helped set up such a fund, had to admit, it was a fair cop and pretty damn good trick! :thumbup:

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Actually, no. The doctor told me it would be one fixed price for an office visit to get a new prescription, but, after paying that fixed price, tried to send me another bill later on. Uh, uh. So, I still have a few left. :devil:

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db...don't wait too long mate, get them refilled...... :P

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I'll show you!

 

 

"Nine apathetic, sympathetic, diabetic, old men on roller skates with a marked propensity towards procrastination and sloth!"

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Christ - someone get me db's paypal details and we can all chip in for his prescription costs !!!

 

(Shamus you can just send it snail mail as always =)) )

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I could use it actually, for that goddamn $87 "reconnect" fee for a simple prescription.

 

 

BTW, that phrase I used actually has a meaning. :D It was part of a series of 10 phrases used in 1940's radio to test potential announcers to see how well they could speak and be understood.

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Why don't you just PM me your bank account details? I can make it worth your while... once I get to Nigeria, that is... :shifty:

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In a way. My father was the late Minister Of Scams to the almighty, his majesty King Missassah Mfube Ntamya, former queen of Nigeria before hisher ousting in an unlawfully legal coup. Before heshe was forced to leave office, heshe hid away $80 million ($80,000,000) USD up the urethra. All I need is access to a small seed fee to get at hisher small seeds and get the money. I will gladly give you 15% of this total in exchange, in addition to reimbursement of the few minor fees such as airline travel. Afterwards, though, I will find you, beat you up, and take it all back. But, surely, in the name of the poor, the starving, God, and 9-11, you can help me help you help myself, right?

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