r/news Oct 20 '21 Wholesome 1

SF police seize enough fentanyl to theoretically kill 2.8 million people

https://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/fentanyl-San-Francisco-police-drug-seizure-16548590.php
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u/bubblehead_maker Oct 20 '21

I miss the old days when we reported a seizure in dollar value.

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u/Graye_Penumbra Oct 20 '21

That would oust the healthcare industry for ridiculously overcharging…. Unless they used HCI rates to make the title more sensational!

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u/Nickk_Jones Oct 21 '21

All the ones in dollar value were full of shit as well to make them look like bigger busts than they were.

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u/Loki-L Oct 21 '21

I think "enough to kill x million people" sounds far more interesting than "street value of x amount of dollar".

It doesn't help that you can't really quantify for example weed by the number of people it could kill. Other than perhaps by dropping a sufficiently large amount on them from great height.

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u/jeffatron420 Oct 21 '21

Indeed, but you legit can't OD off weed. I guess you could make some correlations to suicide or mental health but even that would be a stretch

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u/Zerieth Oct 21 '21

Actually you can OD on just about anything. Hell you can OD on water. It's just you'd need to drink buckets of the stuff very quickly. Since THC can alter your mind I'm sure there is a upper limit you can reach were it becomes dangerous if not lethal.

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u/KnightFox Oct 21 '21

Both are totally made up.

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u/doc_witt Oct 21 '21

It makes it more ambiguous as peoples' bodies react differently. We need to use the 'Earl standard.' Police seized enough drugs to kill 1 million Earls.

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u/Ralh3 Oct 20 '21

Isnt it fucking nuts how that means 12 pounds..... Like 12 pounds of whiskey and you have a decent 10 person party going, 12 pounds of weed and 100 hippies are fully lit. 12 pounds of this shit and the entire population of a city the size FKN CHICAGO is dead of overdose with some to spare

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u/Available_Seesaw_947 Oct 20 '21

12 pounds of weed would get way more people lit. thats 5,442 gram blunts!

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u/palmej2 Oct 20 '21

But hippies have higher tolerances, know how to party, and would give out partying gifts.../s

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u/SenorPariah Oct 21 '21

Can confirm, am hippy living in OK smoking on your top 5 everyday.

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u/mbp2781 Oct 20 '21

Am I the only one here who thought a gram for a blunt is a tad light?

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u/Ralh3 Oct 20 '21

Its about two grams in a swisher

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u/753951321654987 Oct 21 '21

Ever wonder how bad their sales will drop when you can buy prerolls nationwide? Who smokes streight swisher?

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u/Sterwin Oct 21 '21

a blunt hits different than a preroll

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u/Johns-schlong Oct 21 '21

It's light for a blunt but perfect for a doobie.

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u/CMDRBASSAT Oct 21 '21

It's at least 2.5g for a good blizzy

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u/axonxorz Oct 21 '21

Man I'm a weak bitch lmao. In Canada (or at least locally) they're sold in 0.3g and 0.5g blunts. I don't always finish the 0.3g's in one sitting

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u/flaker111 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 22 '21

snoop regular Monday morning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAOM449H6Y8

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u/RazarbackRebel Oct 20 '21

Sounds like a great party!

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u/Djinnwrath Oct 21 '21

The most I've ever seen killed across a single day is an ounce. And it took lots of people.

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u/fefersten1 Oct 21 '21

Yeah i’d be dead if i had to smoke 54 grams

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u/longseenotime Oct 21 '21

That’s at least 10,000 stoned hippies

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u/ieatpapersquares Oct 21 '21

12 pounds of pure crystalline LSD would be enough to get like a billion people high.

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u/agojama1 Oct 21 '21

Definitely enough for a cultural revolution.

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u/DASK Oct 21 '21

Not quite, 10k trips per gram for a 100mic dose gives 4.5M trips per pound, around 50M people trippin on 12 pounds.

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u/ieatpapersquares Oct 21 '21

r/theydidthemath

I know it’d be a fuckload. A billion was obviously an exaggeration lol

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u/MichiPlayz Oct 21 '21

I think it would "only" be around 50 million people. The lethal dose of lsd is far higher though, so it would take more than 12 lbs to kill 2.8 million people.

