Friday, April 23, 2010

The Dangers of Bananas - No, Methanol

There is one sort of food that Daniel hates above all, and that is bananas. He cannot stand the texture or the taste of it.

In Uganda, about 80 humans have died from drinking illegal banana gin. In this case, the gin was laces with methanol, which is probably the cause of death. It may be with a lack of respect for those who have died, but we joked with Daniel, asking if he blamed the bananas for the fate of those who died. He joked back and said he did.

Getting serious again, we agreed that it is too bad these people feel they cannot afford industry manufactured gin, but drink the potentially harmful illegal gin instead. We feel sorry for the deaths and hope no dogs lost their humans because of this bad gin.

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