Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Poison Control Phone Operator

"We’ve [had people call about] sex toys that were accidentally swallowed and continued to vibrate in somebody’s stomach."


Distillery Apologises for Vodka Named After Deadly Poison

As Bristol Dry Gin cheekily Instagrammed its new Novichok vodka, a woman died from exposure to the chemical a mere 60 miles away.


The Notorious Documentary That Accidentally Killed Hair Metal

Remembering Penelope Spheeris' 'Decline of Western Civilization Part II' 30 years after its release.


Panic Ensues After Japanese Supermarket Accidentally Sells Deadly Fugu Fish

The fish can cause asphyxiation and paralysis if consumed.


This Freak Snake Attack in a Longhorn Steakhouse Sounds Terribly Unpleasant

Snakes on a plane are ancient history. Now, it's all about snakes in a mediocre steakhouse chain.


How Apricots Can Poison You

It turns out that apricot seeds can do a lot more harm than good.


Woman Spent Weeks Poisoning Her Boss's Coffee with Pills and Eye Drops

She tried caffeine pills, water pills, anti-anxiety meds, and eye drops, but nothing really hit the spot.


Woman on the Run for Years After Poisoning Her Husband’s Cereal to Get Out Of Sex

"I wouldn't use that much to kill him, but just enough to make him not have an erection."


No, Starbucks Juice Drinks Aren't Full of Poison

It’s 2017, so even your juice can be tainted by fake news.


The Poisoned Candy Expert Is Pretty Sure No One's Trying to Kill Your Kids on Halloween

Joel Best is the leading expert on everything that maniacs are allegedly putting in your kids' candy. Problem is, your children aren't really in any danger.


Poisonous Birds in Papua New Guinea and a Very Baffling Story of Evolution

They secrete batrachotoxin through their feathers, which is one of the world's most deadly poisons.