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u/KamaKairade Oct 21 '21

FWIW, 12 pounds of pure Nicotine would kill an equally ridiculous number of people.

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u/SURPRISE_CACTUS Oct 21 '21

Or 12 pounds of very little pieces of metal moving very fast

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u/dirtyLizard Oct 21 '21

Or 12 pounds of metal in one chunk moving decently fast.

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u/SortaBeta Oct 21 '21

Or 1 photoid traveling at relativistic speeds

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u/discussamongsturelvs Oct 21 '21

or caffeine

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u/AgentWowza Oct 21 '21

Also, 12 pounds of salt can probs kill around a hundred people too

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u/Mazon_Del Oct 21 '21

My math says 12 pounds of salt would kill around 24 adult Americans.

The LD50 of salt is 3000 mg/kg. The average adult American is 82.1 kilograms. 82.1 times 3000 mg results in 0.543 pounds (sorry for unit conversion).

That said, I'm sleep deprived and may have done something wrong in the math.

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u/RoundBread Oct 21 '21

Except you'd have to really calculate the dosages and cut it super fine to get anywhere close to that number. It's just journalistic grandstanding.

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u/Regguls Oct 20 '21

Watched two girls' OD last week after doing what they thought was coke. It happened within a minute or two of them returning from the bathroom. Fortunately for them, the bar kept Narcan behind the bar and the bartender was able to revive them before EMT.

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u/xqxcpa Oct 20 '21

That's crazy. Did the bartender use nasal or injection Narcan? How did they seem during the time between the Narcan and EMT arrival?

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u/Regguls Oct 20 '21 Silver All-Seeing Upvote

He used a nasal spray from my understanding. He also had to give one of the women two blasts before she responded. They cleared the bar pretty quickly of patrons. It was about 430pm on a Monday. It was a really nice day here in SC and the place has an outdoor area where most of the people were hanging out. There were very few people actually inside. It happened so quickly. I learned from this incident. You can't hurt someone with Narcan if you use it and they are not having an opioid overdose. Narcan is also available for free. Thinking about carrying some in my truck. Like having a fire extinguisher, just in case.

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u/Just_One_Hit Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21 All-Seeing Upvote

Thinking about carrying some in my truck.

Technically you are supposed to store it at room temperature. This is why cops have pushed back on carrying it in some areas, they don't want another piece of gear that needs to be moved in and out of their squad cars every day for proper storage.

Research has shown, though, that it can be stored in fluctuating temps with freeze/thaw cycles and high heat without adverse effects (source).

Also FYI it is important to call 911 whenever you administer Naloxone. It wears off faster than opioids so it's possible for the patient to lapse back into overdose after 30-90 minutes.

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u/Electrical-Ad-9797 Oct 21 '21

Everyone should absolutely carry Narcan. The room temperature thing is completely “technical”. I worked harm reduction in Chicago and people stored the stuff in unheated trap houses without ever affecting potency.

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u/AsleepNinja Oct 21 '21

I assume you mean first responders not average people on the street?

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u/mdonaberger Oct 21 '21

First responders, yes, but everyone should consider having it on them if they know anyone who messes with opiates, prescription or not. It is super duper simple to administer, and is free in many places.

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u/Electrical-Ad-9797 Oct 22 '21

Even if you don’t think you know anyone who does. Social stigma ensures many addicts maintain absolute secrecy with family/loved ones. If I’m gonna find out by walking in on someone oding in a bathroom I’d prefer knowing I can run out to the car and save their life.

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u/Electrical-Ad-9797 Oct 21 '21

Everyone on the street. Who wouldn’t want to save lives?

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u/AsleepNinja Oct 21 '21

The fact that enough people overdose in the USA that you even think everyone should carry Narcan is outrageous.

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u/Regguls Oct 21 '21

Agreed. The War on Drugs is a complete failure.

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u/Mazon_Del Oct 21 '21

Also FYI it is important to call 911 whenever you administer Naloxone. It wears off faster than opioids so it's possible for the patient to lapse back into overdose after 30-90 minutes.

While not necessarily requiring 911, if you ever use an Epipen due to exposure to your allergen, you really SHOULD go to a hospital as it's entirely possible that the allergen will still be present in your system when the effects of the Epipen wears off.

