Skip to comments.Japan Faces New Method of Suicide: Internet Fad is Killing
Posted on 05/01/2008 8:41:23 AM PDT by stillafreemind
Japan has a population groaning under the threat of suicide. Not only are people committing suicide, but the new Internet fad of mixing detergent and bath lotion is threatening to kill or sicken people around them. Heads up on a new fad of the Internet, a new method of suicide.
On Thurday, at least 350 people were evacuated in Northern Japan because of a suicide using the newest method of detergent and bath lotion. The fumes had escaped and was feared to harm neighbors.
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I call BS on this article. There can’t be any suicides in Japan, they have very strict gun control.
What is the deal with Japan and suicide? Can it possibly suck that bad there that they all want to kill themselves? I watch Ninja Warrior on G4 TV and they seem like a fun bunch...
“Cleanest body I’ve ever seen Sarge!”
You're bad! I suppose they slide right into the after life with nary a fingerprint on them.
For a productive & smart society, the Japanese are sometimes VERY weird.
Wow..so glad you all took this so seriously. A kid can mix these two very common household ingredients together..wipe him/herself out and anyone else who happens to be too close.
Note to self: this is funny (not)
It's part of the culture, a centuries-old social consensus that death is preferable to humiliation.
Time for more product bans I guess. Pretty soon all that will be left is water. Oh yeah, I forgot - you can use that to kill yourself too.
I doubt bans are the right thing. But I wish there was something to do about how kids and grownups feel about themselves. This story took place in Japan..but I was reading about suicides worldwide and the trend definitely seems to be going up. Very sad statement.
“What is the deal with Japan and suicide?”
In nature, when a species grows in population density, that species is susceptible to illnesses, and irratic behavior. Nature’s way of thinning the herd.
Hydrogen sulfide is some nasty stuff. If you could make a strong enough mix it would be a pretty quick way to go.
Of course if you screw up you could end up just a brain damaged vegetable.
I was being sarcastic about the ban thing, but your post did provide me with the ultimate solution....
Admit it - you just didn’t want to do the dishes ;)
Good to know. I am wondering what the chemical combination was the Japanese are using and if there were comparable brands in the U.S. I wouldn’t want to accidentally combine them.
I guess in some the countries, the good ole days really weren’t...
Japan's reproductive rate and population density have decreased significantly over the past 20 years, and suicide only accounts for a small percentage of that decline.
Most of the decline is accounted for by more Japanese never reproducing and the ones who do reproduce having only one child.
Illnesses among the Japanese have decreased dramatically, making them the world's longest-lived nation. As far as "erratic behavior" is concerned, the Japanese have lower rates of institutionalization and incarceration than many countries. These rates declined and longevity increased all the while Japan's population was still becoming denser (1945-1985).
And, of course, the Japanese are not a species.
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