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Modern Seppuku

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A suicide technique that mixes household chemicals to produce a deadly hydrogen sulfide gas became a grisly fad in Japan last year. Now it’s slowly seeping into the United States over the internet, according to emergency workers, who are alarmed at the potential for innocent causalities.

At least 500 Japanese men, women and children took their lives in the first half of 2008 by following instructions posted on Japanese websites, which describe how to mix bath sulfur with toilet bowl cleaner to create a poisonous gas. One site includes an application to calculate the correct portions of each ingredient based on room volume, along with a PDF download of a ready-made warning sign to alert neighbors and emergency workers to the deadly hazard.

The rest HERE

Well, it seems that the Hikiko Mori, Lost Decade, and a general depression in Japan has given those who wish to commit suicide a new method. Now it seems to have made it to the US also. Of course as our country and global economy melts like a thermonuclear Chernobyl, expect to see more of this I think…

Last month we shed 700K jobs…

Layoffs are still coming…


Written by Krypt3ia

2009/03/13 at 23:20