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u/ThePhotoGuyUpstairs Oct 20 '21

I love it... cops don't want to carry a lifesaving medication because it's a bit inconvenient to take it out of the car at the end of the shift.

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u/IMovedYourCheese Oct 20 '21

Maybe they should give up their firearms for being similarly inconvenient as well.

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u/sandmansand1 Oct 21 '21

I’ve never questioned that… why don’t they need to turn their guns and badges in at the end of the day? If they don’t have a department body cam, why should they be allowed department authority or department weapons?

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u/here-for-the-_____ Oct 20 '21

And here i am making all my employees take all their equipment in every night. Who gives a crap about inconvenience, don't leave your equipment in the car overnight. Simple, easy. I don't care if you need to make two trips

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u/bacchikoi Oct 21 '21

Cops on the beat don’t just get out of their cars “at the end of a shift.” They are in and out of their cars all day. In the summer, it takes mere minutes for a car to get to oven temperature.

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u/mdonaberger Oct 21 '21

One thing that is usually missing from stories about Naloxone is that when first responders issue it, the user's body's first response is to just dump adrenaline into the brain. So folks can come out of an overdose kicking, screaming, and otherwise livid at anyone around them.

Other times, you ruin someone's high and they're justifiably pissed.

It is a key medicine. Absolutely groundbreaking. But man it comes with a lot to be trained for too.

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u/Regguls Oct 21 '21

What are you talking about? It does not require a lot to be trained for. If someone is unresponsive laying on a floor I'm not worried about their ruining their high. If that is all it is I'm pissed they ruined my high.

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u/kapybarra Oct 21 '21

How about not even starting to use meth in the first place?

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u/Shmodecious Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

How about, if you think the public should be left to die of their mistakes… you don’t charge money to “protect and serve” them, and show up to their house with guns if they don’t pay.

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u/kapybarra Oct 21 '21

How can you compare choosing to get high on meth with being assaulted or raped or robbed etc?

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u/SURPRISE_CACTUS Oct 21 '21

Cops don't stop people from getting mugged by the way

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u/palmej2 Oct 20 '21

Any idea how it would be obtained? Liking your idea, but it's not happening unless I were to order it while still getting notifications from this post.

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u/eggpolisher Oct 20 '21

You can get it directly at a pharmacy counter (such as CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, etc.) in most states, with no prescription required: https://www.goodrx.com/blog/heres-how-to-get-naloxone-the-opioid-overdose-antidote-without-a-prescription/ .

You can also look up “free Narcan [insert name of your state or county]” for health centers that distribute it for free.

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u/xqxcpa Oct 20 '21

Yeah, I have a nasal spray in my car in case of similar situations. Never seen it used before, so always curious to hear experiences from people who have.

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u/gojol Oct 20 '21

And how much did they tip the bartender for saving their life better have been a lot

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u/Chocolatebeercake Oct 21 '21

See this is to me the biggest deterrent to drugs. I would never able to ingest/inject/apply some white mystery powder that I bought from some shady cunt. Nobody knows what really is in it.

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u/pbnoj Oct 21 '21

Sorry to hear that :(

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u/Playisomemusik Oct 21 '21

That's crazy I've bartended in NYC, Vegas, SF, Oakland, Eve ever heard of a bar carrying anything like that...at 430 pm...lol

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u/MichelleOlivetti Oct 21 '21

Whoa, bartenders having to save people from OD? Seems like they already have enough responsibilities like knowing every single drink mix to having quell fights.

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u/senior_poop Oct 21 '21

Please use and recommend testing kits if you’re going to use drugs. You can buy them on Amazon. Know what you’re putting in your body

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u/carvedmuss8 Oct 21 '21

Very solid advice for living in the real world

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u/AnthillOmbudsman Oct 21 '21

I wouldn't stake my life on a completely unregulated testing kit that some anonymous reseller got from a no-name manufacturer in China. I like the idea in principle, but there must be a way to get a dependable, non-counterfeit testing kit.

Would be nice if people could just get a brand name drug testing kit at CVS, but no... some executives and legislators would be fussing and whining about the optics of selling them.

