How do suicide pills work?

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paul.fr

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How do suicide pills work?
« on: 29/04/2008 16:20:24 »
Do they really work instantaneously like in the movies? If not, what time scale are we looking at?
« Last Edit: 02/05/2008 19:42:10 by chris »

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How do suicide pills work?
« Reply #1 on: 11/05/2008 03:17:31 »
Potassium cyanide is qui. just a few seconds if the dose is strong enough but it is supposedly painful.

The mind is like a parachute. It works best when open.  -- A. Einstein

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How do suicide pills work?
« Reply #2 on: 13/05/2008 10:49:19 »
Didja know that good old Hydrogen Sulphide is more lethal than Hydrogen Cyanide (at a given concentration)? It's just that we are so sensitive to the smell of the H2S that we avoid it like the plague but. by the time we are in a lethal concentration of  HCN, we are only starting to enjoy the nice smell of almonds. Another  of our evolutionary  features.