TV NEWS HEADLINE: BOTOX NEW WMD
Wait a minute!
This is a joke, right?
It has to be.
Surely they're kidding.Having had Botex injections . .
(yes, I admit it)
And considering it again for spring, when the sun will shine again in the Midwest . . .
I had to find out the truth about this story and so I Googled.
Global Security Newswire: Toxin Found in Botox Could Pose Bioterrorism Threat Monday, Jan. 25, 2010
Though I’m not understanding how Botox is a weapon of mass destruction,
What will happen?
Will brow furrows suddenly implode into skulls?
Will foreheads explode?
Anyway, the article continued . . .
"In a 2009 experiment, scientists successfully demonstrated that a biologist with some advanced training and relatively inexpensive equipment could produce 1 gram of the raw toxin -- potentially enough to cause thousands of deaths."
Wait a minute . . .
Now this has to be the joke part . . .
“A biologist with some advanced training?”
I remember learning in a home economics class in junior high that botulism could develop in canned vegetables.
That didn't take advanced training for heaven's sake.
And relatively inexpensive equipment?
Are glass canning jars considered equipment?
Way back in ‘70’s when I was a young wife and mother, I tried my hand at canning.
I was careful to seal the jars correctly, however . . .
I remember when I opened the first jar of my canned green beans . . .
I stared at them wondering . . . .
Dear God! Are they poisonous?
Even though I had heard the “pop” of the flat, gold seal . . .
Did I dare serve them? Eat them?
I couldn't stand the stress of causing: Death by String Beans!
I think I threw out almost a dozen jars of green beans out of fear.
And the next year, I switched to freezing veggies.
Anyway . . .
I continued to Google this news story and found this info on biological weapons of mass distruction:
"To kill many with anthrax or botox, someone would have to first get the victims to sniff weapons-grade anthrax or eat botulism-contaminated food and then shun antibiotics or antitoxins."
What wonderful news!
Seems I don't have to fear Botox as a WMD . . .
I just have to fear News Headlines as a WMH . . .
Weapon of Mass Hysteria!