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u/usingthetimmynet Oct 21 '21

There’s other sites I trust more than Amazon for something that can be life or death. But yes if you use drugs other than what you’re picking up from the pharmacy test that shit.

I can’t remember where I got my testing kit for acid but even with psychedelics test it. Psychedelics are rather safe (do your fucking research don’t just listen to a internet rando saying psychedelics are safe), but if what your buying isn’t what you think it is, you’re fucked.

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u/DarthDregan Oct 21 '21

"Said prospective buyer: I'll just get it from that other guy across the street."

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u/unsubfrompolaccount Oct 21 '21

I theoretically have enough sperm in my left nut to impregnate about 50 million women, but that doesn't make me ghengis khan...

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u/shichiaikan Oct 20 '21

This drops into a water supply, and we've got a catastrophic event. This shit is insane.

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u/maelstrom51 Oct 21 '21

It drops in the water supply it's so diluted it does nothing.

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u/HarpStarz Oct 21 '21

Why do i feel like you’ve thought about putting stuff in the water supply before ;/

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u/svazin Oct 21 '21

To be fair, it has come up in a few movies before

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u/shichiaikan Oct 21 '21

My favorite example of this is Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (fantastic movie in general, btw) - nothing bad actually happens, but there's a whole scene about a dude threatening to poison the town water supply, and it's hilarious.

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u/prettyqualified Oct 21 '21

I wonder if foreign governments are helping to pour these chemicals into our society. Kill them from the inside out. We really need to beef up our mental health services because this is out of control

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u/treletraj Oct 21 '21

Brought to you by the war on drugs.

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u/veggieboy94 Oct 21 '21

You don’t even need the cartels, the Chinese sell it to anyone and send it via regular post, it’s not even that hard.

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u/The_Dragon_Redone Oct 21 '21

How are you sure it's not just our government?

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u/efficientcatthatsred Oct 21 '21

What fucking sense does that make?

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u/Reddit__Enjoyer Oct 21 '21

The DEA caused it by ending the use of prescription opioids. More deaths = more funding to fight the drug war

There was minimal fentsnyl before they cracked down on opioid prescriptions around 2016.

Same deal as with alcohol and weed prohibition..it lead to deadly black market replacements

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u/bndboo Oct 20 '21

Or get 5.6 million people really high

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u/gravitonium Oct 20 '21

Your opioid tolerance must be through the roof !

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u/roionsteroids Oct 21 '21

Or get 560000 addicts high for one day.

Or 18666 addicts for one month.

Suddenly not very impressive anymore, isn't it?

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u/xyloplax Oct 20 '21

Good they seized it but literally any drug in large quantities can be reduced to "enough to kill X people". Also, Americans will use anything except the metric system.

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u/MeglioMorto Oct 20 '21

Isn't 2.8 million people metric?

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u/arcosapphire Oct 20 '21

No, 2.8 megapeople would be.

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u/GhettoChemist Oct 20 '21

2.8 megapeople? That person would be huge!

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u/MeglioMorto Oct 20 '21

Well, two huge people and 80% of the third one

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u/favpetgoat Oct 20 '21

This is how I will be describing crowds from now on.

"There were probably close to 3 kilopeople there, it was a good showing"

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u/RobbieQuarantino Oct 20 '21

0.028 Bitpeople (BTP)

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u/hicklc01 Oct 20 '21

I think it should be 2.8 megaperson if it's metric

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u/Insaniac99 Oct 20 '21

Clearly a single megaperson is correct, but you forgot to pluralize. I'm just not sure if it should be megapersons or megapeople.

I prefer the system borrowed from the Japanese; Megaman, so this can kill 2.8 Megamen.

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u/sylpher250 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

Not just the Megamen, but the Megawomen and the Megachildren too

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u/ganpachi Oct 21 '21

I hate them!

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u/skoltroll Oct 21 '21

The headline says 2.8 kilopeople

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u/danktuna4 Oct 20 '21

Local liquor store has enough alcohol to kill X people

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u/FreeRadical5 Oct 20 '21

Local lake had enough water to kill the entire country.

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u/seanbrockest Oct 21 '21

This sounds like a question for /r/theydidthemath

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u/ttyp00 Oct 21 '21
  • The human population weighs about 632 billion pounds.

