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A Chinese kindergarten teacher was sentenced to death for poisoning more than 2 dozen children with nitrite that was mixed into their food

A Chinese teacher has been sentenced to death for poisoning 25 children with nitrite. Wang Yun put nitrite into the porridge of another teacher’s student following an argument in March 2019. The Jiaozuo Intermediate People’s Court in Henan province said Yun’s motives were “despicable” and “vicious.” One student fell ill […]
A Chinese kindergarten teacher was sentenced to death for poisoning more than 2 dozen children with nitrite that was mixed into their food
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11 everyday things you didn’t know were poisonous

Unexpected things in our kitchen or around us can be poisonous. These poisonous things can be something you eat, something you use, or something you find in nature. From potatoes to cherry pits, these things can be poisonous. By definition, a poison is any substance that can cause harm or […]
11 everyday things you didn’t know were poisonous
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12 facts about poison prevention that could save your life

Poisoning is much more common than you might think. Poison can be found in everyday substances, including painkillers. INSIDER found out 12 facts about poison that you need to know. “Poison” can seem like a mysterious and scary term. The official definition of “poisoning” from the Mayo Clinic is “injury […]
12 facts about poison prevention that could save your life
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The 9 most dangerous plants in the world

At the height of North American summer, many plants are at their most dangerous. We don’t normally think of plants as particularly scary organisms. But this rather entertaining Reddit thread from 2016 will make you reconsider that assumption. “Botanists of reddit, what are the scariest plants in the world?” user […]
The 9 most dangerous plants in the world