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Fugu, considered one of the world’s most poisonous fish with venom more deadly than cyanide, can be safely prepared.
While Turing did not go to prison, he was chemically castrated and died of cyanide poisoning in what was determined to be a suicide two years later.
The plan was to smuggle cyanide into the prison, where an inmate loyal to The Corporation would slip it into Roque Torres’ drink.
Remarkably, many of these corporate leaders and companies are still working from the playbook developed by Johnson & Johnson over 35 years ago, when people began dying due to cyanide being maliciously injected into Tylenol pill capsules.
Tests showed the soil and quarries were contaminated with hazards including cyanide, arsenic, mercury, fluorene, ammonia, phenol and other volatile organic compounds.
Giant pandas absorbed more than 65 percent of the cyanide present in the shoots.
To design a hotel with a space like that seemed suddenly as negligent as leaving loaded handguns or cyanide pills outside the door, alongside that standard copy of the USA Today.
But the fish’s skin, intestines, ovaries, and liver contain the poison tetrodotoxin, which is 1,200 times deadlier than cyanide.
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Origin and Etymology of cyanide
First Known Use: 1826See Words from the same year
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Definition of cyanide for English Language Learners
: a very poisonous chemical
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