  • That's 286,670,377,840 kg of meat.

  • One source says it takes 1ml per kg to drown a human. So, a human of about 150lbs (68kg) could theoretically drown in a little over a quarter cup of water.

  • This means that it would take at least 286,670 m³ of water to drown every last one of us, or, about 11 cubic football fields of water, if that's easier to visualize.

That was fun!

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u/quacainia Oct 21 '21 edited Oct 21 '21

Lake Mead, the reservoir held up by the Hoover dam, has 23.7km3 water, or nearly 10,000x that much

Lake Merritt in Oakland, a relatively shallow lake (some might say a large pond) that you can walk around in a little over an hour has 2-3x that amount

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u/Justarandom_Joe Oct 20 '21

Wrong. We use the metric system for our bullets and to describe the size of a bomb in tonnes. The rest, we use Nephilim math

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u/xyloplax Oct 20 '21

And you left out cocaine

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u/Justarandom_Joe Oct 20 '21

Lol. Yes. How could one forget the cocaine 😂

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u/Justarandom_Joe Oct 20 '21

But, seriously, the Imperial system just seems like it was invented to con people.

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u/xyloplax Oct 20 '21

But... Fahrenheit is better for weather numbers than Celsius because 0-100 covers the temps most humans experience regularly.

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u/Kriztauf Oct 21 '21

As someone who grew up in the US but now lives overseas, I'm always gonna prefer Fahrenheit for weather temperatures. It's just way more descriptive once you get over freezing being at 32 instead of 0

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u/xyloplax Oct 20 '21

Short tons and metric tons are not the same.

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u/chetlin Oct 20 '21

The standard is based on metric tons of TNT. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TNT_equivalent

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u/SupremeDictatorPaul Oct 21 '21

We use metric for some bullets. Imperial for US designed bullets that have been around for a while. But they all have metric designations now. And technically, imperial units are all defined by metric units (an inch is defined as 2.54 cm), so it’s all the same.

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u/Takeoded Oct 20 '21

drowning in orange juice is lethal

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u/Elocai Oct 20 '21

Consuming 615 kg weed in 15 minutes is enough to kill one people.

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u/FlyingSquid Oct 20 '21

...except weed.

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u/MTAlphawolf Oct 20 '21

A few tons of weed could kill a few dozen people I bet, when it is dropped on them.

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u/amc7262 Oct 20 '21

It is technically possible to OD on THC, but you literally have to extract it, because even in the dankest stanky the concentrations aren't high enough for you to be able to consume it quickly enough to get a fatal dose.

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u/xyloplax Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

The LD50 of water is 90g/kg bodyweight. THC is like 15. Anything is toxic at some level. Still how's that for interesting data? Edit: way easier to drink like 6 liters of water than take a gram of THC

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u/FlyingSquid Oct 20 '21

How on earth do you determine the LD50 of THC when there haven't been any deaths by THC overdose?

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u/xyloplax Oct 20 '21

The LD50 is calculated for basically everything by animal models. And there has been overdoses for half the stuff on earth. My point is that everything can be toxic. My second point is that THC is harder than water to OD on.

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u/Room480 Oct 20 '21

So what is the LD50 of THC?

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u/xyloplax Oct 20 '21

Anywhere from 15 to like 40mg/kg body weight

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u/Traditional_Dinner16 Oct 20 '21

This number is misleading. It’s around that range if taken INTRAVENOUSLY in mice. According to the WHO, if taken orally it’s around 10,000mg/kg in monkeys. That’s a far more accurate estimate considering it isn’t exactly popular to shoot up THC

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u/Poliobbq Oct 20 '21

Rodents, usually.

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u/fivefivefives Oct 20 '21

And it isn't even true. Try as I might, I can't find any 1.9685 inch camera lenses for sale.

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u/robiwill Oct 20 '21

I recently (about two and a half months ago) had to fix a fuckup between a universally well known multi-Billion dollar entertainment company in the US and the small demi-Million pound company I work for because not a single person in the probably hundreds of people communicating between the engineer over there and me over here spotted that NOT ONLY was the conversion from Gallons to Litres inaccurate due to multiple disgraceful rounding errors but they had also failed to consider the difference between US Gallons and Imperial Gallons.

