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Remember, never take a drink from a stranger — even one dressed as Santa Claus.
A 15-year-old girl fell ill at a Berlin Christmas market on Saturday, bringing to eight the number of confirmed Christmas-market-poisonings this week. This time, though, the poisoner was apparently dressed as Santa Claus.
The unknown man offered the girl a paper cup containing the German spirit Schnaps at the market near Berlin’s Alexanderplatz. After drinking it, she vomited and suffered short-term memory loss.
Doctors confirmed that a substance, not yet identified, had been mixed into the drink….
Police said the victims may have been given a mixture of alcohol and so-called “knockout drops” meant to render people unconscious so they can be robbed or sexually assaulted.
It starts with Cynar, and takes a trip through Bakon, but really, this top 10 list of oddball alcoholic items at The Daily Meal had me at smoked salmon vodka.
So we’re the Featured Drink Blog of the Day at Foodista. It’s kind of a big deal, I guess. Here’s our badge to prove it.
Want to know more about me and Drinkhacker? Osmosis Online asked me a lot of questions to get to know the man behind the blog. This blog, I mean. Fun interview, I think.
It’s either this or Robitussin, I guess…
The best way to drink hand sanitizer is straight, like whisky, and down it “like a shot,” explains Tyler, a Grade 10 student who lives in Toronto. Undiluted, the alcohol-based liquid tastes a little like “vodka and bug spray,” he adds.
The alarming comment from the 15-year-old mirrors a growing number of news reports about teenagers and children drinking the antiseptic hand-cleaning products. Most hand sanitizers have an alcoholic content between 60 and 90 per cent, which means that even small amounts have led to a number of cases of alcohol poisoning in younger children.
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