Re: How can I deal with a food stealer?
Article: 7464 of alt.hackers Newsgroups: alt.hackers From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul C Leyland) Subject: Re: How can I deal with a food stealer? Message-ID: PCL.95Mar1173842@foo.oucs.ox.ac.uk In-reply-to: email@example.com's message of Sun, 19 Feb 1995 17:18:10 -0800 <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 01 Mar 1995 17:38:42 GMT Approved: sure is Lines: 55 Status: RO
In article <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob McKeever) writes: > : else's food? Do you know of commonly available substances that could be > : used in small quantities to induce 1) vomiting 2) diarrhea 3) other > : memorable discomfort? Or other ways to deal with this. I have already > : started to spit in some of my food; it helps a little. A friend of the family had a similar problem several years ago. The easiest way I can think of to cause diarrhea is to add a small amount of either phyenothaliene (as Hammond mentioned below) or some sort of anti-biotic Phenylphthalene is the correct spelling (I think!) (Remember - always verify the toxicity levels and effects of any chemicals your considering yourself before attempting to poison, er, trick, them. Safety first!) Yeah, being busted for poisoning someone can be bad for your lifestyle. A personal friend of mine related to me the story of when he used to work at a chemical supply house. One of his coworkers had been advised to monitor the color of his urine due to some (unknown to me) medical condition. Some the this unlucky fellows 'friends' decided to add something that I think was called "Nestor's Regent" (or something like that) to the water in the toilet bowl and then wait for him to use it. Upon contact with the ammonia in his urine, it began it's color change sequence: covered most of the rainbow in a semi-mixed up order. Nice! Here's a hack we used to use at parties back in the late 70's (I'm an ex-chemist, BTW). In this country (UK) at least, it is not unusual to have a barrel of beer at a party, and anyone who feels like drinking the stuff helps themselves to a portion of its contents. Adding a *small* amount of fluorescein to the beer before the party starts is completely harmless and most unlikely to be detected by casual inspection unless there are uv lamps around. You then replace all the lights in the toilets with uv tubes. It's generally the men who notice something is unusual. (For non-chemists, fluorescein is a dark reddish-brown powder which disolves in water, is non-toxic, tasteless, odourless and is not metabolized in the body. It just goes straight through the kidneys. However, in uv light, including daylight, it fluoresces a bright yellow-green.) Paul -- Paul Leyland <email@example.com> | Hanging on in quiet desperation is Oxford University Computing Services | the English way. 13 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6NN, UK | The time is gone, the song is over. Tel: +44-865-273200 Fax: +44-865-273275 | Thought I'd something more to say. Finger firstname.lastname@example.org for PGP key |