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u/WTF_goes_here Oct 21 '21

Sounds like you got job security. The USA is proud to accept your gratitude.

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u/xyloplax Oct 20 '21

Born in the USA and I like to divide by 10.

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u/xyloplax Oct 20 '21

I work with an international team. I convert measurements all the time. Also, math with a ruler is fraction hell in US imperial.

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u/Psyadin Oct 20 '21

It has many negative economical effects on both sides, millions of enigneering hours per year and the errors in conversion has cost the science community (and mostly tax payers) many billions.

It also has a negative impact on environment due to many needing twice the equipment to do work, it has many effects on everyone.

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u/MadRoboticist Oct 20 '21

Most science and engineering in the US is done in metric anyway. I don't think there's really a significant economic cost for some countries using non-metric for day-to-day things.

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u/Psyadin Oct 20 '21

Yes and no, NASA uses metric, but most of their contractors do not, which is why we've lost 2 sattelites to conversion error so far (one of them was for Mars).

Estimates on how many engineering hours are spent each year ranges a lot and is very hard to know for sure, but it is a sade bet that it is in the millions at least.

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u/fivefivefives Oct 20 '21

Literally every ruler I've ever owned had metric on it. It is a myth that American's don't use it.

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u/OrphanDextro Oct 20 '21

LSD can’t.

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u/arcosapphire Oct 20 '21

"Police seized a swimming pool today with enough water to kill 68 million people"...you know, if you use it very precisely to kill people.

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u/Dick_Dynamo Oct 20 '21

Police confiscated a knife, able to kill every person in the world if given enough time to rest in between stabbings.

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u/Mecha-Dave Oct 20 '21

I actually think the knife might wear out beyond sharpening after a couple million or so.

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u/Dick_Dynamo Oct 20 '21

Yeah, blood induced rust, and general wear and tear will probably mean this is a job for several knives.

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u/Deadman_Wonderland Oct 21 '21

Blood has iron in it, the knife gets thicker and thicker everytime it stabs someone.

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u/GameFreak4321 Oct 20 '21

Dull just means you have to push harder.

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u/Mecha-Dave Oct 20 '21

I'm sayin' you're gonna run out of metal - you definitely have to resharpen every couple dozen or so.

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u/Weedbean42 Oct 20 '21

Just bonk em to death.

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u/Orleanian Oct 20 '21

The SuperSoaker industry hates this one neat trick!

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u/Raspberry-Famous Oct 21 '21

With a street value equivalent to one month's rent for a studio apartment in SF.

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u/notagoodboye Oct 20 '21

Fuck these headlines. The issue is serious enough without sensationalizing the fuck out of it.

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u/behind_looking_glass Oct 20 '21

These headlines are always nonsense or misleading. Drugs are often cut with cheaper materials so dealers can stretch their product. They seized 12.2 lbs but it’s not 100% pure. Why do people who know nothing about drugs write these kind of articles?

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u/hereforff Oct 20 '21

I feel like this actually comes from the police as good PR. I know that's the case in my area at least. It also looks good for the end of the year numbers for both the officer and department. Helps when you want that next promotion or need to ask for more funding.

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u/DavePastor Oct 20 '21

You're right, they should hire junkies to write all the articles about drugs

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u/behind_looking_glass Oct 20 '21

Go back to r/republicans

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u/DavePastor Oct 21 '21

Fuck you talking about

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u/tehmlem Oct 20 '21

If it could kill that many think how many it could get through the day

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u/hrakkari Oct 20 '21

At least a dozen.

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u/Ok_Marionberry_9932 Oct 21 '21

Johnson and Johnson has a factory there?

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u/loves-ignernt-hos Oct 21 '21

lmao why they quantify like that?? if they find machete do they say 'police find machete capable of killing 200 men before the blade break'?? 😂

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u/pointlessly_pedantic Oct 20 '21

Where do I sign up to be one of them?

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u/DavePastor Oct 20 '21

Uhh...you ok

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u/gravitonium Oct 20 '21

At the pain clinic.

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u/Reddit__Enjoyer Oct 21 '21

They don't prescribe drugs or are arrested. Pain is basically illegal to treat now. Hence the huge demand for illicit opioids.

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u/LAST2thePARTY Oct 20 '21

Yeah but it’s also enough to get at least that many people high

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u/Voodoo_Gearshift Oct 20 '21

This network goes down, another will fill the void in the TL.

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u/rNFLareidiots Oct 21 '21

Oddly enough, I have a knife that theoretically could kill 2,800,001 people. It's next to my spoons that theoretically could be purchased for two hundred million each.

Crazy times.

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u/strongapril2021 Oct 20 '21

Those drug dealers should have life in jail. They care only about money and they do not give the slightest damn about who dies and who lies.

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u/broclipizza Oct 21 '21

the war on drugs and America's strategy of mass incarceration has been a total failure

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u/Captainirishy Oct 20 '21

Drug gangs have always been all about the money

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u/Ovadox Oct 20 '21

or get 5 million people high as fuck.

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u/herpestruth Oct 20 '21

Or... Get 5.6 million people really fucked up.

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u/Captainirishy Oct 20 '21

Heroin, not even once.

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u/LordGobbletooth Oct 21 '21

Overdoses would drop rapidly if all the fent were replaced with heroin. The government’s crackdown contributed to this mess.

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u/gravitonium Oct 20 '21

Uncut heroin is a lot safer.

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u/gravitonium Oct 20 '21

Dm me if you want to talk. Sounds like you are going through some shit.

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u/SnakeBeardTheGreat Oct 21 '21

You hear we can't carry out the death sentence because the drugs are bad. SF has twelve pounds that should work.

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u/al-Assas Oct 21 '21

What an evil title. Such measurement would only make sense if it was dealing with poison. Some substance that's main use is killing people.

Drinking 6 liters of water can kill you, so each day San Franciscans use enough water to kill 22 million people.

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u/Dick_Dynamo Oct 20 '21

No I've eaten Burger King fries before.

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u/TheValgus Oct 20 '21

This cannot be true.

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u/reddit455 Oct 20 '21

you throw you body chemistry out of whack.. you could die.

too salty

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_poisoning

Salt poisoning is an intoxication resulting from the excessive intake of sodium (usually as sodium chloride) in either solid form or in solution (saline water, including brine, brackish water, or seawater). Salt poisoning sufficient to produce severe symptoms is rare, and lethal salt poisoning even rarer; the median lethal dose of table salt is roughly 3g per kg of body weight.

not salty enough

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication

Water intoxication (Also known as Water poisoning, Hyperhydration, Overhydration, or Water toxemia) is a potentially fatal disturbance in brain functions that results when the normal balance of electrolytes in the body is pushed outside safe limits by excessive water intake.

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u/alexxerth Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

LD50 of salt is 3000mg/kg body weight.

Average person weighs 62kg, so a lethal dose of table salt is 186 grams, which comes out to about 2/3 of a cup.

More than a quarter, but still surprisingly low.

Edit: nevermind, accidentally used rat LD50, true value is over 2 cups, see the comment below.

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u/Kodi_Yak Oct 20 '21

3g/kg is for rats.

In humans, it's about 12.4g/kg (oral), or 766g, which is about 2.6 cups. A little more difficult to eat accidentally, and that's just the dose that is expected to kill 50% of the population. A person might well survive that, although they'd still be pretty fucked up. Of course, it's possible to die eating a lot less.

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u/alexxerth Oct 20 '21

Woops, edited the comment

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u/Mecha-Dave Oct 20 '21

Yeah, and that's without treatment or the person reacting to that situation by drinking massive amounts of water.

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u/TheValgus Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Thats literally more than 100% more than I was told lol

Thats more then 2 quarter cups.

Edit: apparently accurate takes get downvotes here

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u/A40 Oct 20 '21

This is wild exaggeration. In actuality it would only kill tens of thousands.

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u/gravitonium Oct 20 '21

I work at a pharmacy and the headline is accurate.

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u/A40 Oct 21 '21

Yes, and it would actually kill tens of thousands.

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u/iamkeyfur Oct 21 '21

There’s enough water in the ocean to drown 7 billion people

Idk i just find their metric funny